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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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A longer interval between chemoradiotherapy and surgery improves rectal cancer outcomes

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of different time intervals between chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CRT) and rectal cancer surgery. Researchers suggested that increasing this interval from 8 weeks to 12 weeks improved treatment response. Some background Over 70% of patients with rectal cancer have locally advanced disease at...

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Robotic versus laparoscopic liver surgery is a safe treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of robotic-assisted liver surgery (RALS) compared to laparoscopic liver surgery (LLS) in advanced colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that RALS is similarly safe and effective as LLS for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide....

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Complete mesocolic excision reduces the risk of recurrence in patients with colon cancer

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of complete mesocolic excision (CME) in patients with right-side colon cancer. Researchers suggested that CME reduces the risk of recurrences (when cancer comes back) in these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. The standard treatment is surgery and...

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Radiation therapy after surgery improves survival of patients with advanced colon cancer

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of radiation therapy (RT) after surgery in patients with T4 (cancer that has grown outside of the colon outer layer and invades the surrounding tissues) colon cancer. Researchers suggested that RT improved overall survival in these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third...

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Chemotherapy improves survival of patients with mucinous colorectal adenocarcinoma

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of chemotherapy on the survival of patients with stage 2 and 3 mucinous colorectal cancer (mucCRC). Researchers suggested that chemotherapy improved the survival of these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US in 2019. Up to 20% of colon cancer is mucCRC....

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My Oncologist Doesn’t Believe Food Is Necessary

My Oncologist Doesn’t Believe Food Is Necessary

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

By Steve Gillman What my cancer taught me about medical “evidence” and how much is enough I exaggerate. My oncologist probably does believe humans need food, but I suspect the belief makes him uncomfortable, since no double-blind studies have been done to prove it. Like many doctors, his general approach to treatment is that if something hasn’t been...

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Vitamin D is associated with improved survival outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between vitamin D blood levels and survival outcomes in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that higher levels of vitamin D in the blood were associated with better survival. Some background CRC is the third most common cancer in the US. Among CRC patients, only...

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The effect of blood transfusion in the outcomes of colorectal cancer surgery

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between blood transfusions (BT) and inflammation after surgery on the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that blood transfusion was associated with poorer outcomes for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. The...

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