Dr. Jonathan Efron, Director of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery, answers important questions about rectal cancer, including minimally invasive surgical treatment options, advances in treatment of recurrent rectal cancer and consideration for genetic testing.
1. Why is it important for patients to be treated by a multidisciplinary team and comprehensive cancer program?
2. What are the minimally invasive treatment options for patients with rectal cancer?
3. What are the advances in treatment to manage recurrent rectal cancer?
4. When should patients be considered for genetic testing?