Should Clinicians Rethink Rectal Cancer Treatment for Younger Patients?
Early ‐onset rectal cancer may differ biologically and in its response to multimodality therapy, according to a large retrospective study of NCCN data. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Rx Guidelines Do Not Benefit Younger Rectal Cancer Patients Rx Guidelines Do Not Benefit Younger Rectal Cancer Patients
Younger patients with rectal cancer do not derive an overall survival benefit from guideline-driven treatment recommendations, whereas older rectal cancer patients do.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Diagnosing and treating rectal cancer
Rectal cancer: Diagnosis and treatment? In the past, long-term survival was uncommon for people with rectal cancer ? even after extensive treatment. Thanks to treatment advances over the past 30 years, rectal cancer can be cured in many cases. Learn about the diagnosis and staging of rectal cancer, and the treatment options that might be [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Guideline Care Fails to Boost Survival in Younger Rectal Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Those younger than 50 with Stages II-III disease may represent'unique demographic group'(Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Current rectal cancer treatments don't benefit patients under 50, study says
Rectal cancer patients under 50 don't see an improvement to their overall survival after receiving recommended treatments, researchers found in a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Younger patients don't attain survival benefit from current rectal cancer treatment recommendations
(Wiley) A new study reveals that individuals younger than 50 years of age who are diagnosed with rectal cancer do not experience an overall survival benefit from currently recommended treatments. Specifically, the addition of chemotherapy and radiation to surgery does not prolong life for these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OCUM Trial: Some Rectal Cancers Need Only Surgery OCUM Trial: Some Rectal Cancers Need Only Surgery
The German study used MRI to help distinguish between high- and low-risk rectal cancers, which, in turn, dictated treatmentMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Adjuvant FOLFOX Improved DFS in yp Stage III Rectal Cancer
Leah LawrenceJun 6, 2018In the ADORE trial, adjuvant FOLFOX in postoperative yp stage III rectal cancer significantly improved disease-free survival. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Young Rectal Cancer Patients Are Typically Women, White Young Rectal Cancer Patients Are Typically Women, White
Researchers are baffled by the annual increases in rates of rectal cancer seen in people younger than 50 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Advises Colon Screenings Should Begin at 45, Not 50
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for doctors and patients but felt strongly that they needed to act now. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published last year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Experts aren't sure wh...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Advises Colon Screenings Should Begin at 45, Not 50
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for doctors and patients but felt strongly that they needed to act now. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published last year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Experts aren't sure wh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Advises Colon Screenings Should Begin at 45, Not 50
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for doctors and patients but felt strongly that they needed to act now. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published last year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Experts aren't sure wh...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer screenings should start at age 45, new guidelines say
New guidelines say most people should start colorectal cancer screenings earlier. The American Cancer Society says testing for men and women at average risk should begin at age 45 instead of 50. The change comes in response to a 51 percent rise in colon and rectal cancers since 1994 in adults younger than 50. CBS News chief medical correspondent and gastroenterologist Dr. Jon LaPook joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the guidelines. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated guidelines for colorectal cancer screening
The American Cancer Society has announced updated guidelines as to when most folks should begin being screened for colon and rectal cancer. Colon and rectal cancer kills thousands of people every year.? In fact, it's the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. The updated recommendations are that adults at average risk should [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

WATCH: New guidelines for colonoscopy screenings lower age to 45 from 50
The American Cancer Society released new guidelines for rectal cancer screening. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New guidelines for colonoscopy screenings lower age to 45 from 50
The American Cancer Society released new guidelines for rectal cancer screening. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say
If you're in your mid-40s and haven't had your colon checked, it might be time. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Halt in Production of Codman Pump Leaves Questions
MSKCC ’s Dr. Nancy Kemeny discusses the impact of a company's decision to halt manufacture of a pump used to treat liver mets from colon and rectal cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nancy E. Kemeny, MD Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

Use of cfDNA to Predict Treatment Failure in Rectal Cancer Use of cfDNA to Predict Treatment Failure in Rectal Cancer
Can circulating cell-free DNA facilitate individualized therapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer?Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Limiting Chemo to High-Risk Rectal Cancer Called Feasible
(MedPage Today) -- Approach that includes MRI-based selection didn't boost local recurrence rates (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Key to Improving OS in Rectal Cancer
Retrospective study shows 30 patients need to be treated with adjuvant therapy to prevent a death at 3 years. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer News Source Type: news

Many patients with rectal cancer may not need chemoradiotherapy
(Wiley) It's unclear whether all patients with advanced rectal cancer need chemoradiotherapy, or whether some can forego the treatment and therefore be spared its side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Improved Rectal-Cancer Survival Seen With Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improved Rectal-Cancer Survival Seen With Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Adjuvant chemotherapy is associated with improved overall survival in patients with rectal cancer and pathological complete response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and resection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Infographic: Rectal cancer treatment
Learn more about rectal cancer. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

TNT Is Viable for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
CR was 36% in the total neoadjuvant therapy cohort vs 21% in the cohort that received chemoradiotherapy with adjuvant chemotherapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer News Source Type: news

Total Neoadjuvant Approach Promising in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Total Neoadjuvant Approach Promising in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
Preoperative chemotherapy in combination with chemoradiation (total neoadjuvant therapy, or TNT) appears to have advantages over traditional approaches to treating locally advanced rectal cancer, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

