Management of Complete Response After Chemoradiation in Rectal Cancer

Martin R. Weiser*, Regina Beets-Tan, Geerard Beets

*Corresponding author for this work

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There are an increasing number of reports on nonoperative management of rectal cancer patients who achieve a dramatic response to neoadjuvant therapy. This review discusses the current literature, and describes treatment strategies for patients who have a complete clinical response on follow-up endoscopy after chemoradiotherapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-125
JournalSurgical oncology clinics of North America
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • Rectal cancer
  • Complete clinical response
  • Non-operative management
  • Neoadjuvant therapy


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