Dr. Patel on Sequencing Therapy in Rectal Cancer | OncLive

Dr. Patel on Sequencing Therapy in Rectal Cancer

November 28, 2019

Timil Patel, MD, discusses an optimal sequencing strategy in rectal cancer.

Timil Patel, MD, clinical fellow in Hematology/Oncology, Yale School of Medicine, discusses an optimal sequencing strategy in rectal cancer.

Following chemotherapy, patients are restaged, and a multidisciplinary tumor board recommends next steps based on the patient’s response to systemic chemotherapy, says Patel.

Generally, chemoradiation is recommended for patients with a single site of disease who responded well to chemotherapy. Subsequently, a tumor board will decide whether radiation or surgical resection is the optimal approach to treat lung nodules, concludes Patel.


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