Radiation Oncology

Colorectal Cancer   

Questions discussed in this category



The RTOG contouring atlas doesn't give a consensus on this issue.

The NCCN seems to make its recommendation based on extrapolation from colon cancer, but those patients are not treated with pre-op chemoRT.

In a lesion <2.5 cm from anal verge arising in a tubulovillous adenoma, does the data from Taylor, et. al. Red Journal 2001 apply? 

The NCCN guidelines categorically recommend adjuvant XRT for a cT1-2N0 rectal adenocarcinoma upstaged to a pT3N0, yet there are multipl...

Should standard post operative radiation fields be used, treating up to the L5-S1 interspace? Or is it acceptable to treat a lower field, for ins...

The German trial included patients with tumors up to 16cm from the anal verge, while the Swedish trial update found no local control benefit for tumor...

In the past, I haven't seen great results in palliating the presacral area. The pain is excruciating for many patients. Is there an effective option f...


Papers discussed in this category


Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys., 2001-11-01

Radiat Oncol, 2014-12-23

Lancet, 2009-03-07

J. Clin. Oncol., 2012-06-01

Br J Surg, 2006-10-01

J. Clin. Oncol., 2012-11-01

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2014 Mar 15

Ann. Surg. Oncol., 2017 May 30

Ann. Oncol., 2019 Jun 13

Ann. Surg., 2007-11-01

J Cancer Res Ther, 2011 Oct-Dec

J Can Assoc Radiol, 1975-09-01

Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys., 1995-01-15

J Clin Oncol, 2004 May 15

Dis. Colon Rectum, 2008-08-01