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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Benchmarking trial between France and Australia comparing management of primary rectal cancer beyond TME and locally recurrent rectal cancer (PelviCare Trial): rationale and design

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
• Primary rectal cancer (ymrT4bNxM0) or Local rectal recurrence cancer without distant metastases after partial or total mesorectal excision
• Patient’s health condition which enable surgical
• procedure and/or radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
• Age ≥18 years old
• Oral agreement after reading information letter
• Patient who benefits by medicare system
• Primary rectal cancer status lower than ymrT4b
• Primary rectal cancer or Local recurrence rectal cancer with distant metastases
• Patient’s health condition which don’t enable surgical procedure and/or radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
• Pregnancy or breast feeding period
• Patient into the care of a guardian
• Patient under the protection of the Court
• Inability to give oral agreement due to bad comprehension capacity
• Inability to be followed by medical team for geographic, social or psychologic reasons