Leap forward' in risk management of rectal cancer
(Washington University in St. Louis) The lab of Quing Zhu at the McKelvey School of Engineering, with assistance from the Washington University School of Medicine, has developed an imaging system that helps differentiate residual cancerous tissue from recovered healthy tissue after treatment in patients with rectal cancer, the third-most common cancer type in the U.S. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Decades of radiation-based scientific theory disproven by Ben-Gurion University US-based study
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) According to the study, lower levels of several types of cancers were found when the radiation levels were on the higher end of the spectrum rather than on the lower end. Among both men and women, there was a significant decrease in lung, pancreatic, colon and rectal cancers. Among men, there were additional decreases in brain and bladder cancers. There was no decrease in cervix, breast or prostate cancers or leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Rectal cancer -- risk factors, prevention and treatment
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about rectal cancer, including risk factors, prevention and treatment. Colon cancer and rectal cancer often are referred to together as colorectal cancer. Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous clumps of cells called polyps. Over time, some of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Screening for colorectal cancer can be prevention
Colorectal cancer is a term that includes colon and rectal cancers, both of which originate in the lower portion of the large intestine and into the rectum. "The vast majority of the time, we don't know exactly what causes any specific cancer," says Dr. Jeremy Jones, a Mayo Clinic oncologist. "But there are a number of factors [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 1, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer Linked to Risk for Later Malignant Gynecological Neoplasms Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer Linked to Risk for Later Malignant Gynecological Neoplasms
Women who receive radiotherapy for rectal cancer may be at an increased risk of uterine and ovarian cancer, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASTRO lauds delay of radiation therapy payment reform
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is lauding a provision...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Yom named editor in chief of Red Journal ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline ASTRO critiques eviCore's benefits management policy CMS releases new payment model for radiation oncology New officers elected to ASTRO board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Preoperative Radiotherapy Then Chemo May Be Best in Rectal Cancer Preoperative Radiotherapy Then Chemo May Be Best in Rectal Cancer
In patients with locally advanced rectal cancer, a short course of radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy preceding surgery appears to provide beneficial results.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Intense Rectal Cancer Surveillance May Be Reduced Intense Rectal Cancer Surveillance May Be Reduced
For patients with rectal cancer who achieve a sustained clinical complete response, the risk for local regrowth and distant metastases is low when managed with a watch-and-wait approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Recurrence Risk Low After One Year of Watch - and - Wait for Rectal Cancer
Authors say these findings suggest no need for intensive surveillance after three years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Standard Emerges for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer New Standard Emerges for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
The RAPIDO trial shows that short-course radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy before surgery reduces disease-related treatment failure at 3 years over traditional approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Recurrence Risk Low After One Year of Watch-and-Wait for Rectal Cancer
FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 -- After sustaining a clinical complete response for one year with a watch-and-wait strategy following a complete response to rectal cancer treatment, risks for local regrowth and distant metastases during the subsequent two... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Less Invasive Treatment Feasible for Early - Stage Rectal Cancer
High level of organ preservation, improved QoL seen with short - course radiotherapy followed by transanal endoscopic microsurgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Less Invasive Treatment Feasible for Early-Stage Rectal Cancer
TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 -- Short-course radiotherapy followed by transanal endoscopic microsurgery for early-stage rectal cancer (TREC) achieves a high level of organ preservation and improved quality of life, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rectal cancer patients who " watch and wait " may only need few years of stringent follow-up
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) The growing consensus among experts is that surgery should no longer be the only therapeutic option for rectal cancer. A non-invasive approach, the Watch-and-Wait protocol - which drastically reduces the toll on patients' quality of life - has increasingly shown promising results for the treatment of such tumours. A new study now explores the next logical step: should these patients be submitted for life or just for a certain time to the required stringent follow-up? (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New treatment could spare early-stage rectal cancer patients life-altering side effects
(Cancer Research UK) A new and less invasive treatment developed by Cancer Research UK researchers is safer than standard major surgery for early-stage rectal cancer, giving patients a better quality of life with fewer life-altering side effects, results from a pilot study show. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Innovative double-balloon catheter awarded Canadian patent
(Medical University of South Carolina) SealCath, LLC, a Medical University of South Carolina startup, was just awarded a Canadian patent for its novel double-balloon catheter that is intended to improve the early diagnosis of complications after colorectal surgery when used in radiology CAT Scan procedures. Procedures for which it can be used include colon cancer screening, rectal cancer screening and reduction of intussusception, a rare disorder in which a part of the intestine slides into another part. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

