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What more do we want from neoadjuvant treatment strategies in rectal cancer?


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].

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