A pooled analysis investigated the prognostic role of DNA mismatch repair status in patients with stage III colon cancer treated with a standard adjuvant chemotherapy regimen. READ MORE

Conferences

A novel scoring system may identify elderly patients with advanced gastric cancer who may not benefit from chemotherapy.

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A pilot program for Direct Access Colonoscopy Screening increased overall screening rates for colorectal cancer by nearly 100%.

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The cost of colon cancer care rose during the period from 2003 to 2013, despite decreases in overall hospitalizations and lengths of stay.

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News

A pooled analysis investigated the prognostic role of DNA mismatch repair status in patients with stage III colon cancer treated with a standard adjuvant chemotherapy regimen.

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Recent research has uncovered an association between tumor origin and mortality among patients receiving systemic chemotherapy plus biologic therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Sequencing cell-free DNA may be able to provide baseline information on actionable mutations and improve the quality of care in colorectal cancer.

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A re-analysis of 2016 data from the USPSTF on colorectal cancer screening indicates that flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces the risk of death.

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Research in Review

A recent study combined and analyzed data from three trials regarding the use of first-line chemotherapy plus selective internal radiotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer and liver metastases.

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A majority of older patients with stage II or III rectal adenocarcinoma do not receive standard-of-care treatment.

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A recent study compared the effects of first-line chemotherapy with two different drugs in patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer.

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