Management of Locoregional Rectal Cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The NCCN Guidelines for Rectal Cancer are now more closely aligned with those for colon cancer. A new MRI-based definition of the rectum has been included and the use of MRI in staging has been elevated in importance. There is a new emphasis on neoadjuvant therapy, especially the concurrent use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. One of the biggest changes is more acceptance of an observational approach-"watch and wait, nonoperative management"-for select patients experiencing a complete clinical response with no evidence of residual disease after neoadjuvant therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Willett, CG

Published Date

  • May 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 5S

Start / End Page

  • 617 - 619

PubMed ID

  • 29784739

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2018.0037

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States