LOREC (the Low Rectal Cancer National Development Programme) is funded by the National Cancer Action Team with its aim to improve cancer outcomes and quality of life for patients with low rectal cancers.
The LOREC programme objectives are:
•To enhance patient-centred MDT decision making
•To optimise operative technique
•To diminish post-operative complications and improve quality of life outcomes
•To improve oncological outcomes
There are two parts to the programme:
1. Audit - collection of annonymised data from 5 APE cases carried out at each of the registered MDTs’ hospitals with associated annonymised histopathology and radiology reports
2. One day workshop for 7 core members of each MDT – this must include two surgeons, radiologist, pathologist, oncologist and clinical nurse specialist leaving one flexible place.
To participate in the programme MDTs must register with Pelican – for more information about registering visit the LOREC website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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