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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903247/preoperative-conventional-chemoradiotherapy-versus-short-course-radiotherapy-with-delayed-surgery-for-rectal-cancer-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tadas Latkauskas, Henrikas Pauzas, Laura Kairevice, Aleksandras Petrauskas, Zilvinas Saladzinskas, Rasa Janciauskiene, Jurate Gudaityte, Paulius Lizdenis, Saulius Svagzdys, Algimantas Tamelis, Dainius Pavalkis
BACKGROUND: There still is no evidence which neoadjuvant therapy regimen for stage II-III rectal cancer is superior. The aim of this study was to compare results achieved after long-course chemoradiotherapy (CRT) with short-term radiotherapy (RT) followed by delayed surgery. METHODS: A randomized trial was carried out between 2007-2013. One hundred fifty patients diagnosed with stage II-III rectal cancer were randomized into one of two neoadjuvant treatment arms: conventional chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and short-term radiotherapy (RT) followed by surgery after 6-8 weeks...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881048/accuracy-of-pre-treatment-locoregional-rectal-cancer-staging-in-a-national-improvement-project
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Bart Op de Beeck, Peter Smeets, Freddy Penninckx, Piet Pattyn, Geert Silversmit, Elizabeth Van Eycken
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy, particularly the predictive value, of locoregional clinical rectal cancer staging (cTN) and its variability in a national improvement project. METHODS: cTN stages and the distance between tumour and mesorectal fascia (MRF) were compared with histopathological findings in 1168 patients who underwent radical resection without neoadjuvant treatment. Data were registered prospectively from 2006 to 2014. RESULTS: Agreement between clinical and histopathological TN stages was 50%, independent of tumour location...
November 24, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864695/adjuvant-chemotherapy-improves-overall-survival-of-rectal-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-regardless-of-pathologic-nodal-status
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Audrey S Kulaylat, Christopher S Hollenbeak, David B Stewart
BACKGROUND: After neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer, the interpretation of surgical pathology poses difficulties in deciding the need for adjuvant chemotherapy (AC). The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a survival benefit to providing AC in patients with node-negative disease on surgical pathology. METHODS: Patients with clinical stage II and III rectal adenocarcinoma who received neoadjuvant chemoradiation and definitive surgical resection from 2006 to 2012 were identified in the National Cancer Data Base...
November 18, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856366/advanced-stage-colorectal-cancer-in-persons-younger-than-50-years-not-associated-with-longer-duration-of-symptoms-or-time-to-diagnosis
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Frank W Chen, Vandana Sundaram, Thomas A Chew, Uri Ladabaum
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is increasing in the United States (US) among adults under the age of 50 years. Studies of young-onset CRC have focused on outcomes and treatment patterns. We examined patient presentation, provider evaluation, and time to diagnosis, which can affect stage and prognosis. METHODS: In a retrospective study, we collected data from patients with a diagnosis of colorectal adenocarcinoma, confirmed by pathologists, seen at the Stanford Cancer Institute from January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2014...
