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Quality of life after curative resection for rectal cancer in patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy compared with observation: results of the randomized phase III SCRIPT Trial. Dis Colon Rectum 2019; 62: 711-720

Published: 24th January 2020

Authors: van der Valk MJ, Hilling DE, Meershoek-Klein Kranenbarg E, Peeters K, Kapiteijn E, Tsonaka R et al.

Conclusion

Results were available for 226 patients. The addition of chemotherapy resulted in a reduction in quality of life overall (P=0.006), and in physical functioning (P<0.001). All differences between the groups had resolved after twelve months.

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