Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 25, Supplement 3, pp 854–855 | Cite as

ASO Author Reflections: Decision Timing for Organ Preservation in Rectal Cancer After Chemoradiation

  • Britt J. P. Hupkens
  • Monique MaasEmail author
ASO Author Reflections



The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryZuyderland Medical CentreHeerlen, SittardThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyNetherlands Cancer InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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