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Study of Short Course Radiation Therapy for Elderly Patients With Rectal Cancer

Research Question:
Is a short course of radiation therapy effective to treat rectal cancer in older patients?

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
The purpose of this study is to determine if a short course of radiation therapy is effective to treat rectal cancer in older patients. A shorter course of radiation treatment may be better tolerated than a longer course or surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer in the elderly. Inclusion Criteria: Diagnosis of rectal cancer; 70 years or older at time of diagnosis

Location: University of Rochester Medical Center
Study Reference #: UGIC18078

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Alan Katz

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Therese Smudzin
Phone: (585) 275-7848
Email: Therese_Smudzin@urmc.rochester.edu

Additional Study Details

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