The role of induction chemotherapy in the treatment of locally recurrent rectal cancer

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared


By improvements in the treatment of rectal cancer, the incidence of local recurrence has fortunately decreased. However, for patients with recurrent rectal cancer, treatment options are scarce. This thesis describes the effect of adding chemotherapy to improve surgical and survival outcomes. This thesis also highlights the importance of adequate imaging techniques to evaluate response to treatment in order to select the patients that will benefit from intensive treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Rutten, Harm, Supervisor
  • Nieuwenhuijzen, Grard A. P., Co-Supervisor, External person
  • Kusters, M., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date11 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Recurrent rectal cancer
  • induction chemotherapy
  • response evaluation

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