Fourth versus eighth week surgery after neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy in T3-4/N0+ rectal cancer: Istanbul R-01 study


Saglam S., Bugra D., KAYTAN SAĞLAM E. , Asoglu O. , Balik E. , Yamaner S., ...More

JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGY, vol.5, no.1, pp.9-17, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3978/j.issn.2078-6891.2013.025
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-17

Abstract

Background and purpose: The optimum duration between neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy and transmesorectal excision in locally advanced rectal cancer has not been defined yet. This randomized study was designed to compare the efficacy of four-week versus eight-week delay before surgery.