Avoiding Surgery in Rectal Cancer After Pre-Operative Therapy

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


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


Rectal Adenocarcinoma


Adjuvant Chemotherapy, Surgery


Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
United Kingdom




Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Results (where available)

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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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