The effect of adjuvant chemotherapy on survival and recurrence after curative rectal cancer surgery in patients who are histologically node negative after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy

ConclusionThis study found no significant difference in survival or disease recurrence between patients who received adjuvant chemotherapy and patients who did not. There is no clear evidence to support or dismiss the use of adjuvant chemotherapy for patients who were node positive on preoperative MRI and node negative on histopathological staging. Further multicentre prospective randomized trials are needed to identify the appropriate treatment regime for this group of patients.
Source: Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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Conclusion: This case report helps in understanding the course of progression from rectal cancer to periorbital metastasis.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: At 17% of its planned accrual, E5204 did not meet its primary endpoint. The addition of bevacizumab to FOLFOX6 in the adjuvant setting did not significantly improve OS in patients with stage II/III rectal cancer. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: At 17% of its planned accrual, E5204 was terminated early owing to poor accrual. At a median follow-up of 72 months, there was no significant difference in 5-year overall survival (88.3% vs. 83.7%) or in 5-year disease-free survival (71.2% vs. 76.5%) between the two arms. Despite significant advances in the treatment of rectal cancer, especially in improving local contro...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
ConclusionsDue to the proximity of the tumor to the pelvic viscera, especially the ectopic kidney, the probability of inadequate abscission of the lesion in surgery and radiotherapy, as well as complications and localized relapse were increased so that the kidney could be maintained. Carrying out careful pre-treatment examinations can result in maintaining an ectopic kidney and its daily conditioned function dependent on the status of the patient, including the proximity of the ectopic kidney to the tumor, anatomical position, and prior damage. The lesson learned from the present case is that radiotherapy and surgery are p...
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: This meta-analysis demonstrated that CD44 overexpression might be an unfavorable prognostic factor for CRC patients and could be used to predict poor differentiation, lymph node metastasis and distant metastasis. Introduction Although therapies for colorectal cancer (CRC) has improved in recent years, colorectal cancer is still the third most common cause of cancer related death worldwide (1). Metastasis are observed in 25% of patients at initial diagnosis and approximately 50% of patients will develop metastasis (2). Presently, the outcome prediction and the therapy schedule determination of CRC patie...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study had a retrospective multicenter (two hospitals in China) design and a radiomic analysis was performed using contrast enhanced CT in advanced HGSOC (FIGO stage III or IV) patients. We used a minimum 18-month follow-up period for all patients (median 38.8 months, range 18.8–81.8 months). All patients were divided into three cohorts according to the timing of their surgery and hospital stay: training cohort (TC) and internal validation cohort (IVC) were from one hospital, and independent external validation cohort (IEVC) was from another hospital. A total of 620 3-D radiomic features were extracted and a Lass...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdvances in the neoadjuvant treatment of rectal tumors contributed to better rates of complete pathological responses. New paradigms promote an increase in the complete clinical response rates, which would allow organ preservation and consequent reduction of surgical morbidity.ResumoObjetivoDescrever os resultados parciais de estudo em pacientes com câncer de reto submetidos a tratamento neoadjuvante com quimioterapia e radioterapia quanto à taxa resposta clínica completa, sobrevida livre de doença, função anorretal e qualidade de vida.Material e métodosEstudo pros...
Source: Journal of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis case highlights the occurrence of Fournier ’s gangrene as an extremely rare but life-threatening complication during neoadjuvant radiotherapy for rectal cancer which should be refreshed in the awareness of radiation oncologists and radiologists.
Source: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Practice guidelines differ in their support of adjuvant chemotherapy use in patients who received preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancer. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of adjuvant chemotherapy among patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who received neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgery. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study. Multivariable Cox proportional hazard modeling was used to evaluate the adjusted survival differences. SETTINGS: Data were collected from the National Cancer Database. PATIENTS: Adults with pathologic stage II and III rectal adenocarcin...
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Contributions: Colorectal/Anal Neoplasia Source Type: research
ConclusionThis protocol is the first prospective trial that investigates the role of both local excision and watch and wait approaches in patients treated with neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer. The trial is registered at clinicaltrials.gov (NCT02710812).
Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract AimTo examine the overall survival differences of neoadjuvant therapy modalities: no therapy, chemotherapy alone, radiation alone, and chemoradiation in a large cohort of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. MethodAdults with clinical stage II and III rectal adenocarcinoma were selected from the National Cancer Database and grouped by type of neoadjuvant therapies received: no therapy, chemotherapy only, radiotherapy only, or chemoradiation. Multivariable regression methods were used to compare adjusted differences in perioperative outcomes and overall survival. ResultsAmong 32978 patients included, 9714 ...
Source: Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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