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Metastasis surgery improves survival of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the survival outcomes of patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis (spread to other parts of the body). Researchers suggested that metastasis surgery is associated with survival improvement in these patients. Some background CRC is one of the most common cancers worldwide. A...

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Robotic versus laparoscopic liver surgery is a safe treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of robotic-assisted liver surgery (RALS) compared to laparoscopic liver surgery (LLS) in advanced colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that RALS is similarly safe and effective as LLS for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide....

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Looking for participants to test a vaccine for the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Sep 10, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 1b trial is examining the effectiveness and safety of a vaccine treatment, ATP128, in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer. The main outcome to be measured is the tumor response to the treatment and treatment toxicity. This trial is being conducted in Arizona and California, US. The details Colorectal cancer is the...

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Liver surgery is a safe treatment for patients with BRAF-positive colorectal cancer liver metastasis

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of patients with BRAF-positive colorectal cancer liver-metastasis (CRLM; spread to the liver) undergoing surgery. Researchers suggested that surgery is associated with improved outcomes for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US. Around 25% of...

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Stereotactic body radiotherapy improves treatment response in metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that SBRT is associated with improved tumor response and manageable side effects. Some background Colorectal cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in...

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Looking for participants with colorectal cancer and liver metastasis to test a new cancer vaccine

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

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of mFOLFOX6 (oxaliplatin, leucovorin, fluorouracil) and nivolumab (Opdivo) with and without a new cancer vaccine (CV301) for patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver. The main outcome will be overall survival. This trial is being conducted in California and New Jersey,...

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Stereotactic body radiotherapy improves survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer outcomes. Researchers suggested that SBRT improves survival in these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. The liver is the most...

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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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Is laparoscopic surgery associated with better outcomes in colorectal liver metastasis?

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of laparoscopic (LPS) compared with open surgery on colorectal liver metastasis (when cancer spreads to the liver). Researchers suggested that LPS is a safe option to treat liver metastasis in colorectal cancer patients. Some background The liver is the most common site of colorectal cancer...

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Looking for colorectal patients with liver and lung metastasis to undergo surgery and chemotherapy

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial recruiting in Houston, Texas (US) aims to compare the effect of having a liver tumor surgically removed along with chemotherapy to chemotherapy alone in patients whose colorectal cancer has spread to their liver and lungs. The main outcome to be measured is overall survival (time from treatment until death from any...

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Management of colorectal liver metastasis

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the surgical treatment and associated outcomes of colorectal liver metastasis (the cancer has spread to the liver). Researchers suggested that individualized care for each patient is crucial to better plan the treatment and extent survival. Some background The liver is the most common place for colorectal...

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Chemotherapy increases survival of colorectal cancer patients with inoperable liver metastasis

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the benefits of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer patients with inoperable liver metastasis (the cancer has spread to the liver). Researchers reported that chemotherapy increases survival in colorectal patients with inoperable liver metastasis.  Some background Only 10-20% of colorectal patients with...

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