Dis Colon Rectum 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Division of Radiation Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, Canada Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, 11560 University Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, Canada Department of Oncology, University of Calgary - Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Background: Radiation dose schedules for neoadjuvant chemoradiation for rectal cancers differs, with the most common dose schedule using 5040 cGy in 28 fractions.
Objectives: The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the benefit of higher radiation doses beyond 5040cGy in the context of pathological response and follow up events.
Setting: Database from a provincial tertiary cancer center in Canada. Read More