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Addition of platinum derivatives to neoadjuvant single-agent fluoropyrimidine chemoradiotherapy in patients with stage II/III rectal cancer: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis (PROSPERO CRD42017073064)

  • Felix J. Hüttner1, 2,
  • Pascal Probst1, 2,
  • Eva Kalkum2,
  • Matthes Hackbusch3,
  • Katrin Jensen3,
  • Alexis Ulrich1,
  • Markus W. Büchler1 and
  • Markus K. Diener1, 2Email author
Systematic Reviews20187:11

Received: 13 August 2017

Accepted: 11 January 2018

Published: 22 January 2018

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Original Submission
13 Aug 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sarah Burdett
20 Nov 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Larysa Rydzewska
2 Jan 2018 Author responded Author comments - Felix J Hüttner
Resubmission - Version 2
2 Jan 2018 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Jan 2018 Editorially accepted
22 Jan 2018 Article published 10.1186/s13643-018-0678-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
The Study Center of the German Surgical Society (SDGC), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics (IMBI), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany