Response to preoperative chemoradiation increases the use of sphincter-preserving surgery in patients with locally advanced low rectal carcinoma (pages 517–524)
Christopher H. Crane, John M. Skibber, Barry W. Feig, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Howard D. Thames, Steve A. Curley, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, Robert A. Wolff, Lee M. Ellis, Marc E. Delclos, Edward H. Lin and Nora A. Janjan
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11075
The current article investigates the relationship between objective tumor response and the use of sphincter-preserving surgery among patients receiving preoperative chemoradiation. The findings indicate that clinical response independently increases the use of sphincter-preserving surgery among patients with low rectal carcinoma.