A Modified Classification of Prognostic Factors Based on Pathological Stage and Tumor Regression Grade in Patients with Rectal Cancer Who Receive Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy

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Oncology: International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment

Published online: November 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1159/000478266

Suzuki T.a · Sadahiro S.a · Tanaka A.a · Okada K.a · Saito G.a · Miyakita H.a · Akiba T.b · Yamamuro H.b 

Background: The histologic response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) has been intimately related to outcomes in locally advanced rectal cancer. However, reliable prognostic factors have yet to be established. The study group comprised 198 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who received CRT. 

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