News tagged with metastatic colorectal cancer

Tumor location in colorectal cancer may influence survival

The two halves of the human colon have different embryonic origins and gene expression patterns, and these differences may also play a role in cancer biology, according to a study published February 24 in the JNCI: Journal of ...

Feb 24, 2015
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Gobbling up poison: A method for killing colon cancer

These days, cancer researchers aim to design targeted and specific therapy – those that kill cancer but spare the surrounding tissue. Immunotoxins, which use cancer-targeted antibodies linked to deadly ...

Sep 08, 2014
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Blacks have less access to cancer specialists, treatment

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say metastatic colorectal cancer patients of African-American descent are less likely to be seen by cancer specialists or receive cancer treatments. ...

Nov 19, 2013
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Dose-escalated cetuximab tolerated in colorectal cancer

(HealthDay) -- For patients with irinotecan-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), dose escalation of cetuximab is well tolerated and may improve response and disease control rates, but patients experience ...

Jul 05, 2012
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Adherence to cancer surveillance guidelines varies

(HealthDay) -- Insured breast cancer survivors have high rates of guideline-recommended recurrence testing and non-recommended metastatic testing, while only about half of colorectal cancer survivors undergo ...

Mar 30, 2012
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Equal care, survival rates for country cancer patients

Country South Australians with colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body are receiving equal surgical care and have the same survival rates as those living in the city, according to new research from the ...

Nov 10, 2014
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