Delaying surgery after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy improves prognosis of rectal cancer
Mehmet Mihmanlı, Esin Kabul Gürbulak, İsmail Ethem Akgün, Mustafa Fevzi Celayir, Pınar Yazıcı, Ayhan Öz, Sinan Ömeroğlu, Department of General Surgery, Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Şişli 34371, Istanbul, Turkey
Deniz Tunçel, Department of Pathology, Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Şişli 34371, Istanbul, Turkey
Tuba Tülin Bek, Department of Radiation Oncology, Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Şişli 34371, Istanbul, Turkey
Author contributions: Mihmanlı M, Kabul Gürbulak E and Akgün İE contributed equally to this work; Mihmanlı M and Kabul Gürbulak E collected and analyzed the data, and drafted the manuscript; Akgün İE provided analytical oversight; Kabul Gürbulak E designed and supervised the study; Celayir MF, Yazıcı P and Tunçel D revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; Bek TT, Öz A and Ömeroğlu S offered technical or material support; Mihmanlı M and Kabul Gürbulak E provided administrative support; all authors have read and approved the final version to be published.
Institutional review board statement: The clinical study entitled “Delaying surgery after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy improves prognosis of rectal cancer” is acceptable for clinical research and approved by the Ethical Committee of Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital.
Informed consent statement: Informed written consent was obtained from all study participants, or their legal guardian for being included in the study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Mehmet Mihmanlı, Esin Kabul Gürbulak, İsmail Ethem Akgün, Mustafa Fevzi Celayir, Pınar Yazıcı, Deniz Tunçel, Tuna Tülin Bek, Ayhan Öz and Sinan Ömeroğlu declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
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Correspondence to: Esin Kabul Gürbulak, MD, Department of General Surgery, Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Halaskargazi Cad, Etfal Sk, Şişli 34371, Istanbul, Turkey. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: May 3, 2016
Peer-review started: May 3, 2016
First decision: June 6, 2016
Revised: June 17, 2016
Accepted: July 14, 2016
Article in press: July 18, 2016
Published online: September 15, 2016