Rectal Cancer

Common Name(s)

Rectal Cancer, Cancer, Rectal, Rectal neoplasm

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Rectal Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Colon Cancer Alliance

Our mission is to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. We are doing this by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality patient support services.

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Rectal Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

http://www.jewishgenetics.org

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Colon Cancer Alliance

Our mission is to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. We are doing this by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality patient support services.

http://www.ccalliance.org

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

http://stupidcancer.org

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Rectal Cancer" returned 1521 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sparing Sphincters and Laparoscopic Resection Improve Survival by Optimizing the Circumferential Resection Margin in Rectal Cancer Patients.
 

Author(s): Metin Keskin, Adem Bayraktar, Emre Sivirikoz, Gülcin Yegen, Bora Karip, Esra Saglam, Mehmet Türker Bulut, Emre Balik

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(5):e2669.

 

The goal of rectal cancer treatment is to minimize the local recurrence rate and extend the disease-free survival period and survival. For this aim, obtainment of negative circumferential radial margin (CRM) plays an important role. This study evaluated predictive factors for positive ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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Mismatch Repair Gene Expression as a Predictor of Tumor Responses in Patients With Rectal Cancer Treated With Preoperative Chemoradiation.
 

Author(s): Jung Wook Huh, Hee Cheol Kim, Seok Hyung Kim, Yoon Ah Park, Yong Beom Cho, Seong Hyeon Yun, Woo Yong Lee, Hee Chul Park, Doo Ho Choi, Joon Oh Park, Young Suk Park, Ho-Kyung Chun

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jan;95(3):e2582.

 

This study evaluated the predictive and prognostic value of expression of mismatch repair (MMR) protein, including MLH1, MSH2, and MSH6 in rectal cancer patients with preoperative chemoradiotherapy.MMR protein expression was measured by immunohistochemistry in both pretreatment biopsies ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2016

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Pathological Assessment of the AJCC Tumor Regression Grading System After Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy for Chinese Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer.
 

Author(s): Lu-Ning Zhang, Wei-Wei Xiao, Shao-Yan Xi, Pu-Yun OuYang, Kai-Yun You, Zhi-Fan Zeng, Pei-Rong Ding, Hui-Zhong Zhang, Zhi-Zhong Pan, Rui-Hua Xu, Yuan-Hong Gao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jan;95(3):e2272.

 

We used American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Staging Manual system to assess the prognostic significance of tumor regression grading (TRG) for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) (T3/4 or N+) patients who were treated with preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT).The 4 AJCC-TRG ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Rectal Cancer" returned 181 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rectal cancer: An evidence-based update for primary care providers.
 

Author(s): Wolfgang B Gaertner, Mary R Kwaan, Robert D Madoff, Genevieve B Melton

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2015 Jul;21(25):7659-71.

 

Rectal adenocarcinoma is an important cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and key anatomic differences between the rectum and the colon have significant implications for management of rectal cancer. Many advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of rectal cancer. ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2015

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Endoscopic ultrasound for the characterization and staging of rectal cancer. Current state of the method. Technological advances and perspectives.
 

Author(s): Mariana M Gersak, Radu Badea, Florin Graur, Nadim Al Hajja, Luminita Furcea, Sorin M Dudea

Journal: Med Ultrason. 2015 Jun;17(2):227-34.

 

Endoscopic ultrasound is the most accurate type of examination for the assessment of rectal tumors. Over the years, the method has advanced from gray-scale examination to intravenous contrast media administration and to different types of elastography. The multimodal approach of tumors ...

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2015

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Locally advanced rectal cancer: time for precision therapeutics.
 

Author(s): Martin R Weiser, Zhen Zhang, Deborah Schrag

Journal: Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2015 ;():e192-6.

 

The year 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of NSABP-R01, a landmark trial demonstrating the benefit of adding pelvic radiation to the treatment regimen for locally advanced rectal cancer with a resultant decrease in local recurrence from 25% to 16%. These results ...

Last Updated: 21 May 2015

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Trametinib, Fluorouracil, and Radiation Therapy Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Stage II-III Rectal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Rectal Cancer; Stage IIA Rectal Cancer; Stage IIB Rectal Cancer; Stage IIC Rectal Cancer; Stage IIIA Rectal Cancer; Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer; Stage IIIC Rectal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 23 May 2016

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Induction Chemotherapy Before or After Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy and Surgery for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rectal Neoplasms; Rectal Cancer Stage II; Rectal Cancer Stage III

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2016

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Preoperative Radiochemotherapy With Hyperthermia for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rectal Cancer; Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer; Hyperthermia; Hyperthermic Radiochemotherapy; Hyperthermic Chemoradiotherapy; Deep Regional Hyperthermia

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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