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 15, 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 3, 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

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

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