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|Title:||Complete radiotherapy response in rectal cancer: A review of the evidence|
|Authors:||Couch, Daniel G.|
Hemingway, David M.
|Publisher:||Baishideng Publishing Group Inc.|
|Citation:||World Journal of Gastroenterology Jan 14, 2016; 22(2): 467-470|
|Abstract:||Complete response to chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer is becoming a common clinical entity. Techniques to diagnose complete response and how to survey these patients without operative intervention are still unclear. We review the most recent evidence. Barriers to firm conclusions regarding this are heterogeneity of diagnostic definitions, differing surveillance protocols, and a lack of randomised studies.|
|Rights:||This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology|
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