TY - CHAP A1 - Angelita Habr-Gama A2 - Rodrigo Oliva Perez A3 - Patricio B. Lynn A4 - Arceu Scanavini Neto A5 - Joaquim Gama-Rodrigues ED1 - Giulio Aniello Santoro Y1 - 2011-10-10 PY - 2011 T1 - Nonoperative Management of Distal Rectal Cancer After Chemoradiation: Experience with the “Watch & Wait” Protocol N2 - Dramatic improvements in medicine over the last few years have resulted in more reliable and accessible diagnostics and treatment of rectal cancer. Given the complex physiopathology of this tumor, the approach should not be limited to a single specialty but should involve a number of specialties (surgery, gastroenterology, radiology, biology, oncology, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, physiotherapy) in an integrated fashion. The subtitle of this book "A Multidisciplinary Approach to Management" encompasses this concept. We have endeavored, with the help of an international group of contributors, to provide an up-to-date and authoritative account of the management of rectal tumor. BT - Rectal Cancer SP - Ch. 17 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/38817 DO - 10.5772/38817 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-04-07 ER -