Commentary (Weiser): Current Perspectives on Anal Cancer
April 01, 2003
In the current issue of ONCOLOGYDrs. Bendell and Ryan have provideda valuable review of analcancer. They describe the dramaticeffect of multimodality therapy onthe quality of life and survival ofanal cancer patients. Currently, themajority of patients enjoy long-termsurvival without requiring major surgeryor a stoma. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, we basetreatment recommendations on stageat presentation and the presence ofcomorbid disease.