Short-course RT with delay to surgery recommended as alternative in rectal cancer

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Takeaway

  • All 3 treatment options yield similar oncological results.
  • Long-course radiotherapy with delay prolongs treatment time; postoperative complications were significantly reduced in short-course radiotherapy with delay vs immediate surgery.

Why this matters

  • Optimal radiotherapy fr...