MRI Identifies Rectal-Cancer Patients Suitable for Primary Surgery MRI Identifies Rectal-Cancer Patients Suitable for Primary Surgery
MRI criteria can be used to identify"good prognosis" rectal-cancer patients for primary surgery (without chemoradiotherapy first), according to results from the QuickSilver clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

UCLA researchers study cost-effectiveness of rectal cancer treatments
Costs are on the rise for many kinds of medical treatments. UCLA researchers are looking for cost-effective ways to treat people who have locally advanced rectal cancer, a cancer located in the end section of the large intestine.“There is a pressing need for cost-effectiveness studies within the field of radiation oncology,” said Dr. Ann Raldow, the study’s first author and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. “As our treatments become more technical and expensive, it is our responsibility to pr ove that these treatments lead to benefits that warrant the increased cost and that ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Complications After Colectomy: Does Procedure Type Matter? Complications After Colectomy: Does Procedure Type Matter?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing hernia and bowel obstruction rates of laparoscopic versus open surgery for rectal cancer.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Triple drug treatment beats bowel cancer resistance
And researchers say combination therapy could also attack other cancers Related items fromOnMedica Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective Cetuximab with chemo shrinks more secondaries Benefits of aspirin to treat bowel cancer Surgery after radiation therapy effective for rectal cancer Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

URMC Recognized by American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer
URMC is only the sixth institution in the country and the only one in New York and the Northeast to receive this accreditation so far. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Solving the 'Catch 22' of rectal cancer
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) When rectal cancer infiltrates lymph nodes, patients may have better clinical outcome if chemo/radiotherapy are administered before surgery. However, the lymph nodes' status can only be precisely assessed upon removal during this same surgery. To find a way out of this 'Catch,' a multidisciplinary team, developed an MRI methodology, called SPI, that identifies infiltrated lymph nodes. SPI can help define treatment strategy for rectal cancer patients and may have future implications for other malignancies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New center addresses alarming increase in colorectal cancer rates among young adults
The Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center is among the first centers in the country dedicated to treating colon and rectal cancer patients under age 50 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 5, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Outcomes Following Pelvic Exenteration for Rectal Cancer Outcomes Following Pelvic Exenteration for Rectal Cancer
Data from an international collaboration provides insight into the outcomes and prognosis of patients who have undergone pelvic exenteration for rectal cancer.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

What is PET/MRI's value for cardiac sarcoidosis?
Much has been researched and written about the promise of PET/MRI. While the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/MRI benefits prostate cancer patients TOF PET/MRI makes dose reduction viable for breast cancer How effective is PET/MRI for rectal cancer? PET/MRI with ferumoxytol MR contrast performs well for pediatric patients Cardiac FDG-PET/MRI's role in Anderson-Fabry disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New insight into cell receptors opens the way for tailored cancer drugs
New research on how cancer mutations influence a certain type of receptor on the cell membrane opens the way for the development of tailored drugs for certain cancers, such as rectal cancer and lung cancer. This according to researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, who have been collaborating with researchers in the UK and USA. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

New insight into cell receptors opens the way for tailored cancer drugs
(Karolinska Institutet) New research on how cancer mutations influence a certain type of receptor on the cell membrane opens the way for the development of tailored drugs for certain cancers, such as rectal cancer and lung cancer. This according to researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, who have been collaborating with researchers in the UK and USA. The results of their work, which concerns a group of G protein-coupled receptors called Class Frizzled (Class F), are published in the journal Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More Proof That Less Chemo Is Best in the Elderly More Proof That Less Chemo Is Best in the Elderly
Dr Kerr reviews a study looking at how age affects response to chemotherapy in rectal cancer.'It's something of a mystery,'he says.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Routine Diversion After Sphincter-Sparing Rectal Surgery Tied to Poorer Outcomes Routine Diversion After Sphincter-Sparing Rectal Surgery Tied to Poorer Outcomes
Routine diversion after sphincter-sparing rectal cancer resection does not reduce anastomotic leaks and is associated with more reinterventions, readmissions, and higher costs, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Watch-and-Wait for Rectal Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes excellent, but more data needed on patient selection (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Watch and Wait in Rectal Cancer: Worse Survival for Some Watch and Wait in Rectal Cancer: Worse Survival for Some
A watch-and-wait strategy was associated with improved rectal preservation but poorer survival in patients who achieved a complete response following neoadjuvant therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Global colorectal cancer mortality rates predicted to rise
(Wiley) In the first effort to predict the future burden of colorectal cancer mortality globally, researchers note that colon and rectal cancer mortality rates are projected to decrease in most countries apart from some Latin American and Caribbean countries, but increases are predicted for several countries from Europe, North America and Oceania. The findings are published in the International Journal of Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advanced MRI better option for brain tumor recurrence
Is PET or MRI better for detecting tumor recurrence in patients with brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DWI-MRI may be best for indeterminate lung nodules How effective is PET/MRI for rectal cancer? MRI shows promise for lung cancer screening Can whole-body MRI be used in oncologic staging? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

