Postoperative chemotherapy is associated with prognosis of stage IV colorectal cancer treated with preoperative chemotherapy/chemoradiotherapy and curative resection

ConclusionBecause of its association with improved prognosis, AC should be considered for stage IV CRC patients after curative resection regardless of initial resectability status and preoperative therapy.
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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Abstract During the last two decades a neoadjuvant treatment concept has been established for an increasing number of malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract; however, these concepts are still subject to a constant change concerning the indications and type of treatment. A prime example for this is rectal cancer. The rate of local recurrence in particular was significantly reduced by neoadjuvant therapy but until now it has not been possible to validly show an improvement in overall or disease-free survival. At the beginning of the millennium it was recommended to treat every rectal carcinoma...
Source: Der Chirurg - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Chirurg Source Type: research
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
AbstractPurposeRectal cancer resections can be associated with long and complicated postoperative recoveries. Many patients undergoing these operations are discharged to rehabilitation or skilled nursing facilities. The purpose of this study was to identify preoperative and intraoperative factors associated with increased risk for non-home discharge after rectal cancer resection.MethodsRectal cancer resections were identified in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Targeted Proctectomy Dataset (years 2016 through 2017) by ICD code. Patients with unknown discharge destination or who experienced in-hospital mort...
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Abstract Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is a valuable treatment option for localized esophageal cancer. Conventional baseline chemotherapy for this type of cancer includes cisplatin and fluorouracil. Recently, CRT with leucovorin-fluorouracil-oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) has become popular due to its convenience and lower toxicity. In Japan, the use of oxaliplatin for esophageal cancer is not yet approved, so experience with this treatment is limited to cases with colorectal cancer. As such patients are not usually included in clinical trials, little is known on the efficacy and safety of this treatment for this patient subpopul...
Source: Clinical Colorectal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Mol Clin Oncol Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewContrarily to what happens with rectal cancer, the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the assessment of colon cancer has been limited. However, we may witness a ‘paradigm shift’ in the future. Classically, colon cancer has been assessed by computed tomography (CT) which is considered the workhorse for evaluating this neoplasm as it provides insights not only about local and regional disease as well as about distant metastases. However, as the accuracy o f CT is somewhat limited, recent reports about the use of MRI in colon cancers have been published. In this review we will ass...
Source: Current Colorectal Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Extending the waiting period by 4 weeks following RCT has no influence on the oncological outcomes of T3/T4 rectal cancers.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: ESA-RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS Source Type: research
Authors: Kye BH, Lee SH, Jeong WK, Yu CS, Park IJ, Kim HR, Kim J, Lee IK, Park KJ, Choi HJ, Kim HY, Baek JH, Lee YS Abstract Purpose: The optimal treatment for synchronous liver metastasis (LM) from colorectal cancer (CRC) depends on various factors. The present study was intended to investigate the oncologic outcome according to the time of resection of metastatic lesions. Methods: Data from patients who underwent treatment with curative intent for primary CRC and synchronous LM between 2004 and 2009 from 9 university hospitals in Korea were collected retrospectively. One hundred forty-three patients underwent...
Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
In vitro and in vivo studies on the association of long non‑coding RNAs H19 and urothelial cancer associated 1 with the susceptibility to 5‑fluorouracil in rectal cancer. Int J Oncol. 2019 Oct 04;: Authors: Yokoyama Y, Sakatani T, Wada R, Ishino K, Kudo M, Koizumi M, Yamada T, Yoshida H, Naito Z Abstract There is no predictive biomarker for response to 5‑fluorouracil (5FU)‑based neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in rectal cancer. In the present study, we examined potential long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) linked to the susceptibility to 5FU in cultured colorectal cancer cells, and in bi...
Source: International Journal of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Int J Oncol Source Type: research
Abstract Thirty per cent of all colorectal tumours develop in the rectum. The location of the rectum within the bony pelvis and its proximity to vital structures presents significant therapeutic challenges when considering neoadjuvant options and surgical interventions. Most patients with early rectal cancer can be adequately managed by surgery alone. However, a significant proportion of patients with rectal cancer present with locally advanced disease and will potentially benefit from down staging prior to surgery. Neoadjuvant therapy involves a variety of options including radiotherapy, chemotherapy used alone o...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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