Rectal cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

These NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology provide recommendations for the management of rectal cancer, beginning with the clinical presentation of the patient to the primary care physician or gastroenterologist through diagnosis, pathologic staging, neoadjuvant treatment, surgical management, adjuvant treatment, surveillance, management of recurrent and metastatic disease, and survivorship. This discussion focuses on localized disease. The NCCN Rectal Cancer Panel believes that a multidisciplinary approach, including representation from gastroenterology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and radiology, is necessary for treating patients with rectal cancer.

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Cited Authors

  • Benson, AB; Bekaii-Saab, T; Chan, E; Chen, Y-J; Choti, MA; Cooper, HS; Engstrom, PF; Enzinger, PC; Fakih, MG; Fuchs, CS; Grem, JL; Hunt, S; Leong, LA; Lin, E; Martin, MG; May, KS; Mulcahy, MF; Murphy, K; Rohren, E; Ryan, DP; Saltz, L; Sharma, S; Shibata, D; Skibber, JM; Small, W; Sofocleous, CT; Venook, AP; Willett, CG; Freedman-Cass, DA; Gregory, KM

Published Date

  • December 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1528 - 1564

PubMed ID

  • 23221790

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2012.0158


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States