Clinical Trial

Non-Operative Management for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

Study Description

Non-operative Management for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

This is a 5 year Phase II study to evaluate the safety of non-operative management (NOM) in patients with low rectal cancer (LRC) who achieve a complete clinical response (cCR) following chemoradiotherapy (CRT). The safety of NOM will be evaluated by assessing (i) rate of local re-growth and (ii) rate of macroscopically positive resection margin (R2) when surgery is required due to local re-growth. NOM will be considered safe or as effective as surgery to achieve local control if the rate of local re-growth is equal to or less than 30% and the rate of a macroscopically positive margin is 0%.


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No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only Recruiting patients only

Procedure - Non-operative management

Patients who are eligible and provide informed consent to participate in the trial will undergo non-operative management (i.e., active surveillance for 24 months) according to the schedule outlined in the study protocol.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Phase II Study to Assess the Safety of Non-operative Management for Low Rectal Cancer

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