Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2012.0215


Precision medicine: Neoadjuvant treatment and laparoscopic rectal cancer resection.

Charalabos Batsis, MD.

Affiliation: Charalabos Batsis, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, TK 45110, Greece.


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Preoperative chemoradiotherapy has established as standard treatment of advanced non-metastatic rectal cancer. However, some of these patients do not respond to this therapy while they are experiencing adverse effects. In addition to the need for identifying predictive biomarkers for pre-treatment assessment of neoadjuvant efficacy and toxicity, laparoscopic surgery after neoadjuvant treatment has not fully explored.

(Citation: Gastric & Breast Cancer 2012; 11(2): 82-84)

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