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Table 1 Schedule of Assessments

From: SPAR – a randomised, placebo-controlled phase II trial of simvastatin in addition to standard chemotherapy and radiation in preoperative treatment for rectal cancer: an AGITG clinical trial

Treatment Period – Trial Week
  Baseline / screening 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 13 4–6 weeks post-op Follow up
Informed consent X           
History X          X  
Physical exam b X    X   X   X   X  
Trial medication start   X          
Preoperative CRT    X X X X X X    
Concomitant meds X    X   X   X X   X
Trial med compliance     X   X   X X   
Adverse events     X   X   X X   X
Haematology X   X X X X X X X   
Chemistry incl. CRP X   X X X X X X X   
CEA X           X
Serum pregnancy test X           
Resected rectal tissue           X  
CT scan X           X
Pelvic MRI X         X o   
Lower GI endoscopy X           X