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Survival of patients with rectal cancer followed-up by the watch and wait method after chemoradiotherapy

Survival of patients with rectal cancer followed-up by the watch and wait method after chemoradiotherapy

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer who were followed up with the watch and wait method after chemoradiotherapy (CRT). Researchers suggested that this strategy can effectively identify patients who can have a less frequent follow-up if they maintain response for the first 3 years...

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Could endoscopies have harmful implications?

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effect of endoscopic procedures on subsequent surgical outcomes. Some background Most colorectal cancers start as small polyps; an abnormal growth of tissue that starts in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Although most polyps are not malignant, some represent early stage cancer, and early removal...

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KRAS mutations and the effectiveness of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated survival benefit with the use of oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) in relation to KRAS gene status among patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Some background Metastatic colorectal cancer (cancer that has spread from the large intestine to distant organs and tissues) is often treated by a combination of chemotherapy...

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Diet and colorectal cancer

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review explored the relationship between dietary supplements and colorectal cancer outcomes. Some background The prevalence of colorectal cancer has steadily increased over the past 50 years. Dietary changes and decreased physical activity have led to an obesity epidemic in the western world, a known risk factor for many...

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Is radiotherapy during surgery safe?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) in patients with rectal cancer in comparison to patients who undergo rectal surgery alone. Some background Rectal cancer develops on the inner surface of the rectum, the last part of the large intestine. The first treatment option for these...

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Increasing response to treatment with statins

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether statin use during cancer treatments can increase response rates and outcomes among rectal cancer patients before surgery. Some background Chemoradiation (chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy) is often used among rectal cancer patients before undergoing surgery (referred to as neoadjuvant therapy). Neoadjuvant...

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New and current second-line treatments

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review discusses current second-line treatment options for metastatic colorectal cancer, as well as new advances in colorectal cancer therapy. Some background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world, and up to 40% of CRC patients will experience metastasis, or spread, of the disease. Advances in...

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NSAIDs and cancer

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

In a nutshell This review analyzed a number of studies which evaluated the effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on cancers of the gastrointestinal system, such as colorectal cancer. Some background NSAIDs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil), are a class of drugs commonly used for pain relief and fever reduction. NSAIDs exert...

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