Complete radiotherapy response in rectal cancer: A review of the evidence
journal contributionposted on 18.05.2016, 08:55 by Daniel G. Couch, David M. Hemingway
Complete response to chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer is becoming a common clinical entity. Techniques to diagnose complete response and how to survey these patients without operative intervention are still unclear. We review the most recent evidence. Barriers to firm conclusions regarding this are heterogeneity of diagnostic definitions, differing surveillance protocols, and a lack of randomised studies.