Conquering Diseases

Rectal Cancer Surgery Research


Seeking adults with rectal cancer requiring surgery for a study comparing an investigational surgery to the standard surgery technique


We will compare how effective an investigational surgery is to the standard surgery method to remove a rectal cancer tumor with fewer and smaller incisions

What we're hoping for

We hope that the investigational surgery method will require fewer incisions to reduce the amount of pain following the rectal cancer surgery and reduce the risk of developing a hernia from a large incision

Additional Information Identifier: NCT03144765

 Principal Investigator

Justin  Maykel, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Sharon  Balcom



UMMHC Memorial Campus

281 Lincoln St. 

Worcester,MA 01605