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Three different treatments for metastatic colorectal cancer: a comparison.

Three different treatments for metastatic colorectal cancer: a comparison.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of three different treatments for metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that fruquintinib (Elunate) was associated with the best treatment outcomes. Some background Colorectal cancer is a common cancer worldwide and 25% of patients present with...

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Looking for participants to test a treatment combination for metastatic colorectal cancer

Looking for participants to test a treatment combination for metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial is examining the effectiveness of TAS-102 (Lonsurf) plus oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) in the treatment of metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer. The main outcome to be measured will be the overall response to the treatment rate. This study is being conducted in New Jersey, US. The details...

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S1-based chemotherapy improves the outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

S1-based chemotherapy improves the outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of two different chemotherapies in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers suggested that S1-based chemotherapy is a good option for the treatment of these patients. Some background CRC is one of the most common cancers worldwide. The standard treatment is surgery...

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Evaluating minimally invasive surgery for patients with rectal cancer

Evaluating minimally invasive surgery for patients with rectal cancer

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of minimally invasive surgery in rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that less invasive surgery methods can result in better short-term outcomes in appropriately selected patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US. Rectal cancer comprises around 20% of...

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Cytokine-induced killer cell immunotherapy after surgery improves the outcomes of advanced colorectal cancer

Cytokine-induced killer cell immunotherapy after surgery improves the outcomes of advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of the combined treatment with cytokine-induced killer cell (CIKC) immunotherapy and chemotherapy after surgery in colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that this therapy improves treatment outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common...

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The effectiveness and safety of regorafenib in older patients with advanced pretreated colorectal cancer

The effectiveness and safety of regorafenib in older patients with advanced pretreated colorectal cancer

Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of regorafenib (Stivarga) treatment in older patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers suggested that this treatment has similar effects in younger and older patients. Some background CRC is the third most common cancer worldwide. More than half are diagnosed in patients older...

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How common are late side effects after radiation treatment for rectal cancer?

Posted by on May 9, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the frequency of late gastrointestinal (GI) side effects after radiation therapy (RT) for rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that after the improvement of RT methods these side effects are less frequent and less severe. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the...

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Pelvic radiotherapy followed by systemic therapy and surgery improves survival in patients with advanced rectal cancer

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of pelvic radiotherapy (PRT) followed by chemotherapy and surgery in advanced rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that this combined treatment is associated with improved survival rates. Some background Rectal cancer affects 44,180 people each year in the US. Up to 80% of these people present...

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TAS-102 plus bevacizumab treatment in patients with metastatic treatment-resistant colorectal cancer

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of TAS-102 (trifluridine-tipiracil) with and without bevacizumab (Avastin) therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that this combined therapy might be a good treatment option for patients with advanced CRC. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third...

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Does chemotherapy after surgery improve survival in high-risk stage 2 colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of chemotherapy after surgery in stage 2 colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers suggested that this treatment may result in survival improvement but should be individualized. Some background CRC affects 145,600 adults in the US every year. Treatment for this disease is guided by stage at...

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A longer interval between chemoradiotherapy and surgery improves rectal cancer outcomes

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of different time intervals between chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CRT) and rectal cancer surgery. Researchers suggested that increasing this interval from 8 weeks to 12 weeks improved treatment response. Some background Over 70% of patients with rectal cancer have locally advanced disease at...

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Chemotherapy improves survival of patients with mucinous colorectal adenocarcinoma

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of chemotherapy on the survival of patients with stage 2 and 3 mucinous colorectal cancer (mucCRC). Researchers suggested that chemotherapy improved the survival of these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US in 2019. Up to 20% of colon cancer is mucCRC....

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