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Radiotherapy improves cancer outcomes in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Oct 27, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of radiotherapy in patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that radiotherapy could be a safe option for the treatment of these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer....

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Comparing two chemotherapy drugs for cancer that has spread to the peritoneum

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcome of patients with colorectal or appendix cancer that had spread to the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity). Some background Peritoneal metastasis indicates that the initial cancer has spread to the peritoneum. Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CS/HIPEC) is...

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Does age influence the outlook of colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to evaluate the association between age and survival outlook after surgery in colorectal cancer. Some background Generally, colorectal cancer is thought to affect mostly older people, with more than 90% of patients being diagnosed after age 55 years. However, despite there being a steady decline of colorectal cancer...

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Higher levels of microRNA-21 linked to better survival and lower risk of recurrence in colorectal cancer

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell In this study, researchers examined whether levels of a blood marker called microRNA-21 could help predict colorectal cancer (CRC) recurrences. Such information may help select which patients require more intensive follow-up after treatment. Some background MicroRNA consists of small pieces of RNA, a molecule that tells the...

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Radiofrequency ablation as a treatment for pulmonary metastases after surgical treatment for liver metastases from colorectal cancer

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as a treatment for colorectal cancer which has spread to the lungs (pulmonary metastasis). Overall, the results showed that RFA treatment gives patients a better survival rate than the previous method of systemic chemotherapy which used to be the best treatment option for...

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Predicting residual or recurrent disease in patients with invasive colorectal adenocarcinoma developed from colorectal adenoma treated by endoscopy?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The present study evaluated factors associated with residual or recurrent disease in patients with colorectal adenocarcinomas developed from adenomas initially treated endoscopically. Some background A colorectal adenoma is a benign (non-cancerous) abnormal growth in the inner lining of the large intestine (colon and rectum) also...

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Radiofrequency ablation to destroy small liver metastases from primary colorectal cancer increases survival rates

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper looks at the long term survival rates after radiofrequency ablation treatment of small metastatic liver tumors in patients with primary colorectal cancer.   Some background Radiofrequency tumour ablation is a method used to treat patients whose tumors cannot be treated surgically.  The method involves guiding...

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The utility of Microwave ablation therapy in the treatment of pulmonary metastases

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of microwave ablation therapy on pulmonary metastases (cancer spread to the lungs) that cannot be removed surgically. The study showed that it can be an effective treatment method with a success rate depending on the tumor size. Some background Pulmonary metastases...

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Addition of Aflibercept to FOLFIRI improves survival rates in patients previously treated with Oxaliplatin

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of the chemotherapy regimen known as FOLFIRI with or without the addition of Aflibercept (Zaltrap) to treat metastatic colorectal cancer.  Results showed that adding Aflibercept significantly increased the length of time patients survive and the length of time they survive without any disease...

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Efficacy of anti-PD-1 drugs on cancer regression

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review provided the long-term outcomes of the first human trial of the anti-PD-1 drug BMS-936558. It also evaluated whether restarting therapy for cancer recurrences can be effective. Results showed that anti-PD-1 drugs have clinical potential. Some background The PD-1 protein (or "programmed cell death-1" protein)...

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