Original Publication Date: 1 February, 2015
Publication / Source: Colorectal Cancer
Authors: Angelita Habr-Gama, Laura M Fernandez & Rodrigo O Perez
Radiation therapy (RT) delivered preoperatively has clearly shown to improve local disease control after radical surgery in rectal cancer [1–3]. In fact different options including short-course or long-course regimens have been extensively studied with similar good long-term local disease control [4–6]. Also, the addition of chemotherapy with fluoropyrimidine to radiation led to further improvement in local disease control of these patients [7,8].