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colorectal cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: World Journal of Surgery | Added Dec 19, 2019

Robotic versus laparoscopic liver surgery is a safe treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer

This study investigated the effectiveness of robotic-assisted liver surgery (RALS) compared to laparoscopic liver surgery (LLS) in advanced colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that RALS is similarly safe and effective as LLS for these patients.

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colorectal cancer | Research | 10 pages | source: Surgical oncology | Added Dec 11, 2019

Chemotherapy improves survival of patients with mucinous colorectal adenocarcinoma

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.

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colorectal cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Annals of Surgical Oncology | Added Dec 09, 2019

Radiation therapy after surgery improves survival of patients with advanced colon cancer

This study investigated the effectiveness of radiation therapy (RT) after surgery in patients with T4 (cancer that has grown outside of the colon outer layer and invades the surrounding tissues) colon cancer. Researchers suggested that RT improved overall survival in these patients.

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colorectal cancer | Research | 10 pages | source: Colorectal Disease | Added Dec 07, 2019

Predictive factors of permanent stoma in patients with rectal cancer

This study investigated the factors predictive of a permanent stoma (PS; an opening in the body that allows waste to exit) in patients with rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that tumor distance from the anus was associated with PS in these patients.

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colorectal cancer | Research | Lifestyle | 10 pages | source: Clinical Cancer Research | Added Nov 29, 2019

Vitamin D is associated with improved survival outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

This study investigated the association between vitamin D blood levels and survival outcomes in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that higher levels of vitamin D in the blood were associated with better survival.

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colorectal cancer | Research | 10 pages | source: Annals of Surgical Oncology | Added Nov 19, 2019

The effect of blood transfusion in the outcomes of colorectal cancer surgery

This study investigated the association between blood transfusions (BT) and inflammation after surgery on the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that blood transfusion was associated with poorer outcomes for these patients.

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colorectal cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Colorectal Disease | Added Nov 17, 2019

A comparison between conventional, laparoscopic and robotic rectal cancer surgery

This study compared the effectiveness of open and non-invasive surgery (NIS) in the treatment of rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that open surgery is associated with improved complete tumor removal, while NIS is associated with fewer complications.

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colorectal cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: The New England Journal of Medicine | Added Nov 02, 2019

Encorafenib, cetuximab and binimetinib combined treatment improves survival of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

This study investigated whether treatment with encorafenib (Braftovi), binimetinib (Mektovi), and cetuximab (Erbitux) combined would increase survival in advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers suggested that this combined therapy increases the survival of patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) CRC.

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colorectal cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Journal of clinical oncology | Added Oct 31, 2019

Oxaliplatin in the treatment of rectal cancer after surgery

This study investigated the role of oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) in treating patients with rectal cancer after surgery. Researchers suggested that this drug may be a good option in the treatment of rectal cancer.  

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colorectal cancer | Research | Lifestyle | 10 pages | source: Journal of clinical oncology | Added Oct 20, 2019

Regular physical activity is associated with improved outcomes for advanced colorectal cancer

This study investigated the effectiveness of physical activity (PA) on the outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that regular PA is associated with better outcomes for these patients.

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