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Does chemotherapy after surgery improve survival in high-risk stage 2 colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of chemotherapy after surgery in stage 2 colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers suggested that this treatment may result in survival improvement but should be individualized. Some background CRC affects 145,600 adults in the US every year. Treatment for this disease is guided by stage at...

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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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Looking for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer to test a chemotherapy treatment

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

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial is examining the effectiveness of FOLFOX chemotherapy to treat patients with rectal cancer, without surgery and radiation. The main outcome to be measured will be the tumor response to the treatment. This study is being conducted in New York, US. The details This year an estimated 44,180 people will be diagnosed with...

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Looking for patients with early rectal cancer to test less invasive surgery with chemotherapy

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of chemotherapy followed by a less invasive surgery for early rectal cancer. The main outcome will be the number of patients keeping their rectum. This trial is being conducted in Canada and the United States. The details Rectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US. The standard...

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X-ray brachytherapy might be a safer option in the treatment of early rectal cancers

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of X-ray brachytherapy (XRB) in the treatment of patients with rectal cancer who underwent local surgery. Researchers suggested that XRB is associated with improved outcomes and could be used instead of radical surgery. Some background Screening programs increased the number of patients being diagnosed...

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Transanal endoscopic microsurgery after chemoradiotherapy improves rectal cancer outcomes

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated long term rectal cancer outcomes in patients who received chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and transanal microsurgery. Researchers suggested that this treatment improves treatment outcomes and quality of life of patients. Some background The standard treatment for rectal cancer is surgery. However,...

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Lymphocyte count reduction is associated with better rectal cancer outcomes

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the relationship between lymphocyte (a type of white blood cells) counts and treatment outcomes for patients with rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that lymphocyte count reduction may be caused by rectal cancer treatment and is associated with better tumor response. Some background Colorectal cancer is the...

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Rectal cancer: short- and long-term outcomes of robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the short- and long-term outcomes of patients with rectal cancer who underwent robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS). The authors concluded that RALS is beneficial and has good short- and long-term outcomes.  Some background Conventional laparoscopic surgery (CLS; involves small cuts...

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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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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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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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Is targeted chemotherapy for stage II/III rectal cancer before surgery effective?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of pre-surgical chemotherapy without radiotherapy in stage II/III rectal cancer. The study showed that combined targeted chemotherapy was effective in these patients. Some background Rectal cancer is a cancer of the end part of the digestive system. In stage II and III, the cancer has begun to...

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