Preoperative chemoradiotherapy improves local recurrence free survival in locally advanced rectal cancer

Tural D., Ozturk M., Selcukbiricik F., Yildiz O., Elicin O., Turna H., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF BUON, cilt.18, ss.385-390, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.385-390


Purpose: Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (pre-CRT) followed by total mesorectal excision (TME) is the recommended therapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). The primary aim of this study was to compare the rates of local and distant recurrence and overall survival (OS) in LARC patients who received pre-CRT vs postoperative (post) CRT.