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Radiation therapy after surgery improves survival in patients with metastatic rectal cancer

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the survival outcomes in patients with rectal cancer after surgery with and without radiation therapy (RT). Researchers suggested that RT after surgery is associated with improved outcomes. Some background Rectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Between 15 to 20% of patients present metastatic...

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A comparison between two types of radiation therapy in the treatment of rectal cancer

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

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of two different types of radiation therapy to treat rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that high-dose endorectal brachytherapy (HDEB) is associated with improved tumor response. Some background The standard treatment for rectal cancer that has spread outside the rectum lining (T3 tumor) is...

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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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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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Can white blood-cell levels predict tumor response in rectal cancer?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a change in white blood cell (WBC) levels before or during chemotherapy and radiation therapy are associated with rectal tumor response. Researchers suggested that a decreased level of WBC is associated with improved tumor response in patients with rectal cancer. Some background Chemotherapy and radiation...

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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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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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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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Colostomy symptoms after rectal cancer surgery

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the complications associated with a colostomy (COL or stoma; a surgically created opening from the abdomen to bowel after removal of the damaged part of the intestine). Researchers suggested that rectal cancer patients who get a COL do not feel limited 3 years after the surgery. Some background Patients with...

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