Items Tagged ‘Stages I-III Rectal Cancer’

November 6th, 2012

Aspirin May Prolong Life in PIK3CA-Mutated Colorectal Cancers

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Daily aspirin use improves survival among patients with mutated-PIK3CA colorectal cancer, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway plays a significant role in carcinogenesis. Approximately 15 to 20 […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Recurrent/Relapsed Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer, Stage IV Rectal Cancer, Stages I-III Rectal Cancer


September 11th, 2012

Adjuvant Therapy May Offer Survival Benefit in Older Patients with Colorectal Cancer

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Adjuvant chemotherapy appears to offer a survival benefit to patients aged 75 years or older who have surgically resected colorectal cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Stage III colon cancer refers to cancer […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Stages I-III Rectal Cancer


October 12th, 2011

Rectal Cancer Patients May Benefit from Higher Dose of Preoperative Radiation

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Among rectal cancer patients treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy prior to surgery, providing a higher dose of radiation therapy (50 Gy rather than 45 Gy) may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. These results were presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Each year in the United […]

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Tags: News, Rectal Cancer, Stages I-III Rectal Cancer


May 5th, 2011

African Americans Most Willing to Exhaust Resources for Life-Extending Care

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African Americans who are diagnosed with lung or colorectal cancer may be more willing than Whites to expend all personal financial resources in order to extend their lives. Other minority groups also appear more likely than Whites to use personal resources. These findings were reported in the journal Cancer. Racial disparity exists in many areas […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Stages I-III Rectal Cancer


April 29th, 2011

Delay in Chemotherapy Increases Risk of Death in Colorectal Cancer

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When chemotherapy for colorectal cancer is delayed by more than four weeks following surgery, patients face an increased risk of death. These findings were recently reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Stage III colorectal cancer […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Stages I-III Rectal Cancer