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What Makes a Good Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) in Colorectal Cancer?

  • Rob Glynne-Jones
  • A. Wheeler
  • C. Elton
  • D. Krell
  • G. Atkin
  • L. Soares
  • L. Carp
  • S. Mann
  • E. Burns
  • M. Lynch
  • S. Vessal
  • K. Dunlea
  • M. Train
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Abstract

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK with approximately 40,000 new cases registered each year. The majority of patients undergo radical surgery as a curative procedure, which can result in permanent alteration in body image if a stoma is required. The associated symptoms of the disease and the implications of treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, can adversely affect patients’ quality of life (QOL) [1]. Variations in practice and the different uptake of these different modalities in rectal cancer are common, but the reasons to account for this are poorly understood.

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All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rob Glynne-Jones
    • 1
  • A. Wheeler
    • 1
  • C. Elton
    • 1
  • D. Krell
    • 1
  • G. Atkin
    • 1
  • L. Soares
    • 1
  • L. Carp
    • 1
  • S. Mann
    • 1
  • E. Burns
    • 1
  • M. Lynch
    • 1
  • S. Vessal
    • 1
  • K. Dunlea
    • 1
  • M. Train
    • 1
  1. 1.Barnet and Chase Farm HospitalEnfieldUK

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