Nonoperative management of rectal cancer: current perspectives.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

While surgery plays a central role in the management of all stages of operable rectal cancer, nonoperative approaches for both early-stage and locally advanced disease are being explored. This comprehensive review summarizes the current literature regarding the nonoperative management of rectal cancer and discusses caveats and controversies to such an approach.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Higgins, KA; Willett, CG; Czito, BG

Published Date

  • April 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 83 - 88

PubMed ID

  • 20378501

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-0674

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3816/CCC.2010.n.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States