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Medicine and Surgery Insights

Surgery: What’s New — October 7, 2016
Surgery: What’s New This Month — August 31, 2016
Surgery: What’s New in July — July 19, 2016
Nonoperative Management of Rectal Cancer — June 28, 2016

Nonoperative Management of Rectal Cancer

In the Netherlands, Maas and colleagues at Maastricht University described 192 patients treated with combined modality therapy between 2004 and 2010, of whom 21 (11%) had a complete clinical response.4 A complete clinical response was defined as no residual tumor at endoscopy or only a small residual erythematous ulcer or scar; negative biopsies from the scar, ulcer, or former tumor location; no palpable tumor after initial palpability; and no suspicious lymph nodes on magnetic resonance imaging.

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