Journal article

QuickSilver: A Phase II Study Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging Criteria to Identify "Good Prognosis" Rectal Cancer Patients Eligible for Primary Surgery

Erin Kennedy

JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recently, two nonrandomized, prospective cohort studies used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess the circumferential resection margin to identify "good prognosis" rectal tumors eligible for primary surgery and have reported favorable outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project was to conduct a Phase II trial to assess the safety and feasibility of MRI criteria to identify "good prognosis" rectal tumors eligible for primary surgery in the North American setting. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed primary rectal cancer attending surgical clinics at participating centers will be invited to participate in the study. The inclusion criteria for the study are: (1) diag..

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