Rectal Cancer


Managing Side Effects From EGFR Inhibitors (04-10-2018)

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... Continue Reading

Targeting both BRAF and EGFR doubles progression-free survival in metastatic colorectal cancer (10-16-2017)

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... Continue Reading

NSAIDs Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer (09-18-2017)

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... Continue Reading

Delay in Chemotherapy Increases Risk of Death in Colorectal Cancer (04-29-2011)

When chemotherapy for colorectal cancer is delayed by more than four weeks following surgery, patients face an increased risk of death. These findings were recently reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual Gastrointestinal Cancers... Continue Reading

Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 Not Shown to Protect Against Cancer in Women (11-5-2008)

Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 Not Shown to Protect Against Cancer in Women Supplementation with folic acid, B6, and B12 for more than seven years neither reduced nor increased the risk of breast cancer or other invasive cancer among women. These results... Continue Reading

United States Preventive Task Force Provides Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening (10-10-2008)

United States Preventive Task Force Provides Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening?? The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently issued recommendations for the screening of colorectal cancer. These recommendations... Continue Reading