Radiation Oncology

Colorectal Cancer   

Questions discussed in this category


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

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...

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

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

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? 

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...

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


International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 2001-11-01

Radiat Oncol, 2014-12-23

Lancet (London, England), 2009-03-07

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

Br J Surg, 2006-10-01

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2012-11-01

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 2014-03-15

Ann. Surg. Oncol., 2017 May 30

Ann. Oncol., 2019 Jun 13

Ann. Surg., 2007-11-01

Journal of cancer research and therapeutics, 2011

J Can Assoc Radiol, 1975-09-01

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

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2004-05-15

Diseases of the colon and rectum, 2008-08

JAMA oncology, 2018-06-14

J. Clin. Oncol., 2019 Oct 08

The New England journal of medicine, 1985-06-06

Int. J. Cancer, 2017 Jun 08