Table

Results in 1861 Patients Who Underwent Mesorectal Excision, With or Without Preoperative Radiotherapy, for Rectal Cancer

Outcome measureInterventionp value
Preoperative radiotherapy + mesorectal excision (n = 897)Mesorectal excision only (n = 908)
Local recurrence, %2.48.2< 0.001
Overall survival rate, %82.081.80.84