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Preoperative Valproic Acid and Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer (V-shoRT-R3)

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Last updated:2nd Jul 2013
The purpose of this study is to first determine the maximum tolerated dose of capecitabine given alone or in combination with valproic acid during preoperative short-course radiotherapy (Phase 1). The next part of the study (Phase 2)will explore whether the addition of valproic acid or the addition of capecitabine to short-course radiotherapy, before optimal radical surgery might increase the pathologic complete tumor regression rate in patients with low-moderate risk rectal cancer.
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Study start date 2013-07-02

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