' Watch and Wait' Feasible for Some Rectal Cancer Patients
Title:'Watch and Wait'Feasible for Some Rectal Cancer PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

' Watch and Wait' Feasible for Some Rectal Cancer Patients
TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2020 -- A " watch-and-wait " (WW) strategy may be an option for carefully selected patients who achieve a complete response (CR) to neoadjuvant chemoradiation (nCRT) for rectal adenocarcinoma, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery May Not Be Needed With Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Surgery May Not Be Needed With Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
A short course of RT plus chemotherapy allows many rectal cancer patients to skip surgery altogether provided they achieve a clinical complete response to the initial regimen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Prelude highlights ASTRO data on breast cancer risk test
Molecular diagnostics developer Prelude presented data at the American Society...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iCAD showcases research, technology at ASTRO ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline Canon launches CT scanner with 90-cm bore at ASTRO 2020 Mevion touts Flash research at ASTRO 2020 RefleXion to present at ASTRO 2020 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Updated screening guidelines for colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer, cancer that arises from the skin that lines the inner surface of the colon and rectum, is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. But it is also one of the only cancers that can be prevented with screening. The number of people diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer has dropped [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Stereotactic body radiation eases spinal cancer pain
Stereotactic body radiation therapy is superior to conventional radiation therapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Single-session SBRT speeds treatment of lung metastases ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline ASTRO: SABR is effective for oligometastatic cancers PET/CT predicts success of rad therapy for spinal mets ASTRO updates guidelines on painful bone metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screening Should Begin Earlier, at Age 45, Panel Says
The draft recommendation acknowledges a trend of higher rates of colon and rectal cancer in generations born since 1950. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Colonoscopy American Cancer Society United States Preventive Services Task Force your-feed-healthcare Preventive Medicine Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Single-session SBRT speeds treatment of lung metastases
An ultrashort stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) method allowed safe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET with Axumin boosts prostate cancer outcomes ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline CMS to delay start of RO Model for radiation therapy ASTRO: SABR is effective for oligometastatic cancers ASTRO publishes new guideline for SBRT in lung cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET with Axumin boosts prostate cancer outcomes
Patients with recurrent prostate cancer had better outcomes when PET with the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline Proton therapy cuts radiation-induced heart disease risk Blue Earth highlights talks at ASTRO 2020 PET and prejudice: Insurance firms' misconceptions PSMA-PET/CT most effective for recurrent prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO Issues Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- In a clinical practice guideline issued by the American Society for Radiation Oncology, published online Oct. 20 in Practical Radiation Oncology, recommendations are presented for the use of radiotherapy (RT) for rectal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some rectal cancer patients can safely avoid an aggressive operation
(American College of Surgeons) A nonsurgical treatment option for rectal cancer that preserves quality of life is safe for carefully selected patients, according to a new study comparing it with the standard operation. The study results appear online as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website in advance of print publication and were presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released a new guideline...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS to delay start of RO Model for radiation therapy ASTRO critiques eviCore's benefits management policy New officers elected to ASTRO board ASTRO releases first cervical cancer guidelines ASTRO switches to online annual meeting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO issues clinical guideline on radiation therapy for rectal cancer
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides guidance for physicians who use radiation therapy to treat patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. Recommendations outline indications and best practices for pelvic radiation treatments, as well as the integration of radiation with chemotherapy and surgery for stage II-III disease. The guideline, which replaces ASTRO's 2016 guidance for rectal cancer, is published in Practical Radiation Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vascular Invasion, Tumor Deposits More Prognostic Than TNM for Rectal Cancer Vascular Invasion, Tumor Deposits More Prognostic Than TNM for Rectal Cancer
In patients with rectal cancer, MRI assessment of non-nodal tumor nodules and extramural venous invasion are more accurate prognosticators than tumor size and lymph node metastases, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Robot and 14 surgeons work on a single cancer patient
The astonishing procedure, involving 14 surgeons, was carried out in Norfolk in July on a married father-of-one with advanced rectal cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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The American Cancer Society's newly updated guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening recommend that adults at average risk get screened starting at age 45 instead of 50, as previously advised. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer cases are going up among people younger than 50, researchers say
