Items Tagged ‘Rectal Cancer’

April 10, 2018

Managing Side Effects From EGFR Inhibitors

By Anonymous User Anonymous User (@anonymous_user_10987)

CancerConnect News: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) inhibitor drugs are a type of precision cancer medicine commonly used to treat lung, colon, head and neck and other cancers that over express the EGFR.  There are several EGFR inhibitor drugs and these cause similar side effects. The EGFR pathway is a normal biologic pathway found in […]

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Tags: cetuximab, Colon Cancer, diarrhea, EGFR inhibitors, erbitux, Erlotinib, Gefitinib, Head and Neck Cancer, iressa, Lung Cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other


March 29, 2018

Larotrectinib Demonstrates 76 Percent Response Rate in TRK Fusion Cancers Including Colo-rectal Cancer

By cancerconnect cancerconnect (@cancerconnect)

CancerConnect News: Clinical data from three ongoing larotrectinib (LOXO-101) clinical trials in patients whose tumors harbor tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK) fusions demonstrating a 76 percent confirmed objective response rate (ORR) across tumor types, were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine after an initial summary presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Rectal Cancer


November 3, 2017

Living with a Colostomy

By cancerconnect cancerconnect (@cancerconnect)

Approximately 10-15% of patients with colorectal cancer require a colostomy. Colostomy refers to a surgical procedure where a portion of the large intestine is brought through the abdominal wall to carry stool out of the body. During a colostomy, a surgeon will create an opening between the intestine and the abdominal wall. This opening is […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News Tips and Features, Rectal Cancer


October 16, 2017

Targeting both BRAF and EGFR doubles progression-free survival in metastatic colorectal cancer

By Anonymous User Anonymous User (@anonymous_user_10987)

Recent successes in genetically targeted precision cancer medicines are improving outcomes in a number of cancers.  Ensuring patients undergo genomic sequencing to determine if they have treatable targets is increasingly important to ensure patients receive the most appropriate personalized care. Precision cancer medicine utilizes molecular diagnostic testing, including DNA sequencing, to identify cancer-driving abnormalities in […]

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Tags: BRAF, Colon Cancer, erbitux, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Precision Cancer Medicine, Rectal Cancer, V600E, vemurafenib, Zelboraf


September 18, 2017

NSAIDs Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer

By Anonymous User Anonymous User (@anonymous_user_10987)

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are medicines that are used for the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal illnesses including spinal disorders, osteoarthritis and inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. NSAIDs effectively relieve pain, inflammation, and fever.  A number of treatment guidelines for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic low back pain recommend the use of NSAIDs […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Rectal Cancer


May 9, 2017

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk

By cancerconnect cancerconnect (@cancerconnect)

Better screening and modern IBD treatments are improving the odds. By Sharon Reynolds A woman newly diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will likely go home and immediately type those words into a search engine. Along with information on its causes and treatment, she may encounter what seems like a frightening fact: that the disease […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, irritable bowel disease, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Rectal Cancer


March 6, 2017

Proton Beam Therapy may Improve Outcomes for Rectal Cancer

By Anonymous User Anonymous User (@anonymous_user_10987)

Currently a standard treatment for several gastrointestinal cancers (GI) combines the use of chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgical resection. Radiation may be part of the treatment strategy for select cancers of the esophagus, anus, rectum, pancreatic, or small intestine. This treatment approach is often associated with improved outcomes but the radiation may also cause […]

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Tags: News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, proton beam therapy, Rectal Cancer


March 2, 2017

Cancers Caught During Screening Colonoscopy are More Survivable

By Anonymous User Anonymous User (@anonymous_user_10987)

Patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the test. The study, “Survival in patients with colorectal cancer diagnosed by screening colonoscopy,” looked at 312 patients in 10 gastroenterology practices in Germany, all aged 55 or older, […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Rectal Cancer, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer