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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of anlotinib for unresponsive metastatic colorectal cancer.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of anlotinib for unresponsive metastatic colorectal cancer.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of anlotinib (AL3818) for the treatment of patients with unresponsive metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The data showed that anlotinib was safe and significantly improved survival without cancer progression for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of total neoadjuvant therapy versus standard neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of total neoadjuvant therapy versus standard neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of total neoadjuvant therapy (TNT) versus standard neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). The data showed that TNT was associated with improved outcomes compared with standard CRT for these patients. Some background...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of chemotherapy before surgery for locally advanced colon cancer.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of chemotherapy before surgery for locally advanced colon cancer.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety, effectiveness, and side effect profile of chemotherapy given before surgery for the treatment of patients with locally advanced colon cancer (LACC). The data showed that this treatment was safe and effective with manageable side effects for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one...

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Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation improves the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation improves the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases

Posted by on Jul 9, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (PRA) in the treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC) liver metastases (LM). Researchers suggested that PRA is a good and safe method for the treatment of these patients.  Some background CRC is a common cancer worldwide, affecting 4.3% of...

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Does adding chemotherapy after surgery for liver metastasis improve the long-term outcome of patients with colorectal cancer?

Does adding chemotherapy after surgery for liver metastasis improve the long-term outcome of patients with colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study investigated the impact of adding chemotherapy after surgery to remove liver metastasis on the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). The study reported a significantly longer survival in patients undergoing further chemotherapy. Some background Up to 50% of patients with CRC develop...

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FOLFIRINOX before pre-surgery treatment can improve the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer

FOLFIRINOX before pre-surgery treatment can improve the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer

Posted by on Jun 6, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate FOLFIRINOX (oxaliplatin, irinotecan, leucovorin, and fluorouracil) before pre-surgery chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for patients with rectal cancer (RC). The study found that FOLFIRINOX given before CRT and surgery improved the outcomes of these patients. Some background RC can be treated with...

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Investigating herbal medicines to reduce chemotherapy related digestive side effects in patients with colorectal cancer

Investigating herbal medicines to reduce chemotherapy related digestive side effects in patients with colorectal cancer

Posted by on Jun 6, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to evaluate herbal medicines to treat gastrointestinal (GI) side effects in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) treated with chemotherapy. The study found that herbal medicines reduced some GI side effects in these patients. Some background CRC can be treated with surgery to remove the tumor. In general,...

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Updates on the addition of radiotherapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer

Updates on the addition of radiotherapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer

Posted by on May 23, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the role of the addition of radiation therapy (RT) for the treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Researchers suggested that radiation therapy during surgery is associated with a lower recurrence (when cancer comes back) rate.  Some background Locally advanced and locally recurrent rectal cancer are...

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Irinotecan plus bevacizumab improves metastatic colorectal cancer outcomes

Irinotecan plus bevacizumab improves metastatic colorectal cancer outcomes

Posted by on May 23, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the best first-line therapy to add to bevacizumab (Avastin) treatment in patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that irinotecan (Camptosar) plus bevacizumab improved the outcomes of these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is...

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Chemotherapy delivered directly in the liver in patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver.

Chemotherapy delivered directly in the liver in patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver.

Posted by on May 16, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to evaluate if hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) could be beneficial for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) that has spread to the liver (liver metastasis; LM). The study found that HAIC improved the outcome of these patients. Some background CRC is one of the most common types of cancer...

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Improving the mental health and quality of life of patients with colorectal cancer.

Improving the mental health and quality of life of patients with colorectal cancer.

Posted by on May 16, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of non-drug therapy on the quality of life (QoL) of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). The study found that non-drug therapies such as psychological, social, and physical activities were associated with reduced anxiety, depression, and improved QoL. Some background CRC is one of the most...

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