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Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy improves outcomes in metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of the combined treatment with chemotherapy and bevacizumab (Avastin) to chemotherapy alone in advanced colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that the combination therapy improves the treatment of these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers causing death...

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Is targeted chemotherapy for stage II/III rectal cancer before surgery effective?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of pre-surgical chemotherapy without radiotherapy in stage II/III rectal cancer. The study showed that combined targeted chemotherapy was effective in these patients. Some background Rectal cancer is a cancer of the end part of the digestive system. In stage II and III, the cancer has begun to...

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mFOLFOX plus panitumumab is associated with an improved tumor response in metastatic colorectal cancer patients

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the tumor response and overall survival in colorectal cancer patients treated with mFOLFOX6 and bevacizumab (Avastin) or panitumumab (Vectibix). Researchers suggested that mFOLFOX+panitumumab is associated with an improved response.  Some background The standard treatment for metastatic (spread to other...

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Is laparoscopic surgery associated with better outcomes in colorectal liver metastasis?

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of laparoscopic (LPS) compared with open surgery on colorectal liver metastasis (when cancer spreads to the liver). Researchers suggested that LPS is a safe option to treat liver metastasis in colorectal cancer patients. Some background The liver is the most common site of colorectal cancer...

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Predictive factors for malignant large bowel obstruction in colorectal cancer patients

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the predictive factors of malignant large bowel obstruction (MLBO) in incurable stage 4 colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that MLBO is associated with tumor ulceration (when a tumor breaks through the skin’s surface), location and width. Some background An MLBO is a blockage of the intestine which...

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Robotic rectal cancer surgery offers better recovery of the urogenital organs

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the functional outcomes of the urinary and sexual organs after a robotic (RRS) or laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery (LRS). Researchers suggested that the robotic rectal surgery offers better post-surgery recovery of these organs. Some background Rectal cancer surgery is associated with a high risk of urinary and...

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