Chapter 3. What can the Pathologist Tell the Multidisciplinary Team about Rectal Cancer Resection?

  1. John H. Scholefield1,
  2. Axel Grothey2,
  3. Herand Abcarian3 and
  4. Tim Maughan4
  1. Phil Quirke

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch3

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

How to Cite

Quirke, P. (2006) What can the Pathologist Tell the Multidisciplinary Team about Rectal Cancer Resection?, in Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds J. H. Scholefield, A. Grothey, H. Abcarian and T. Maughan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  3. 3

    Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Cancer Studies, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127066

Online ISBN: 9780470753231



  • rectal cancer;
  • clinical management;
  • surgery;
  • pathology;
  • databases


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Staging

  • Quality of surgery

  • Quality and the abdominoperineal dissection

  • Reporting the tumor after neo-adjuvant therapy

  • CRM and preoperative treatment

  • Chemoradiotherapy response scoring

  • High-risk rectal cancer for adjuvant chemotherapy

  • Locally advanced and metastatic cancer

  • The pathologist and the radiologist

  • Conclusions