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Optimizing Rectal Cancer Management: Analysis of Current Evidence

Abbas, M. A. M.D.; Chang, G. J. M.D.; Read, T. E. M.D.; Rothenberger, D. A. M.D.; Garcia-Aguilar, J. M.D.; Peters, W. M.D.; Monson, John R. T. M.D.; Sharma, A. M.D.; Dietz, D. W. M.D.; Madoff, R. D. M.D.; Fleshman, J. W. M.D.; Greene, F. L.; Wexner, S. D. M.D.; Remzi, F. H. M.D.on behalf of the Consortium for Optimizing Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer

doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000020
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Rochester, New York

Rochester, New York, Manchester, United Kingdom

Cleveland, Ohio

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dallas, Texas

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Weston, Florida

Cleveland, Ohio

Consortium for Optimizing Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer members: John R. T. Monson, University of Rochester Medical Center; D. W. Dietz, Cleveland Clinic; J. W. Fleshman, Baylor University Medical Center; F. L. Greene, University of North Carolina School of Medicine; S. D. Wexner, Cleveland Clinic Florida; F. H. Remzi, Cleveland Clinic; M. A. Abbas, Kaiser Permanente; G. J. Chang, Anderson Cancer Center; T. E. Read, Lahey Clinic; D. A. Rothenberger, University of Minnesota; J. Garcia-Aguilar, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; W. Peters, Columbia Surgical; R. D. Madoff, University of Minnesota; N. Baxter, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; D. Beck, Ochsner Clinic; A. Bennett, Cleveland Clinic; M. Berho, Cleveland Clinic Florida; G. Chang, MD Anderson Cancer Center; J. Efron, Johns Hopkins University; A. Fichera, University of Chicago Medical Center; J. Goldblum, Cleveland Clinic; J. G. Guillem, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; M. Kalady, Cleveland Clinic; E. Kennedy, Mt. Sinai, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; L. Kosinski, Medical College of Wisconsin; D. Larson, Mayo Clinic; A. Lowry, University of Minnesota; K. A. Ludwig, Medical College of Wisconsin; H. M. MacRae, Mt. Sinai, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; J. Merlino, Cleveland Clinic; P. Roberts, Lahey Clinic; L. Rosen, Cleveland Clinic Florida; B. Safar, St. Louis, L. Stocchi, Cleveland Clinic; and M. Whiteford, Oregon Clinic.

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

Correspondence: John R. T. Monson, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642. E-mail:

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