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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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What is the best treatment for patients with colorectal cancer and peritoneal metastasis?

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

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) with other treatment options in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and peritoneal metastasis (PM; when cancer spreads to the abdominal lining). Researchers suggested that CRS + HIPEC brings the greatest...

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Chemotherapy before surgery in the treatment of high risk rectal cancer

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of chemotherapy before surgery in patients with high-risk rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that chemotherapy improves tumor shrinkage before rectal surgery.   Some background The standard treatment for patients with rectal cancer is surgery. High-risk patients may benefit from short-course...

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Does chemotherapy after surgery improve survival in older patients with colon cancer?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of chemotherapy after surgery in elderly patients with stage 2 and 3 colon cancer. Researchers suggested that chemotherapy after surgery improves outcomes in patients with stage 3 colon cancer. Some background Life expectancy in the Western countries has increased. Colorectal cancer is diagnosed most...

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“Your Life Depends on Your Own Advocacy”

“Your Life Depends on Your Own Advocacy”

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

“Always trust your gut. Don’t leave your treatment in the hands of someone that you don’t trust or that does not seem like a team player. Yes, they are all smart—even brilliant—but read, read, read, and question them at every corner and challenge the standard of care. Exercise, healthy eating, learning the ropes of insurance, mediation/prayer...

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Comparing open and laparoscopic surgery for patients with rectal cancer 

Posted by on Sep 8, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer treated with either laparoscopy (LPS; removal of the tumor by using a cable with a camera inserted near the tumor) or open surgery. Researchers found no differences in outcomes between LPS and open surgery for these patients.   Some background Treatment for rectal...

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Clinical Trials Today

Clinical Trials Today

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Nocturia, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 4 comments

Prior to the 20th century, most people lived about 47 years in the developed world because of infectious diseases. In 1940, the first use of penicillin to treat infectious diseases occurred and penicillin became available in 1945 to the general public. Science and research conducted throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, created more antibiotics so that life...

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Surgery improves survival of colorectal cancer patients with lung metastasis

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of surgery to lung metastasis (LM; cancer spreads to the lungs) in patients with colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that lung surgery increases the survival of these patients.   Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the major diseases seen in the US. LM appear in 5-15% of patients and...

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Post-surgery chemotherapy in early rectal cancer is associated with improved outcomes

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety of localized surgery followed by chemotherapy compared with total mesorectal excision (TME; bowel and lymph nodes around the tumor are removed) in early stages (T0 to T1) of rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that local surgery followed by chemotherapy improves long term outcomes in early stages of...

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