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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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Lymph node ratio as a risk factor of recurrence in stage 3 colorectal cancer

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the prognostic role of the lymph node ratio (LNR; number of lymph node metastasis per lymph nodes removed) in stage 3 colorectal cancer following post-surgery chemotherapy. Researchers suggested that LNR is strongly associated with recurrence risk (when the cancer comes back) in these patients.  Some...

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Chemotherapy after rectal cancer surgery is associated with improved survival

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether chemotherapy after rectal surgery improves survival of rectal cancer patients. Researchers suggested that chemotherapy after rectal surgery is associated with improved survival.  Some background Rectal cancer affects almost 40,000 people annually in the United States. Roughly 50% of these patients...

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Neutropenia is associated with improved survival of colorectal cancer patients treated with TAS-102

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether neutropenia (NTP; loss of white blood cells) is related to improved survival in colorectal cancer patients treated with TAS-102. Researchers suggested that patients who experience NTP after one month of treatment have an improved overall survival.  Some background Chemotherapy is used to treat...

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Physical exercise after surgery is associated with improved recovery from colorectal cancer

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of exercise on recovery from colorectal cancer surgery. Researchers reported that exercise was associated with an improved recovery. Some background Recovery after surgery is only complete when the patient is able to return to normal day-to-day life. Not all colorectal cancer patients recover their...

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