Uncommon anal neoplasms

Kevin Billingsley, Lawrence E. Stern, Andrew M. Lowy, Morton S. Kahlenberg, Charles Thomas

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    Abstract

    The neoplasms of the anus discussed in this article are uncommon, and therefore lack a consistent diagnostic and treatment algorithm derived from prospective clinical trial datasets. There may be an opportunity to design prospective Phase II clinical trials, with established uniform surgical pathology, surgical technique guidelines, and endpoints. The American College of Surgeons Oncology Group may have an opportunity to design and carry out controlled clinical trials for select rare anal neoplasms. Such an effort may yield modern benchmarks with which to base subsequent patient care algorithms.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)375-388
    Number of pages14
    JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Surgery

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