November 14, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849668/risk-of-acute-testicular-failure-after-preoperative-radiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Christian Buchli, Anna Martling, Massoud Al Abani, Jan-Erik Frödin, Matteo Bottai, Ingmar Lax, Stefan Arver, Torbjörn Holm
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the acute effect of preoperative RT for rectal cancer on endocrine testicular function. BACKGROUND: Preoperative radiotherapy (RT) enhances local control and cancer-specific survival in patients treated for rectal cancer. In case series, a negative acute effect on Leydig cell function has been reported. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 168 males with rectal or prostate cancer stage I-III...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830030/vnn1-overexpression-is-associated-with-poor-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-and-adverse-prognosis-in-patients-with-rectal-cancers
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Chi-Yung Chai, Yimin Zhang, Junlong Song, Shih-Chun Lin, Shengrong Sun, I-Wei Chang
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is prevalent worldwide and it is also the fourth most common cause of cancer mortality. For rectal cancer, neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) followed by radical proctectomy is gold standard treatment for patients with stage II/III rectal cancer. By data mining a public dataset of rectal cancer transcriptome (GSE35452) from Gene Expression Omnibus, National Center of Biotechnology Information (GEO, NCBI), we identified that VNN1 was the most significantly upregulated gene among those related to nitrogen compound metabolic process (GO:0006807)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826780/multicentre-propensity-score-matched-analysis-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-surgery-for-t4-rectal-cancer
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Nicola de'Angelis, Filippo Landi, Giulio Cesare Vitali, Riccardo Memeo, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Alejandro Solis, Michela Assalino, Francesc Vallribera, Henry Alexis Mercoli, Jacques Marescaux, Didier Mutter, Frédéric Ris, Eloy Espin, Francesco Brunetti
BACKGROUND: The use of laparoscopy for advanced-stage rectal cancer remains controversial. This study aimed to compare the operative and oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic (LAR) versus open anterior rectal resection (OAR) for patients with pT4 rectal cancer. METHODS: This is a multicenter propensity score matching (PSM) study of patients undergoing elective curative-intent LAR or OAR for pT4 rectal cancer (TNM stage II/III/IV) between 2005 and 2015. RESULTS: In total, 137 patients were included in the analysis...
November 8, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821321/unemployment-risk-at-2-and-4-years-following-colorectal-cancer-diagnosis-a-population-based-study
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Yakir Rottenberg, Navah Z Ratzon, Miri Cohen, Ayala Hubert, Beatrice Uziely, Angela G E M de Boer
BACKGROUND: About half of colorectal patients are diagnosed less than 65 years of age and they have a relatively high cure rate. However, little is known about their employment and related risk factors. The aim of the current study was to clarify the association between colorectal cancer (CRC) and subsequent risk of being unemployed. METHODS: A historical prospective cohort study included baseline socio-demographic measurements of age, sex, ethnicity, residential socio-economic position and education from the 1995 Israeli National Census, cancer incidence between 2000 and 2007 and employment data between 1998 and 2011...
November 4, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796635/clinically-node-negative-pathologically-node-positive-rectal-cancer-patients-who-did-not-receive-neoadjuvant-therapy
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Nouf Akeel, Nan Lan, Luca Stocchi, Meagan M Costedio, David W Dietz, Emre Gorgun, Matthew F Kalady, Georgios Karagkounis, Hermann Kessler, Feza H Remzi
PURPOSE: Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy is the preferred standard of care for clinical stages II-III rectal cancer. It is uncertain whether clinically node negative (cN-) tumors found to be pathologically stage III could be optimally treated with surgery alone and avoid adjuvant treatments. The aim of our study was to define the outcomes of such patients. METHODS: Patients undergoing radical surgery using total mesorectal excision (TME) techniques for rectal cancer (≤12 cm from the anal verge) with curative intent during 2000-2012 and found to have stage III disease on final pathology were identified from a prospectively maintained database...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785313/preoperative-chemoradiation-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-efficacy-and-safety
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Evangelia Peponi, Vlassios Skloupiotis, Dimitris Tsironis, Ifigenia Tasiou, Antonio Capizzello, Chris Tsironis, Konstantinos E Tsimoyiannis, Evita Pitouli, Evangelos Tsimoyiannis, Pericles Tsekeris
BACKGROUND: Preoperative chemoradiation (CRT) is considered the standard of care in the management of stage II/III rectal cancer. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the efficacy and safety of preoperative CRT in our patient cohort with locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Forty patients with cT3-4N0-2M0 adenocarcinoma of the lower (n = 26) and mid/upper (n = 14) rectum were enrolled in this study between 2001 and 2012. Radiotherapy (RT) was given to the pelvis...
