Neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy for cT3N0 rectal cancer: any benefit over upfront surgery? A propensity score-matched study
ConclusionCRT should be considered for cT3N0 patients, but its timing (neoadjuvant vs. adjuvant) seems not to affect the disease-free survival in the present cohort of patients.
Publication date: December 2020Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 69Author(s): Rita Peila, Rhonda S. Arthur, Thomas E. Rohan
ConclusionsThis study demonstrated the limited impact of laparoscopic surgical experience on the learning curve of robotic rectal cancer surgery, which was greater than previously reported curves.
AbstractPurposeSystemic chemotherapy (SC) before surgery is a potential treatment to improve survival in patients with advanced rectal cancer. However, the impact of SC on lateral lymph nodes (LLNs) remains unclear.MethodsA total of 78 patients with stage II/III low rectal cancer, who received 3-month oxaliplatin-based SC followed by LLN dissection (LLND) in principle, were analysed retrospectively. “Total lateral lymph node metastases (tLLNMs)” was defined as having either pathological LLNMs (pLLNMs) or lateral local recurrences (LLRs). Patients with the maximum short-axis size of LLNs ≥ 7 mm we...
ConclusionThis study suggests that multidisciplinary management is a potentially effective treatment strategy for isolated LNM. Since time to LNM, the T-stage, and histological type are prognostic factors, an active follow-up program for colorectal cancer is required.
ConclusionsApplication of pure transanal endoscopic colectomy without abdominal assistance to ACC appears to be feasible and safe.
ConclusionsWe present the world's first TaTME simulator and believe that it will play an important role for the safe spread of TaTME surgery.
In this study, we used real-time polymerase chain reaction to examine the expressions of miR-302a, miR-105, and miR-888 in normal mucosa and cancer tissue from rectal cancer patients with and without preoperative RT. The biological function of miR-302a, miR-105, and miR-888 expression was further analyzed and identified through the public databases: TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) and GEPIA (Gene Expression Profiling Interactive Analysis). The results showed that the expression of miR-105 in rectal cancer was higher than that in normal mucosa in RT (P = 0.042) and non-RT patients (P = 0.003) and was associated with mucinous...
We report the ESTRO-ACROP (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology - Advisory Committee on Radiation Oncology Practice) recommendations for performing IORT in primary locally advanced rectal cancer. PMID: 33005755 [PubMed]
Background Despite new medical and surgical strategies, 5-year local recurrence of rectal adenocarcinoma was reported in up to 25% of cases. Therefore, we aimed to review surgical strategies for the prevention of local recurrences in rectal cancer. Summary After implementation of the total mesorectal excision (TME), surgical resection of rectal adenocarcinoma with anterior resection or abdominoperineal excision (APE) allowed decrease in local recurrence (3% at 5 years). More recently, extralevator APE was described as an alternative to APE, decreasing specimen perforation and recurrence rate. Moreover, technique modifi...