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colorectal cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Medicine | Added Nov 24, 2021

Is longer post-surgery chemotherapy helpful in locally advanced rectal cancer?

This study evaluated the impact of different durations of post-surgery chemotherapy in the treatment of locally advanced (spread to the lymph nodes) rectal cancer patients.

Researchers suggested that longer post-surgery chemotherapy for stage 3 patients was associated with lower metastasis (spread to other parts of the body) rates and longer disease-free survival.

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colorectal cancer | Research | 9 pages | source: International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer | Added Nov 22, 2021

Health-related quality of life and sexual function in patients with rectal cancer

The aim of this study was to compare health-related quality of life in healthy individuals and patients with rectal cancer.

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colorectal cancer | Research | Treatment | 6 pages | source: Colorectal Disease | Added Nov 20, 2021

Radical surgery is useful if high-risk cancer is discovered after local excision

This study examined whether radical surgery is a suitable follow-up approach to local excision if features indicating poor outcome are identified.

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colorectal cancer | Research | Lifestyle | 8 pages | source: Journal of clinical oncology | Added Nov 18, 2021

Colon cancer prognosis is associated with prior smoking and genetic mutations

This study compared disease free survival (the time period between the end of treatment and until the disease returns or the patient relapses) for colon cancer patients with a history of smoking versus non-smokers.

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colorectal cancer | Research | 14 pages | source: Annals of oncology | Added Nov 16, 2021

What is a CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) positive cancer and what does it mean for colorectal cancer patient survival?

This study examined the association between CIMP positive colorectal cancer and patient outcome.

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colorectal cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Journal of gastrointestinal oncology | Added Nov 14, 2021

Combining therapies for a treatment-resistant BRAF-mutant colorectal cancer

This study reviewed therapies under development for the treatment of a rare form of colorectal cancer. It was found that the combination of 2 or more drug types may be the most effective treatment regime. 

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colorectal cancer | Research | 10 pages | source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery | Added Nov 11, 2021

Do right and left-sided colon cancers have different prognostics?

This study investigated the prognostic differences between right-sided tumors (RT) and left-sided tumors (LT) in colon cancer patients. Researchers reported that RT have worse prognosis and survival than LT.

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colorectal cancer | Research | 10 pages | source: The Lancet. Oncology | Added Nov 09, 2021

Investigating the side effect profiles of different PD-L1/PD-1 inhibitor-based combination therapies.

This study investigated the side effect profiles of different PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor-based combination therapies. The data showed that PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in combination with chemotherapy were associated with a higher risk of treatment-related side effects than with targeted therapy or immunotherapy combinations.

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colorectal cancer | Research | 9 pages | source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery | Added Nov 07, 2021

Can the fat around your organs delay colon cancer progression?

This study looked at the amount of fat found around the internal organs – called visceral fat – of colon cancer patients and whether the amount of fat was linked to their survival.

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colorectal cancer | Research | Treatment | 14 pages | source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease | Added Nov 05, 2021

A new prognostic marker for colorectal cancer?

This study investigated the efficacy of a potential prognostic marker for colorectal cancer. 

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