Challenges in the neoadjuvant radiation of rectal cancer
Posted in Lectures on 12 May 2015
Robert Glynne-Jones (Consultant clinical oncologist)
Barnet Hospital – London, United Kingdom
Treatment for rectal cancer patients is constantly evolving towards a highly tailored approach. An updated and multidisciplinary team of specialists should work together in order to achieve this. The goal is to offer the best treatment with the lowest toxicity rate.
In this lecture, Robert Glynne-Jones from the Barnet Hospital talks about several issues regarding preoperative QRD for patients with clinical stage II/III rectal cancer.
Among other things, he explains the importance of standardization regarding:
- Short course vs long course therapy
- Patients selection criteria
- International Guidelines