December 2015: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780316/can-we-eliminate-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-favor-of-neoadjuvant-multiagent-chemotherapy-for-select-stage-ii-iii-rectal-adenocarcinomas-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Richard J Cassidy, Yuan Liu, Kirtesh Patel, Jim Zhong, Conor E Steuer, David A Kooby, Maria C Russell, Theresa W Gillespie, Jerome C Landry
BACKGROUND: Stage II and III rectal cancers have been effectively treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) followed by definitive resection. Advancements in surgical technique and systemic therapy have prompted investigation of neoadjuvant multiagent chemotherapy (NMAC) regimens with the elimination of radiation (RT). The objective of the current study was to investigate factors that predict for the use of NCRT versus NMAC and compare outcomes using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) for select stage II and III rectal cancers...
October 25, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774364/pancytopenia-and-severe-gastrointestinal-toxicities-associated-with-5-fluorouracil-in-a-patient-with-thymidylate-synthase-tyms-polymorphism
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Bo Wang, Shannon J Walsh, Muhammad W Saif
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is one of the most commonly used chemotherapeutic agents in solid tumors, including colon, gastric and breast cancers. The pharmacogenetic syndrome of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) deficiency leading to severe toxicity after administration of 5-flourouracil (5-FU) and capecitabine has been well-recognized. However, the data about the association of the target enzyme, thymidylate synthase (TYMS) with the toxicity of these agents is limited. A 50-year-old Caucasian woman with T2N2M0 Stage IIIB squamous cell rectal cancer after local surgical excision initiated 5-FU therapy with mitomycin-C and radiation therapy in the adjuvant setting...
September 21, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766558/racial-and-socioeconomic-treatment-disparities-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-stage-ii-iii-rectal-cancer
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David Y Lee, Annabelle Teng, Rose C Pedersen, Farees R Tavangari, Vikram Attaluri, Elisabeth C McLemore, Stacey L Stern, Anton J Bilchik, Melanie R Goldfarb
INTRODUCTION: Stage II-III rectal cancer requires multidisciplinary cancer care, and adolescents and young adults (AYA, ages 15-39 years) often do not receive optimal cancer therapy. METHODS: Overall, 3295 AYAs with clinical stage II-III rectal cancer were identified in the National Cancer Database. Factors associated with the receipt of adjuvant and surgical therapies, as well as overall survival (OS), were examined. RESULTS: The majority of patients were non-Hispanic White (72...
October 20, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762654/effect-of-increasing-radiation-dose-on-pathologic-complete-response-in-rectal-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy
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Matthew D Hall, Timothy E Schultheiss, David D Smith, Marwan G Fakih, Jeffrey Y C Wong, Yi-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) increases pathological complete response (pCR) rates compared to radiotherapy alone in patients with stage II-III rectal cancer. Limited evidence addresses whether radiotherapy dose escalation further improves pCR rates. Our purpose is to measure the effects of radiotherapy dose and other factors on post-therapy pathologic tumor (ypT) and nodal stage in rectal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant CRT followed by mesorectal excision...
