Rectal Cancer

Common Name(s)

Rectal Cancer, Cancer, Rectal, Rectal neoplasm

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

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

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 1060 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Nonoperative strategies for rectal cancer following a complete clinical response to preoperative chemoradiation: a few considerations.
 

Author(s): Seok Byung Lim, Jose G Guillem

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2014 Jul;28(7):620-1.

 

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2014

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'Watch-and-wait' for rectal cancer: what's the way forward?
 

Author(s): George J Chang

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2014 Jul;28(7):617-8.

 

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2014

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MRI-based treatment decision making for rectal cancer.
 

Author(s): Bruce D Minsky, Vincenzo Valentini

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2014 Aug;28(8):680-1.

 

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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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 136 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Is surgery always necessary in rectal cancer?
 

Author(s): Jorge Sabbaga, Maria Ignez Braghiroli, Paulo M Hoff

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2014 Jul;28(7):607-11.

 

Rectal cancer is a major health problem around the world, representing about one-third of the total colorectal cancer cases. Because of its anatomical location, there is a higher risk of local recurrence, and treatment often requires a complex multidisciplinary approach which includes ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014

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Pelvic MRI for guiding treatment decisions in rectal cancer.
 

Author(s): Robert Glynne-Jones, David Tan, Vicky Goh

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2014 Aug;28(8):667-77.

 

Fluoropyrimidine-based chemoradiation (CRT) is used routinely for locally advanced rectal cancer to shrink the tumor preoperatively, improve lateral surgical clearance at total mesorectal excision, prevent local recurrence, and preserve organ function. In Northern Europe, short-course ...

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2014

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Prediction of response to preoperative chemoradiotherapy in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer.
 

Author(s): Xiangjiao Meng, Zhaoqin Huang, Renben Wang, Jinming Yu

Journal: Biosci Trends. 2014 Feb;8(1):11-23.

 

Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) combined with surgery has become a standard treatment strategy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). The pathological response is an important prognostic factor for LARC. The variety of tumor responses has increased the need ...

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 24 Nov 2014

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PET-MRI in Diagnosing Patients With Colon or Rectal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2014

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Genetic Mutations in Blood and Tissue Samples in Predicting Response to Treatment in Patients With Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Undergoing Chemoradiation
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum; Recurrent Rectal Cancer; Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum; 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: 6 May 2014

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