TOF PET/MRI makes dose reduction viable for breast cancer
Can clinicians use as little as 10% of the conventional FDG dose and still...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How effective is PET/MRI for rectal cancer? PET/MRI motion correction gives readers more confidence Time-of-flight PET can reduce radiation dose in pediatrics TOF PET improves cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Longer PET Acquisition Time Increases FDG-Avid Lymph Node Detection in Rectal Cancer
The procedure also upstaged several subjects. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - November 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Diagnostic Imaging Staff Tags: PET/MR Source Type: news

Increasing Tumor Stage Predicts Local Regrowth of Rectal Cancer During Watch-and-Wait Management Increasing Tumor Stage Predicts Local Regrowth of Rectal Cancer During Watch-and-Wait Management
Increasing tumor stage is associated with greater risk of rectal-cancer local regrowth in patients with a clinical complete response following chemoradiotherapy who are managed by watch-and-wait, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Who Stole the Giant Inflatable Colon?
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is asking for the public's help to crack the case of a stolen colon. Well, a stolen inflatable colon, that is.  The 150-pound, 10-foot-long inflatable colon was taken from the back of a pickup truck last week and is worth $4,000. Naturally, the missing colon has been the butt of many jokes, and #StolenColon has been trending on Twitter, but to the staff at the Cancer Center, the theft is no laughing matter. The inflatable colon is used to help teach people about colon cancer. The organization ships the colon to run/walk events across the Midwest for...
Source: MDDI - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Four armed robot carries out major surgery in Britain for the first time
Dean Walter, 41, a rectal cancer sufferer, had a full pelvic extraction in which his bladder, prostate, rectum and lower colon were removed through a cut in his abdomen only 2in wide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 colon or rectal cancer cases in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

GI/Colorectal Cancer | Medscape GI/Colorectal Cancer | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines for colorectal cancer, colon cancer, and rectal cancer. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how well does a risk calculator predict emergency surgery outcomes? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Score as Surrogate for DFS in Rectal Cancer Neoadjuvant Score as Surrogate for DFS in Rectal Cancer
A score incorporating categories for disease-free survival can help clinicians make faster decisions about treatment for rectal cancer.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does Guideline-Driven Care Confer Benefit in Younger Rectal Cancer Patients?
The survival advantages associated with NCCN guideline –driven care were not realized in younger patients with stage II and stage III rectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

MRI finds key indicators of rectal cancer prognosis
Two key characteristics on MRI scans of rectal cancer patients can help predict...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely ASTRO releases updated rectal cancer treatment guide Radiation plus surgery boosts rectal cancer survival PET/CT predicts response to endorectal radiotherapy SNM: PET/CT predicts colorectal cancer outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nitrate in drinking water increases the risk of colorectal cancer, according to study
(Natural News) Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have linked increased levels of nitrate found in drinking water to the risk of developing colon and rectal cancer. The results of the study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, also revealed that the risk factors for developing the conditions occur at concentrations far below the current drinking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arizona Team IDs Attributes of Younger Rectal Cancer Patients
The most common presentation among the younger patients was bleeding, and they were more likely have a family history of rectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Nitrate in drinking water increases risk of colorectal cancer, according to study
(Natural News) Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have linked increased levels of nitrate found in drinking water to the risk of developing colon and rectal cancer. The results of the study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, also revealed that the risk factors for developing the conditions occur at concentrations far below the current drinking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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