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|Title:||Management of rectal cancer in the elderly: the role of local excision.|
|Epworth Authors:||Ng, Michael|
|Keywords:||General Surgery and Gastroenterology Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.|
Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
Epworth Research Institute Research Week 2016
Epworth Research Institute Major Research Grant
Cancer of the Rectum
Length of Stay
|Conference:||Epworth Research Institute Research Week 2016.|
|Conference Location:||Epworth HealthCare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.|
|Abstract:||The incidence of rectal cancer increases with age in an ageing population, difficult decisions regarding the management of rectal cancers in frail patients with co-morbidities are becoming increasingly common. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for rectal cancer, however the standard approach of total mesorectal excision is associated with a risk of operative morbidity and mortality in the elderly patient. Local excision can macroscopically clear cancer with lower operative risk, however it is considered a non-fefinitive resection. Controversy exists in many instances where the balance between operative mortality, local recurrence risk and overall lifespan is debated.|
|Affiliated Organisations:||Department of Surgery, Eastern Health, Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.|
Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.
|Type of Clinical Study or Trial:||Multicentre Studies|
|Appears in Collections:||Cancer Services|
General Surgery and Gastroenterology
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