Reduced toxicity, similar efficacy achieved with novel regimen for advanced rectal cancer

No difference in local efficacy was found between two treatment regimens for colorectal cancer: short-course (5-day) radiation followed by consolidation chemotherapy before surgery and standard 5-week chemoradiation. These findings from a phase III study were presented by Krzysztof Bujko, MD, PhD, on behalf of the Polish Colorectal Study Group at the 2016 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.

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