TNT Standard in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer?
(MedPage Today) -- Hesitancy remains in the community setting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 24, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New accreditation program sets framework for rectal cancer care in the US
(American College of Surgeons) The National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer establishes guidelines for a multidisciplinary team approach to help meet its proposed quality measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy
The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy is widely used. The VA views it as the main screening test for patients aged 50 and older who have average odds for developing colon or rectal cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-three, 36, describes shock rectal cancer diagnosis
Annie Schreiber, of Indiana, thought she had hemorrhoids after spotting blood in her stool in July. Diagnosed with cancer, she was told she needed a colostomy bag, but then found another option. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrasound for Rectal Cancer Staging Tied to More Chemoradiation
But no significant improvement in overall survival compared with CT of the abdomen and pelvis only (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Rectal Cancer Symptoms vs Hemorrhoids
Rectal Cancer Symptoms vs. Hemorrhoids (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Adds Time, Costs Without Affecting Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No improvements compared with laparoscopic procedures in kidney removal and rectal cancer (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - October 26, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Robotic Radical Nephrectomy Becoming More Common
And robotic laparoscopy for rectal cancer resection does not reduce risk for conversion to open surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Robotic-assisted surgery is not always preferable to laparoscopic
Robotic-assisted surgery does not improve some outcomes in kidney removal and rectal cancer procedures Related items fromOnMedica Bariatric surgeons ’ skill doesn’t affect long-term outcomes Bed crisis leaves surgeons 'kicking their heels' Trial of robotic surgery successful for prostate cancer Shortage of critical beds and surgeons cause cancelled ops (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Robotic-assisted surgery: more expensive, but not always more effective
(Reuters Health) - Robotic-assisted surgery is much more expensive than other minimally invasive surgeries, but it does not improve outcomes of surgery for kidney tumors and rectal cancers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rectal Cancer Treatment
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 11, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Xtant Medical’s 510(k) extension to Varian Medical’s distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. FDA extends Xtant Medical’s 510(k) for Calix C spinal implant Xtant Medical announced in an Aug. 9 press release that the FDA has cleared its product line extensions for the Calix-C cervical inter body cages. The clearance allows for two larger footprints to be added for use with allograft. The Calix-C Cervical Interbody Spacer is designed for spinal fusion procedures at level one in patients who are skeletally m...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Apifix Cardiac Science Hip Innovation Life Spine Inc. MedTech Pentax Medical Varian Medical Systems Xtant M Source Type: news

Mortality rates are rising for colon cancer — but only for white Americans
Earlier this year, researcher Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society published a startling report showing that colon and rectal cancer incidence is rising among Gen X and millennials while falling in older generations. On Tuesday, after delving further into the data, she and her co-authors identified “a true and perplexing escalation in disease occurrence.” In a […]Related:FDA cracks down on company marketing ‘three-parent’ babiesDeaths from drug overdoses soared in the first nine months of 2016FDA to step up targeting of fentanyl, other synthetic opioids at postal facilities...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death rates from colon cancer are increasing for white Americans
Earlier this year, researcher Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society published a startling report showing that colon and rectal cancer incidence is rising among Gen X and millennials while falling in older generations. On Tuesday, after delving further into the data, she and her co-authors identified “a true and perplexing escalation in disease occurrence.” In a […]Related:FDA cracks down on company marketing ‘three-parent’ babiesDeaths from drug overdoses soared in the first nine months of 2016FDA to step up targeting of fentanyl, other synthetic opioids at postal facilities...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death rates from colon cancer are increasing for white Americans under 55
Earlier this year, researcher Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society published a startling report showing that colon and rectal cancer incidence is rising among Gen X and millennials while falling in older generations. On Tuesday, after delving further into the data, she and her co-authors identified “a true and perplexing escalation in disease occurrence.” In a […]Related:FDA cracks down on company marketing ‘three-parent’ babiesDeaths from drug overdoses soared in the first nine months of 2016FDA to step up targeting of fentanyl, other synthetic opioids at postal facilities...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One of the deadliest cancers is killing more adults under 55
Adults in the United States are dying from colon and rectal cancers at an increasing rate about age 50, when they should just be beginning screenings, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not All 80 - , 90 - Year - Olds With Rectal Cancer Are Treated
African - American race and residence in a less educated county associated with not receiving tx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Do All Patients with Rectal Cancer Need Surgery? Gastro and Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome on the rise (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 26, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Obesity in Teens Ups Colon, Rectal Cancer Risk in Adulthood
Concerns are growing about weight's impact on development of chronic disease, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Obese teenagers are up to 71% more likely to get cancer
Researchers from the Rabin Medical Center and the Tel Aviv University found that adolescent women who are obese double their risk of developing rectal cancer in later life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning: THIS factor may fuel disease - it could be as dangerous as DIET
BOWEL cancer - also known as colon or rectal cancer - is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rectal Cancer Response to Preop Tx Doesn't Rule Out Nodal Disease Rectal Cancer Response to Preop Tx Doesn't Rule Out Nodal Disease
Rectal cancer patients who have a complete clinical response (ypT0) to neoadjuvant chemoradiation (NCR) may still have nodal disease, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Salvage Surgery Prolonged Survival for Select Patients after TME for Rectal Cancer
Salvage surgery is associated with prolonged survival in patients with rectal cancer who have lung and liver recurrence after TME. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news