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CREST® Core Subject - The Preoperative Staging of Rectal Cancer

CREST® Core Subject - The Preoperative Staging of Rectal Cancer | ASCRS

This module discusses the preoperative processes for the local, regional and metastatic staging of rectal cancer. This module is eligible for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

Upon completion of this module participants should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of initial local, regional, and distant staging of rectal cancer as a means to direct treatment decisions for patients with newly diagnosed rectal adenocarcinoma, including the ability to:
  • Describe the use of MRI and/or Endorectal Ultrasound (ERUS) to identify the extent of loco-regional disease to optimize treatment decisions and cancer outcomes, specifically helping to:
  • Discuss and understand the advantages and disadvantages of MRI and ERUS

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