Bashar Safar, chief of colorectal surgery, describes one of the latest approaches against advanced stage rectal cancer: the 5x5 protocol. As an aggressive form of rectal cancer treatment, the 5x5 protocol delivers 5 grays (Gy) of radiation to patients for five days for a total of 25 Gy. #5x5Protocal #JohnsHopkins
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1. Describe the 5x5 protocol. What does it entail? 0:09
2. What are the advantages of this new protocol? 1:02
3. Describe the favorable patient outcomes from this protocol. 2:30
4. Does the treatment pathway impact a patient’s quality of life? 3:40