Oncology & Cancer

Less chemotherapy may have more benefit in rectal cancer

Chemotherapy used to shrink a tumor before surgery, called neoadjuvant chemotherapy, is becoming more common in many cancers, including stage II and III rectal cancer. However, the chemotherapy regimens FOLFOX and CapeOx ...

Oncology & Cancer

Solving the 'Catch-22' of rectal cancer

Today's standard procedure to treat rectal cancer includes radical surgery to remove the tumour along with the rectum and its encasing tissue (called mesorectum). After the surgery, the specimen is analysed in the pathology ...

Surgery

Enhanced recovery protocol ups outcomes in colon, rectal Sx

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing colon and rectal surgery, an enhanced recovery protocol (ERP) is associated with improved outcomes, according to clinical practice guidelines published in the August issue of Diseases ...

Oncology & Cancer

Colorectal Diseases Biobank links genetics and colorectal cancer

What if your family's DNA could become the blueprint for your very own precise and personalized treatment for colorectal cancer? Or, better yet, what if it could be used to help doctors screen you earlier for the disease, ...

Oncology & Cancer

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment

A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without compromising its efficacy. The results ...

Surgery

Pelvic nerve visualizations reduce risk in surgery

Every year, thousands of patients suffer nerve damage in the pelvis during rectal surgery, leaving them with incontinence and sexual problems, for example. Noeska Smit has developed a method to make these nerves more visible ...

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