Stages I-III Rectal Cancer

Most Survivors of Lung and Colorectal Cancer Keep Their Jobs (04-15-2010)

Among people diagnosed with nonmetastatic lung or colorectal cancer, the majority return to work, according to a study recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Those who do leave the workforce tend to have worse prognoses and lower socioeconomic... Continue Reading

Physical Activity Improves Survival of Men with Localized Colorectal Cancer (12-23-2009)

Men who report the most physical activity after a diagnosis of non-metastatic colorectal cancer have a lower risk of death than men who report the least activity. These results were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. There are over 10 million... Continue Reading

Home Care Nursing Improves Symptom Management (12-4-2009)

Among breast and colorectal cancer patients treated with the oral chemotherapy drug Xeloda® (capecitabine), symptom management was better among patients who received home care nursing than among patients who received standard care. These results were... Continue Reading

Aspirin May Improve Survival in Colon Cancer (08-17-2009)

Regular aspirin use after a colorectal cancer diagnosis may reduce the risk of dying from the disease, especially among tumors that overexpress the COX-2 enzyme, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.[1] Previous... Continue Reading

Diet and Exercise Intervention Produces Results in Long-term Survivors (07-15-2009)

Long-term survivors of breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer who participated in a year-long home-based diet and exercise intervention reported a smaller decline in physical function compared with their counterparts who did not participate in the program,... Continue Reading

Elderly Rectal Cancer Patients May Benefit from Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation (03-8-2009)

Elderly Rectal Cancer Patients May Benefit from Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation Elderly patients diagnosed with rectal cancer may benefit from combined treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. These results were recently published in the journal... Continue Reading

A-Type Lamins Associated with Aggressive Colorectal Cancer (03-8-2009)

A-Type Lamins Associated with Aggressive Colorectal Cancer Proteins called A-type lamins appear to indicate the presence of aggressive disease in patients with colorectal cancer. A-type lamins may also play a role in determining treatment options among... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy for Stage II Colorectal Cancer Improves Survival (03-8-2009)

Chemotherapy for Stage II Colorectal Cancer Improves Survival According to results recently published in Lancet Oncology, chemotherapy for Stage II colorectal cancer appears to provide a modest improvement in survival. Colorectal cancer remains the second... Continue Reading

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (03-8-2009)

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month As the month of March brings colon cancer into focus, it’s a great time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment... Continue Reading

Test May Help Predict Recurrence Risk in Early Colorectal Cancer (03-8-2009)

Test May Help Predict Recurrence Risk in Early Colorectal Cancer Testing lymph nodes for the presence of a protein known as guanylyl cyclase 2C (GUCY2C) may help predict risk of recurrence among colorectal cancer patients with no apparent lymph node metastases.... Continue Reading

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