The optimal staging of rectal cancer

Ravit Geva*, Arye Blachar, Hagit Tulchinsky

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Rectal cancer treatment is a multidisciplinary process highly dependent on accurate clinical staging at diagnosis. Defining the height, local invasion, and nodal invasion of the primary tumor determines the extent and order of the treatment scheme, which combines both surgery and chemo-radiotherapy. This review discusses the means by which the clinical stage is determined and the advantages and disadvantages of the different modalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-30
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Colorectal Cancer Reports
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Endorectal ultrasound
  • MRI
  • PET-CT
  • Rectal cancer
  • Staging

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