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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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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 1585 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

It's Tough to Make Predictions, Especially About the Future ... of Rectal Cancer.
 

Author(s): Thomas J George, Mark S Roh Mmm

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2016 Jun;30(6):563-4.

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2016

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Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Predicts Pathology Complete Response of Rectal Cancer Treated with Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy.
 

Author(s): Yuan-Gui Chen, Ming-Qiu Chen, Yu-Yan Guo, Si-Cong Li, Jun-Xin Wu, Ben-Hua Xu

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To evaluate the predictive value of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for pathologic complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) in locally advanced rectal cancer.

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2016

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Is It Possible to Shorten the Duration of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer?
 

Author(s): Kai-Yun You, Rong Huang, Xin Yu, Yi-Min Liu, Yuan-Hong Gao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(16):e3427.

 

The long duration of 4 months of postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy is currently recommended for locally advanced rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiation and surgery. Whether a short duration could be applied in these patients is unknown. So, the purpose of this study is ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2016

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The terms "Rectal Cancer" returned 184 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neoadjuvant Combined-Modality Therapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer and Its Future Direction.
 

Author(s): Mohamed E Salem, Marion Hartley, Keith Unger, John L Marshall

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2016 Jun;30(6):546-62.

 

Rectal cancer treatment presents a challenge, and its optimal management requires a multidisciplinary approach involving surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists. Advances in surgical techniques, radiotherapy, and medical imaging technology have transformed the therapeutic landscape ...

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2016

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Predictive Biomarkers to Chemoradiation in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer.
 

Author(s): Raquel Conde-Muíño, Marta Cuadros, Natalia Zambudio, Inmaculada Segura-Jiménez, Carlos Cano, Pablo Palma

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2015 ;2015():921435.

 

There has been a high local recurrence rate in rectal cancer. Besides improvements in surgical techniques, both neoadjuvant short-course radiotherapy and long-course chemoradiation improve oncological results. Approximately 40-60% of rectal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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New Perspectives on Predictive Biomarkers of Tumor Response and Their Clinical Application in Preoperative Chemoradiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer.
 

Author(s): Nam Kyu Kim, Hyuk Hur

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2015 Nov;56(6):1461-77.

 

Preoperative chemoradiation therapy (CRT) is the standard treatment for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) and can improve local control and survival outcomes. However, the responses of individual tumors to CRT are not uniform and vary widely, from complete response ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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