' 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

Earlier screening for colon cancer may catch cases earlier
An analysis of colon and rectal cancer rates among adults in the United States found that there is a 46 percent increase in new diagnoses of the disease from ages 49 to 50, an indication that many cases are un-diagnosed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less chemotherapy may have more benefit in rectal cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) GI Cancers Symposium: Colorado study of 48 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy, found that patients receiving lower-than-recommended doses in fact saw their tumors shrink more than patients receiving the full dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Circulating Tumor DNA May Identify Disease Progression in Patients with Rectal Cancer
Researchers assessed whether ctDNA could accurately differentiate metastases during the neoadjuvant period after surgery to guide therapy adaptation. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

National Bowel Cancer Audit Annual Report 2019
This tenth report of the audit includes data on over 30,000 patients diagnosed with bowel cancer between 01 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. For the first time, indicators of return to theatre and robotic surgery are reported and the measure of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer is reported at trust/hospital level in England. The report discusses several key findings for care pathways, surgical care, survival, rectal cancer and National Cancer Registry data. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer risk may increase after bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery may increase risk for colon cancer and rectal cancer after a long follow-up period, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Raise Risk for Colon Cancer Years Later
Risk increased for colon cancer 10 to 14 years after surgery; no increase in risk found for rectal cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical groups differ on when to start colon and rectal cancer screening. Here's why
Conflicting recommendations on when and how average-risk adults should get screened for colon and rectal cancer could leave you confused. Now a new guidance statement from the American College of Physicians or ACP aims to help make sense of that discord. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Polymorphism and DFS in Rectal Cancer Patients on 5-FU Gene Polymorphism and DFS in Rectal Cancer Patients on 5-FU
Can determination of thymidylate synthase gene polymorphisms be used to personalize therapy in patients requiring 5-FU?Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

UK cancer survival rates are too low – our priorities are all wrong | Mark Dayan
Short-termism has hampered investment in equipment and staffing that could help the NHS keep people alive• Mark Dayan is a policy analyst at the Nuffield TrustCancer survival rates in the UK have long lagged behind those in other countries of comparable wealth and income levels. And an international study published this week shows that while the UK is making rapid progress, there ’s still abig gap in the survival rates cancer patients can expect in Britain compared with countries such asAustralia, Canada and Norway.The good news is that the outlook for patients suffering from major forms of cancer has got much b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mark Dayan Tags: Cancer Society NHS UK news Health Medical research Science Doctors Source Type: news

Antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk
New research suggests that just a single course of antibiotics may increase risk for colon cancer, but not rectal cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Antibiotic Use Linked to Risk for Colorectal Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Oral antibiotic use is associated with an increased risk for colon cancer and a reduced risk for rectal cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in Gut. Jiajia Zhang, M.D., M.P.H., from the Bloomberg-Kimmel... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link
A study looking at antibiotics and bowel cancer concludes that the drugs might increase the risk of colon cancer, but lower the risk of rectal cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Some antibiotics linked to a higher risk of colon cancer,
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University found that people who developed bowel cancer were more likely to have taken penicillin. But tetracyclines may have protective effects for rectal cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk
But lower rectal cancer risk, suggesting differences in microbiome activity along the length of the bowel, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Cetuximab with chemo shrinks more secondaries Statins might not cut colorectal cancer risk after all Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Bowel cancer screening tests exceed target set in Scotland FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Skipping Surgery in Rectal Cancer: Better or Worse? Skipping Surgery in Rectal Cancer: Better or Worse?
' Unreliable'assessment of complete clinical response after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer means a watch-and-wait strategy should be followed with caution, suggest results of an expert debate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

MRI Helps Decisions on Lateral Nodal Disease in Rectal Cancer MRI Helps Decisions on Lateral Nodal Disease in Rectal Cancer
Primary and restaging MRI can help define the risk of lateral local recurrence - and the need for lateral lymph node dissection (LLND) - in patients with low rectal cancer after chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy, according to a multinational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

' Pick the Winner' Trial in Rectal Cancer: Chemoradiation First'Pick the Winner' Trial in Rectal Cancer: Chemoradiation First
A'pick the winner'trial found that chemoradiation followed by chemo wins in total neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NRG trial suggests total neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer is safe
(NRG Oncology) Results from the first experimental arm using veliparib as part of total neoadjuvant therapy (induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiotherapy and surgery; TNT) in patients with locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma on the NRG Oncology Phase II clinical trial NRG-GI002 were recently presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Colorectal cancer incidence on the rise among young adults in several high-income countries
(The Lancet) The incidence of colon and rectal cancer in adults younger than 50 years has increased substantially over the latest available 10-year period in several high-income countries, going against a decline or stabilisation trend in the incidence of colorectal cancers within the overall populations of high-income countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Watch and Wait in Rectal Cancer: Who's In and Who's Out? Watch and Wait in Rectal Cancer: Who's In and Who's Out?
The standard surgical approach for low-lying rectal cancer can result in significant morbidity. Is a non-surgical approach potentially effective?Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nonoperative Management May Be Possible for Select Patients With Rectal Cancer
Researchers evaluated a “watch and wait” strategy that includes chemotherapy and radiation, but not surgery, in carefully selected patients with rectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Kenya: Shortage of Critical Waste Bags Worsens Agony of Patients
[Nation] Peter was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2016 and went through chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The disease recurred in 2017 and he had to have his rectum removed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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