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Studies have demonstrated that the stage of the tumor, serum tumor markers prior to neoadjuvant therapy and lymphocyte infiltration in the tumor microenvironment (TME) influence tumor regression as a response to neoadjuvant therapy. Radiological imaging is commonly used to find predictive imaging signatures for the identification of patients who may have a good or poor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and therefore, can predict who may have a high risk of disease recurrence. Imaging techniques include diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion kurtosis and T2-weighted MRI and a multiparametric MRI protocol with dynamic-contrast-enhanced MRI which are used to analyze the treatment response of LARC. However, due to the sensitivity of imaging tools, more studies are required to understand how neoadjuvant chemotherapy impacts patients with localized advanced colorectal cancer.
The aim of the Research Topic is to generate a discussion on the influence of chemoradiotherapy in colorectal cancer patients and how it influences the survival rate and prognosis for patients. We welcome Original Research, Reviews, Systematic Reviews and Mini-Reviews.
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Keywords: colorectal cancer, chemoradiotherapy, treatment, therapy, oncology
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