Post operative stereotactic radiosurgery for positive or close margins after preoperative chemoradiation and surgery for rectal cancer


Dagoglu N., Nedea E., Poylin V., Nagle D., Mahadevan A.

JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGY, vol.7, no.3, pp.315-320, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.21037/jgo.2015.11.03
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-320

Abstract

Background: The incidence of positive margins after neoadjuvant chemoradiation and adequate surgery is very low. However, when patients do present with positive or close margins, they are at a risk of local failure and local therapy options are limited. We evaluated the role of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in patients with positive or close margins after induction chemoradiation and total mesorectal excision.