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Avoiding Surgery in Rectal Cancer After Pre-Operative Therapy

2014-08-27 03:16:41 | BioPortfolio

Summary

An assessment of the safety of omission of surgery following a complete response to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, or radiotherapy alone, for rectal cancer.

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Rectal Adenocarcinoma

Intervention

Adjuvant Chemotherapy, Surgery

Location

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
London
United Kingdom

Status

Recruiting

Source

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:41-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.

Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.

Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery. It is commonly used in the therapy of cancer.

Proposed as an adjuvant to cancer chemotherapy; may have radiation protective properties.

A followup operation to examine the outcome of the previous surgery and other treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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