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Enhanced recovery pathways improve outcomes for patients with rectal cancer

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer who received enhanced recovery pathway (ERP) in combination with surgery. Researchers suggested that ERP was associated with longer overall survival. Some background The standard treatment for rectal cancer is surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. However, rectal...

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SBRT vs. radiotherapy in patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined whether stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) was more effective than standard radiotherapy in patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer. The study found that SBRT led to better survival outcomes for these patients, with minimal side effects. Some background Tumor removal by surgery is the standard of...

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Length of treatment with trastuzumab in HER2+ early stage breast cancer

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out what the best length of treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin) is for HER2+ early stage breast cancer. The study found that at least one year of treatment had the best results in terms of how well it worked, and the cost-effectiveness. Some background HER-2 positive breast cancer is a type of cancer where...

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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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Surgical treatment options for anal melanoma

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the afety and effectiveness of two surgical treatments for anal melanoma. The study found that patients who had a local excision and patients who had an abdominoperineal resection had the same level of overall survival. Some background Anal melanoma is a very rare cancer. Two surgical options for treatment are...

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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 the frequency of surveillance after surgery impact survival in patients with NSCLC?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the frequency of follow-ups after surgical treatment in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer and whether it had an effect on survival. The study concluded that more frequent surveillance was not linked to improved survival.  Some background Surveillance during the post-treatment stage of cancer is a critical...

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Does radiotherapy improve outcomes for patients with primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of radiotherapy on the outcomes of rituximab (Rituxan)-treated patients with primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study concluded that radiotherapy has significant therapeutic benefits for these patients. Some background Primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a rare type of...

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