Preoperative Radiotherapy and Radical Surgery as Combined Treatment in Rectal Cancer

  • A. Gerard
  • J. L. Berrod
  • F. Pene
  • J. Loygue
  • A. Laugier
  • R. Bruckner
  • G. Camelot
  • J. P. Arnaud
  • U. Metzger
  • M. Buyse
  • O. Dalesio
  • N. Duez
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 110)

Abstract

In 1976, the Gastrointestinal Group of the EORTC activated a clinical trial on rectal cancer with the aim of studying the efficacy of high-dose preoperative irradiation therapy (34.5 Gy) as an adjuvant before radical surgery. This was a multicentric prospective phase-III clinical trial.

Keywords

Adenocarcinoma Peri Cystitis Cerebro 

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    Boulis-Wassif S, Gerard A (1978) EORTC clinical trial with rectal cancer (preliminary report). In: Gerard A (ed) Gastrointestinal tumors. A clinical and experimental approach. Pergamon, OxfordGoogle Scholar
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    Boulis-Wassif S, Gerard A, Loygue J, Camelot D, Buyse M, Duez N (1984) Final results of a randomized trial on the treatment of rectal cancer with preoperative radiotherapy alone or in combination with 5-fluorouracil, followed by radical surgery. Trial of the European Organization on Research and Treatment of Cancer, Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Cooperative Group. Cancer 53: 1811–1818Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Gerard
    • 1
  • J. L. Berrod
    • 1
  • F. Pene
    • 1
  • J. Loygue
    • 1
  • A. Laugier
    • 1
  • R. Bruckner
    • 1
  • G. Camelot
    • 1
  • J. P. Arnaud
    • 1
  • U. Metzger
    • 1
  • M. Buyse
    • 1
  • O. Dalesio
    • 1
  • N. Duez
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Jules BordetBrusselsBelgium

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