Published in Cancer Weekly, September 25th, 2007
"Preoperative diagnosis of metastatic disease helps identify patients who could undergo combined resection or might benefit from systemic therapy before surgery. Accurate imaging of rectal cancer is critical in evaluating locally advanced disease treatable by combined modality therapy, including chemoradiation and surgery," wrote C.R. Schmidt and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "Postoperative imaging enhances identification of recurrent disease that might be amenable to salvage...
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