October 20, 2016: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761141/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-related-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-patients
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Xingxing Chen, Ruifang Lin, Huifang Li, Meng Su, Wenyi Zhang, Xia Deng, Ping Zhang, Changlin Zou
Background. The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to pre-CRT in patients of stage II/III rectal cancer. Materials and Methods. Questionnaires regarding the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of pre-CRT were mailed to 145 rectal cancer patients in II/III stage between January 2012 and December 2014, and 111 agreed to participate and returned completed questionnaires to the researcher. Logistic regression model was used to compare sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, and attitude with practice, respectively...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738080/a-retrospective-comparison-of-outcome-and-toxicity-of-preoperative-image-guided-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-versus-conventional-pelvic-radiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-carcinoma
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Chun-Ming Huang, Ming-Yii Huang, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Ching-Wen Huang, Cheng-Jen Ma, Chih-Hung Lin, Chih-Jen Huang, Jaw-Yuan Wang
The aim of the study was to compare clinical outcomes and toxicity between 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT) administered through helical tomotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) patients receiving preoperative chemoradiotherapy. We reviewed 144 patients with Stage II-III rectal cancer receiving preoperative fluoropyrimidine-based chemoradiotherapy followed by radical resection. Tumor responses following chemoradiotherapy were evaluated using the Dworak tumor regression grade (TRG)...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733117/quality-of-life-of-early-stage-colorectal-cancer-patients-in-morocco
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Hind Mrabti, Mounia Amziren, Ibrahim ElGhissassi, Youssef Bensouda, Narjiss Berrada, Halima Abahssain, Saber Boutayeb, Samira El Fakir, Chakib Nejjari, Abdellatif Benider, Nawfel Mellas, Omar El Mesbahi, Maria Bennani, Rachid Bekkali, Ahmed Zidouh, Hassan Errihani
BACKGROUND: A multicentre cohort study was held in Morocco, designed to evaluate the quality of life of cancer patients. The aim of this paper is to report the assessment of the quality of life of early colorectal cancer patients, before and after cancer treatment, to identify other factors which are related to this quality of life. METHODS: We used the third version of the QLQ-C30 questionnaire of the European organization for Research and treatment of Cancer (EORTC) after a transcultural validation...
October 12, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732105/lymphovascular-and-perineural-invasion-in-stage-ii-rectal-cancer-a-report-from-the-swedish-colorectal-cancer-registry
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Maziar Nikberg, Abbas Chabok, Henry Letocha, Csaba Kindler, Bengt Glimelius, Kenneth Smedh
BACKGROUND: Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II and III rectal cancer patients is a matter of discussion. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic value of lymphovascular (LVI) and perineural (PNI) invasion in stage II rectal cancer on a national level. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinico-pathological factors associated with disease-free survival (DFS) and time to recurrence in stage II rectal cancer patients were analyzed from patient data registered in the Swedish Colorectal Cancer Registry between 2006 and 2012...
October 12, 2016: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727065/acute-toxicity-and-tumor-response-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-after-preoperative-chemoradiation-therapy-with-shortening-of-the-overall-treatment-time-using-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-with-simultaneous-integrated-boost-a-phase-2-trial
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Jasna But-Hadzic, Franc Anderluh, Erik Brecelj, Ibrahim Edhemovic, Ajra Secerov-Ermenc, Rihard Hudej, Ana Jeromen, Miran Kozelj, Bojan Krebs, Irena Oblak, Mirko Omejc, Andrej Vogrin, Vaneja Velenik
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This phase 2 study investigated the efficacy and safety of preoperative intensity modulated radiation therapy with a simultaneous integrated boost (IMRT-SIB) without dose escalation, concomitant with standard capecitabine chemotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between January 2014 and March 2015, 51 patients with operable stage II-III rectal adenocarcinoma received preoperative IMRT with pelvic dose of 41.8 Gy and simultaneously delivered 46...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720702/preoperative-short-course-radiation-therapy-for-rectal-cancer-provides-excellent-disease-control-and-toxicity-results-from-a-single-us-institution
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Amit Roy, Pawinee Mahasittiwat, Ashley A Weiner, Steven R Hunt, Matthew G Mutch, Elisa H Birnbaum, Ira J Kodner, Thomas E Read, James W Fleshman, Jeffrey R Olsen, Robert J Myerson, Parag J Parikh
PURPOSE: Preoperative short-course radiation therapy (SCRT) has rarely been used for rectal cancer in the United States, although 2 randomized phase 3 trials demonstrate equivalence to conventional chemoradiation (CRT), and recent updates to national guidelines include this regimen as a treatment option. We sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of preoperative SCRT followed by immediate surgery within 1 week to treat rectal cancer in the US setting. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All patients treated with preoperative SCRT (4 Gy × 5 fractions for total 20 Gy) followed by planned surgery within 1 week at our institution were retrospectively evaluated...
August 31, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
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