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PET-CT scanning in the early detection of metastasis in patients with colon cancer

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the positive effect of PET-CT (an imaging technique) evaluation after surgery in stage 3 colon cancer. Researchers suggested that early follow-up with PET-CT leads to early detection of metastasis (spread to other parts of the body) in patients with stage 3 colon cancer. Some background Stage 3 colon cancer...

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Chemotherapy before surgery does not affect bowel function in patients with rectal cancer

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of different therapies on bowel movements after surgery in patients with rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that chemotherapy alone does not affect the bowel function after rectal surgery. Some background In the past 20 years, advances in the treatment of rectal cancer improved outcomes and survival...

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Is regorafenib a safe option for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of regorafenib (Stivarga) to treat patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer (mCRC) that progressed after initial treatment. Researchers suggested that regorafenib is a safe option to treat these patients. Some background The standard treatment...

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Can white blood-cell levels predict tumor response in rectal cancer?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a change in white blood cell (WBC) levels before or during chemotherapy and radiation therapy are associated with rectal tumor response. Researchers suggested that a decreased level of WBC is associated with improved tumor response in patients with rectal cancer. Some background Chemotherapy and radiation...

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Oral mucositis caused by targeted therapy for colorectal cancer: which drug is safer?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the frequency and severity of oral mucositis (OM) in patients with colorectal cancer treated with chemotherapy and panitumumab (Vectibix) or cetuximab (Erbitux). Researchers suggested that panitumumab ?is associated with increased levels of OM in these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the fourth...

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Adding mFOLFOX6 to the standard treatment for rectal cancer increases cancer response and survival

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether adding mFOLFOX6 (modified; folinic acid, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin) chemotherapy after standard chemotherapy and radiotherapy (CRT) and delaying surgery improves cancer response and survival in rectal cancer. Researchers suggest that this treatment increases disease-free survival (DFS;...

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Laparoscopic surgery is associated with improved quality of life in patients with colon cancer

Posted by on Oct 27, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared open surgery to laparoscopic surgery (LS; a tube with a camera is inserted through a small cut to remove the tumor) in terms of quality of life in patients with colon cancer. Researchers suggested that patients treated with LS had an improved quality of life after surgery.   Some background Colon cancer is...

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Radiotherapy improves cancer outcomes in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Oct 27, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of radiotherapy in patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that radiotherapy could be a safe option for the treatment of these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer....

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Laparoscopic conversion is not associated with increased complications in patients with colon cancer

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether laparoscopic conversion (LC) was associated with an increased complication rate when compared to planned open colon surgery. Researchers suggested that this treatment method is not associated with an increased risk of negative side effects. Some background Laparoscopic surgery is a less invasive method. It...

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Cognitive performance is affected by chemotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of chemotherapy after surgery on cognitive performance (CP; attention, memory and thinking processes) in patients with colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that patients who received chemotherapy after surgery had a decreased CP. Some background Surgery followed by chemotherapy is the standard...

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Evaluating Cetuximab plus FOLFOX-4 chemotherapy for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of cetuximab (Erbitux) combined with FOLFOX-4 (leucovorin, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin) chemotherapy to treat metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that this treatment is associated with improved cancer outcomes. Some background...

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Local treatment in metastatic colorectal cancer is a safe option for the elderly and for patients with other medical conditions

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether local ablative methods (LAT; non-invasive procedures) of treatment can be used in patients with colorectal cancer that are older or have other medical conditions. Researchers suggested that these procedures may be performed safely in these patients. Some background Age is a major risk factor for colorectal...

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