Effect of Hospital Caseload on Long-term Outcome After Standardization of Rectal Cancer Surgery in the Spanish Rectal Cancer Project

Conclusions Overall survival was higher for patients treated at hospitals with an annual caseload of 36 or more patients. However, local recurrence was not influenced by caseload.
Source: Cirugia Espanola - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Fluoroscopy and 3D CT image-guided interstitial brachytherapy is feasible and appears to be a suitable treatment technique for patients with clinically localized prostate cancer after previous rectal resection and external beam radiation therapy. PMID: 31435432 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
AbstractAccurate localization of the tumor during robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer is crucial. Several techniques have been described, but each has its shortcomings. We developed a new technique of near infrared ray-guided surgery (NIRGS) to localize the tumor accurately, using intra-operative colonoscopy and da Vinci Firefly technology. After clamping the oral side of the tumor, the colonoscope was inserted. In the normal visible light mode, we could not recognize the endoscopic light; however, after changing to the Firefly mode, the endoscopic light was seen clearly. Using this simple and new techniq...
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Zhanlong Shen, Zhaode Bu, Ang Li, Junyang Lu, Liyu Zhu, Choon Seng Chong, Zhidong Gao, Kewei Jiang, Shan Wang, Fei Li, Yi Xiao, Jiafu Ji, Yingjiang YeAbstractBackgroundThe surgical and oncological outcome of extra-levator abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) procedure remains unclear in low rectal cancer.MethodsA total of 194 cases of rectal cancer patients underwent ELAPE or conventional abdominoperineal excision (APE) procedure were analyzed in four hospitals’ databases from January 2010 to December 2015. Clinicopa...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In conclusion, the observed survival trends in BC and CRC patients suggest advances in cancer treatment, but with striking differences in survival between older and younger patients, particularly for BC patients.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Heikkinen S Abstract Background: The aim of this study was to investigate if the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with education and socioeconomic status (SES) in Finland, and if there are any changes in incidence differences between the groups over the period 1976-2014. Material and methods: CRC cases (N = 77,614) were retrieved from the Finnish Cancer Registry and linked with information on the education level and SES from Statistics Finland. We used Poisson regression model to quantify differences in incidence rates between the groups, and to assess changes over calendar time. Re...
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
The goal of treatment for early stage rectal cancer is to optimize oncologic outcome while minimizing impact of treatment on quality of life. The standard of care treatment for most early rectal cancers is radical surgery alone. Given the morbidity associated with radical surgery, local excision for early rectal cancers has been explored as an alternative approach associated with lower rates of morbidity. The American Radium Society Appropriate Use Criteria (ARS AUC) presented in this manuscript are evidence-based guidelines for the use of local excision in early stage rectal cancer that includes an extensive analysis of c...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Critical Review Source Type: research
Journal of Laparoendoscopic&Advanced Surgical Techniques, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsAll surgical techniques for rectal cancer dissection have a role and may be considered appropriate. Some techniques have advantages over others in certain clinical situations, and the best outcomes may be achieved by considering all options before applying an individualised approach to each clinical situation.
Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Journal of Laparoendoscopic&Advanced Surgical Techniques, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Laparoendoscopic - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
New research suggests that just a single course of antibiotics may increase risk for colon cancer, but not rectal cancer.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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