Watch and Wait – ‘The Outsider’
Rectal surgery is associated with a significant impact on quality of life. Several authors think that in the future surgery will be avoided in cases of a complete tumor regression after neoadjuvant therapy. From Brazil, Rodrigo Perez is one of the main defenders of this idea, based on a high proportion of patients who present with a full response. He explains when, how and on whom to take the “Watch and Wait” approach.