David I. Rosenthal, MD | Authors

Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer Combined With UFT/Leucovorin

October 01, 2000

Postoperative combined-modality therapy with fluorouracil (5-FU) and radiation therapy is accepted practice for high-risk rectal cancer. Postoperative pelvic radiotherapy alone may improve pelvic control, but is not associated with an improvement in survival.

Cancer, Unproven Therapies, and Magic

September 01, 2000

Commonly used by cancer patients, unproven therapies are treatments that the practitioner claims can alter the disease process although there is no proof to support the claim. The reasons for the popularity of uproven