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2012-06-11 21:33:18

Study finds that the behavior of molecular imaging probes can indicate the effectiveness of a targeted therapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer A study presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting reveals how molecular imaging biomarkers can be used to approximate howan experimental radiochemotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer will work. Using already available imaging probes, scientists can assess the effectiveness before the course of...

2012-05-15 21:49:54

Research from the University of Alberta provides new insight into treatment patterns for people with stage two and three rectal cancer–information that ultimately will help physicians improve care strategies for patients provincewide. Lead researcher Marcy Winget, an epidemiologist with the School of Public Health, says the study of more than 900 patients with rectal cancer is a first step to addressing gaps in care and ensuring that general practitioners, surgeons and oncologists...

2011-10-26 13:30:00

Novel study finds signet cell histology is far more prevalent in rectal cancer patients under age 40 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Minnesota surgeons have confirmed a rising trend in rectal cancer in people age 40 and younger in recent years. While a previous 2010 study in the journal CANCER also found a recent rise in adenocarcinoma of the rectum in younger patients, (1) the University of Minnesota surgeons report that their study is the first to...

2011-09-28 05:53:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Specific fruits and veggies reduce risks of Colorectal Cancer (CRC), some veggies help prevent proximal and distal, while others just help to prevent distal CRC. "Fruits and vegetables have been examined extensively in nutritional research in relation to CRC, however, their protective effect has been subject to debate, possibly because of different effects on different subsites of the large bowel," lead investigator Professor Lin Fritschi, PhD, head of the...

2011-09-27 09:46:22

New 'CAP50' regimen easier for patient, less toxic at 3 year mark Rectal cancer patients who use a new combination of the chemotherapy, Capecitabine, together with five weeks of radiation (50 Gy) before surgery have an 88 percent chance of surviving the cancer three years after treatment, according to randomized trial presented at the plenary session, October 3, 2011, at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "The results of the trial allow us to...

2011-09-26 13:15:34

According to new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association The effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on colorectal cancer (CRC) appear to differ by site of origin, according to a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Researchers found that within the proximal and distal colon, brassica vegetables (Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli) were associated with decreased risk of these cancers. A...

2011-09-26 11:06:41

Study hopes to standardize clinical practice across Europe First results from an international comparison of the care of patients with rectal cancer have shown there are substantial differences in the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy between European countries. The European Registration of Cancer Care (EURECCA) study, initiated by ECCO — the European CanCer Organisation — compared the treatment of 6,597 patients in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and The Netherlands who were...

2011-08-30 11:11:11

A new study has shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) used to evaluate responses to pre-surgery (neo-adjuvant) chemotherapy or radiation may predict survival among patients with advanced rectal cancer. The findings suggest that MRI-assessed tumor responses to neoadjuvant therapy can help physicians to better plan their patients' subsequent treatments. MRI prior to surgery could help in the management of patients in a number of ways, including offering more intense therapy or...

2010-10-26 00:21:13

Patients with cancer found at the end of the large intestine called the rectum who receive one week of radiation therapy before surgery have a 50 percent reduction in chance that their cancer will return after 10 years, according to a large, randomized study presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "We believe that this short course of radiation will open a new window of opportunities in the...

2010-08-25 07:26:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Think just because you are young, your chances of developing cancer are less? Think again. Research is showing age doesn't matter. Although colon cancer rates have steadily decreased among adults under the age of 40, rectal cancer rates have increased in both males and females. Rectal cancer is known to be a rare form of cancer among young adults; however, researchers say people underestimate the severity of it, and delayed diagnoses have been the result. Researchers...