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3 papers 100 to 500 followers Colorectal Cancer
By Sebastian Sole Medical Director of Oncology Clinic
D Papamichael, R A Audisio, B Glimelius, A de Gramont, R Glynne-Jones, D Haller, C-H Köhne, S Rostoft, V Lemmens, E Mitry, H Rutten, D Sargent, J Sastre, M Seymour, N Starling, E Van Cutsem, M Aapro
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Europe and worldwide, with the peak incidence in patients >70 years of age. However, as the treatment algorithms for the treatment of patients with CRC become ever more complex, it is clear that a significant percentage of older CRC patients (>70 years) are being less than optimally treated. This document provides a summary of an International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) task force meeting convened in Paris in 2013 to update the existing expert recommendations for the treatment of older (geriatric) CRC patients published in 2009 and includes overviews of the recent data on epidemiology, geriatric assessment as it relates to surgery and oncology, and the ability of older CRC patients to tolerate surgery, adjuvant chemotherapy, treatment of their metastatic disease including palliative chemotherapy with and without the use of the biologics, and finally the use of adjuvant and palliative radiotherapy in the treatment of older rectal cancer patients...
March 2015: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Norio Saito, Masaaki Ito, Akihiro Kobayashi, Yusuke Nishizawa, Motohiro Kojima, Yuji Nishizawa, Masanori Sugito
BACKGROUND: As an anus-preserving surgery for very low rectal cancer, intersphincteric resection (ISR), has advanced markedly over the last 20 years. We investigated long-term oncologic, functional, and quality of life (QOL) outcomes after ISR with or without partial external sphincter resection (PESR). METHODS: A series of 199 patients underwent curative ISR with or without PESR between 2000 and 2008, with 49 receiving preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT group) and 150 undergoing surgery first (surgery group)...
October 2014: Annals of Surgical Oncology
John N Primrose, Rafael Perera, Alastair Gray, Peter Rose, Alice Fuller, Andrea Corkhill, Steve George, David Mant
IMPORTANCE: Intensive follow-up after surgery for colorectal cancer is common practice but is based on limited evidence. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of scheduled blood measurement of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and computed tomography (CT) as follow-up to detect recurrent colorectal cancer treatable with curative intent. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Randomized clinical trial in 39 National Health Service hospitals in the United Kingdom; 1202 eligible participants were recruited between January 2003 and August 2009 who had undergone curative surgery for primary colorectal cancer, including adjuvant treatment if indicated, with no evidence of residual disease on investigation...
January 15, 2014: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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