Rectal Cancer: ASCO Tumor Boards

This is a free case-based activity that includes discussion of an 82-year-old active female without systemic disease who is found to have microcytic anemia and weight loss. No other symptomatology. No family history of cancer. On exam she has no abdominal masses. No hepatosplenomegaly, and no palpable inguinal lymph nodes.  Rectal exam revealed a mobile 2.5cm lesion at 5’oclock just 1 cm above the sphincters and 4 cm from the anal verge. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the standard of care for cT2N0 or cT3N0 distal rectal adenocarcinoma
  • Discuss potential alternatives to radical surgery in rectal cancer
  • Apply the appropriate approach to the patient and decision making in treating distal rectal cancer, including long-term functional outcomes

Continuing Education Credit

1 Credit/Point is available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™