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Long-short radiation therapy before surgery is associated with better outcomes in stage 2 and 3 rectal cancer

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the survival outcomes of patients with rectal cancer who underwent short- or long-course radiation therapy (RT). Researchers suggested that long-course RT was associated with greater tumor response and survival. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. The...

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Consolidation chemotherapy before surgery improves the outcomes in advanced rectal cancer.

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of consolidation chemotherapy after initial treatment in locally advanced rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that this treatment is safe and is associated with improved cancer outcomes.  Some background Colorectal cancer is the fifth most common cancer. From all the colorectal...

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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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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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Joint pain and falls among women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitors.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if joint pain is associated with falling down in patients with breast cancer who were treated with aromatase inhibitors. The study found that the patients who reported having joint pain were more likely to have a fall than those who had no joint pain. Some background Aromatase inhibitors are medications...

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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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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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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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