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World J Meta-Anal. Aug 28, 2021; 9(4): 327-332
Published online Aug 28, 2021. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v9.i4.327
Watch and wait in locally advance rectal cancer: Past, present and future
Miriam Alvarez-Aguilera, Rosa M Jimenez-Rodriguez
Miriam Alvarez-Aguilera, Rosa M Jimenez-Rodriguez, Departamento de Cirugía, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio, Sevilla 41013, Spain
Author contributions: Alvarez-Aguilera M and Jimenez-Rodriguez M are responsible for the conception, design and writing of this work; Both authors have contributed equally to this work.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Rosa M Jimenez-Rodriguez, FEBS, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Attending Doctor, Departamento de Cirugía, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio, Manuel Siurot s/n, Sevilla 41013, Spain. ros_j_r@hotmail.com
Received: April 30, 2021
Peer-review started: April 30, 2021
First decision: July 4, 2021
Revised: July 27, 2021
Accepted: August 17, 2021
Article in press: August 17, 2021
Published online: August 28, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Organ preservation for rectal cancer after neoadjuvant therapy should be considered for selected patients with clinical complete response after neoadjuvant therapy.