Preoperative radiation therapy as an adjuvant to surgery for carcinoma of the colon and rectum

George A. Higgins, Richard W. Dwight, William S. Walsh, Edward W. Humphrey

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Abstract

A preliminary report has been given on 458 patients in a randomized study of the use of preoperative radiation in cancer of the sigmoid and rectum. A slightly but not significantly higher postoperative mortality has been observed in treated patients, but there has been no obvious connection with the treatment. Thus far, survival in the treated and control groups has remained the same although additional follow-up data will be necessary for final assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1968

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