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Adjuvant chemotherapy improves survival of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the role and optimal dose and duration of adjuvant (after surgery) chemotherapy (AC) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that this treatment was associated with improved survival in these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide....

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Cytoreductive surgery improves survival in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) in patients with colorectal cancer spread to the peritoneum (inner lining of the abdominal cavity). Researchers suggested that CRS is associated with improved survival in these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. A...

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Intensity-modulated radiation therapy improves tumor response in anal cancer

Posted by on Feb 26, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated tumor response and safety of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in anal cancer. Researchers reported an excellent response result and low short-term side effects for IMRT in these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Anal cancer is a rare form of CRC...

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Pelvic radiotherapy followed by systemic therapy and surgery improves survival in patients with advanced rectal cancer

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of pelvic radiotherapy (PRT) followed by chemotherapy and surgery in advanced rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that this combined treatment is associated with improved survival rates. Some background Rectal cancer affects 44,180 people each year in the US. Up to 80% of these people present...

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TAS-102 plus bevacizumab treatment in patients with metastatic treatment-resistant colorectal cancer

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of TAS-102 (trifluridine-tipiracil) with and without bevacizumab (Avastin) therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that this combined therapy might be a good treatment option for patients with advanced CRC. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third...

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Does chemotherapy after surgery improve survival in high-risk stage 2 colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of chemotherapy after surgery in stage 2 colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers suggested that this treatment may result in survival improvement but should be individualized. Some background CRC affects 145,600 adults in the US every year. Treatment for this disease is guided by stage at...

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Bevacizumab therapy and surgery are associated with better outcomes in advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Jan 31, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether bevacizumab (Avastin) therapy and surgery of the tumor can improve the outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers suggested that patients treated with bevacizumab have better outcomes when undergoing surgery. Some background CRC is one of the most common cancers...

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Are abdominal infections a prognostic factor for recurrence after colorectal cancer surgery?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether tummy infections (TIs) after surgery are associated with colorectal cancer outcomes. Researchers suggested that TIs might be associated with a shorter time until recurrence. Some background Colorectal cancer is a common cancer in the US affecting more than 145,000 people every year. Surgery is...

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Does laparoscopic surgery decrease complications after colorectal cancer surgery?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if laparoscopic surgery (LS) is associated with fewer complications in colorectal cancer compared to classic, open surgery. Researchers suggested that LS decreases the odds of having a complication after colorectal cancer surgery.  Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancer...

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Metastasis surgery improves survival of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the survival outcomes of patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis (spread to other parts of the body). Researchers suggested that metastasis surgery is associated with survival improvement in these patients. Some background CRC is one of the most common cancers worldwide. A...

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Are intense follow-up programs beneficial for patients with colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effect of follow-up programs on the survival of patients with colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that intense follow-up programs do not improve the survival of these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is a commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. Two in three patients will present with the possibly...

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