Rectal cancer: An evidence-based update for primary care providers
Wolfgang B Gaertner, Mary R Kwaan, Robert D Madoff, Genevieve B Melton, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United States
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Correspondence to: Wolfgang B Gaertner, MSc, MD, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, Mayo Mail Code 450, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United States. email@example.com
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Received: January 14, 2015
Peer-review started: January 14, 2015
First decision: March 10, 2015
Revised: April 4, 2015
Accepted: May 21, 2015
Article in press: May 21, 2015
Published online: July 7, 2015