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Can we Save the rectum by watchful waiting or TransAnal microsurgery following (chemo) Radiotherapy versus Total mesorectal excision for early REctal Cancer (STAR-TREC study)?: Protocol for a multicentre, randomised feasibility study

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Introduction Total mesorectal excision (TME) is the highly effective standard treatment for rectal cancer but is associated with significant morbidity and may be overtreatment for low-risk cancers. This study is designed to determine the feasibility of international recruitment in a study comparing organ-saving approaches versus standard TME surgery. Methods and analysis STAR-TREC trial is a multicentre international randomised, three-arm parallel, phase II ... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019474

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Rombouts, AJM More by this author
Al-Najami, I More by this author
Abbott, NL More by this author
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0000-0003-2792-9218
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ORCID:
0000-0003-0300-5766
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
12
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Article: e019474
Publication date:
2017-12-28
Acceptance date:
2017-10-20
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:817815
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uri:d00c7e70-da14-4b21-bd35-00d376465388
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uuid:d00c7e70-da14-4b21-bd35-00d376465388
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pubs:817815
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English

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