Preoperative Radiotherapy and Radical Surgery as Combined Treatment in Rectal Cancer
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.
KeywordsRectal Cancer Radical Surgery Preoperative Irradiation Anal Margin Irradiation Therapy
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