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults -- with half of all new diagnoses in people age 66 and younger. And cases among those under 50 have been increasing since the 1990s. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer cases are going up among people younger than age 50, researchers say
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults -- with half of all new diagnoses in people age 66 and younger. And cases among those under 50 have been increasing since the 1990s. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Best Restricted to High-Risk Rectal Cancer Patients Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Best Restricted to High-Risk Rectal Cancer Patients
Because neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer carries a high risk of adverse effects, careful selection is needed to avoid possibly harmful treatment, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Young-Onset Rectal Cancers on the Rise in US Young-Onset Rectal Cancers on the Rise in US
The incidence of regional and distal rectal cancer among people under 45 is on the rise in the US, a new analysis confirms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

School HPV vaccine policies could result in higher vaccination rates, reduction in cancers
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study has found that in 2 of 3 states and jurisdictions with policies that require students entering school to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, vaccination rates among 13-to-17-year-olds were significantly higher than in surrounding states without such policies.In Rhode Island, the vaccination rate among adolescents was 91%, compared with an average of 78% in neighboring non-policy states. In the District of Columbia, the rate was 89%, compared with 72% for nearby non-policy states. Virginia, which is in the same region as the district, was the one state with a vaccination policy that showed no ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Treating Rectal Cancer in the COVID-19 Era: Expert Guidance
An international expert panel has offered new recommendations for treating rectal cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic, which they drew up in 20 days. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Issue Recommendations for Patients with Rectal Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Leading cancer experts from across Europe issued an international expert consensus statement regarding radiotherapy treatment options for patients with rectal cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Treating Rectal Cancer in the COVID-19 Era: Expert Guidance Treating Rectal Cancer in the COVID-19 Era: Expert Guidance
An international expert panel has offered new recommendations for treating rectal cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic, which they drew up in 20 days.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New drug combination passes safety test in pancreatic cancer
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown a novel peptide antagonist, given in combination with a PD-1 inhibitor, to be safe and well-tolerated in patients with advanced, refractory pancreatic and rectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Half of new colorectal cancer diagnoses are now in people 66 and younger, report finds
The median age at which people are diagnosed with colon and rectal cancer has dropped to 66, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer incidence among adults younger than 50 has been increasing since the mid-1990s. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of new colon and rectal cancer diagnoses are now in people age 66 and younger, report finds
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organ-Preserving Local Excision Feasible for Certain Small Rectal Cancers Organ-Preserving Local Excision Feasible for Certain Small Rectal Cancers
Organ-preserving local excision is feasible for selected patients with small rectal cancers that show a good clinical response after chemotherapy, according to five-year results from a clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Watch & Wait' in Rectal Cancer Doesn't Compromise Outcomes'Watch & Wait' in Rectal Cancer Doesn't Compromise Outcomes
Another study adds support for taking a watch-and-wait (W&W) approach for patients with low rectal tumors instead of recommending immediate surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Do Your Devices Meet Physicians ’ Needs?
You’ve invested a lot of time ensuring your medical device meets user needs, but could those needs have changed? As healthcare evolves thanks to robotics, value-based care, the rise of ambulatory surgery centers, remote procedures, and more, the needs of surgeons and other physicians and healthcare practitioners are evolving, too. Physicians will come together at the upcoming MD&M West 2020 conference to discuss what is missing in the world of medtech in the panel discussion, Tech Talk Panel: Physician's Perspectives: Unmet Needs, Design, & New Technologies in Medtech. Participating on the panel w...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

'Watch-and-Wait' strategy could safely replace surgery in more than 20% of rectal cancers
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) This therapeutic approach is still far from being mainstream practice. But according to the latest research, it could actually prevent hundreds of thousands of invasive surgeries worldwide every year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studies Support Use of the Accuray TomoTherapy(R) System for Advanced Rectal Cancer to Improve Treatment Efficacy and Reduce Side Effects
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced today that two new studies demonstrate the benefits of the TomoTherapy® System in the treatment of advanced rectal cancer. Radio... Devices, Oncology Accuray, radiotherapy, TomoTherapy, Radixact, rectal cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Steep Increase Seen in Incidence of CRC From Age 49 to 50 Years
Increases seen across the U.S., in men and women, in whites and blacks, for colon and rectal cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Strong Support Network Is Key to Women's Cancer Recovery: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Older women with colon or rectal cancer are more likely to die early if they lack support from family, friends or others, a new study finds. For the study, researchers looked at more than 1,400 postmenopausal women with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news