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 1052 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Localisation and preservation of the autonomic nerves in rectal cancer surgery - technical details.
 

Author(s): F A Grama, T Burcoş, A Bordea, D Cristian

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;109(3):375-82.

 

Iatrogenic surgical injury to pelvic autonomic nerves followed by genitourinary dysfunctions are well known problems after total partial mesorectal excision for rectal cancer. The purpose of our paper is to present the useful anatomical landmarks for a safe nerve-sparing surgery in ...

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2014

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Differences in telomerase activity between colon and rectal cancer.
 

Author(s): Georgios D Ayiomamitis, George Notas, Apostolos Zaravinos, Adamantia Zizi-Sermpetzoglou, Maria Georgiadou, Ourania Sfakianaki, Elias Kouroumallis

Journal: Can J Surg. 2014 Jun;57(3):199-208.

 

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers and the third leading cause of cancer death in both sexes. The disease progresses as a multistep process and is associated with genetic alterations. One of the characteristic features of cancer is telomerase activation. We sought ...

Last Updated: 29 May 2014

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Preoperative radiotherapy in rectal cancer treatment -- is it really a gold standard?
 

Author(s): Tr Pătraşcu, H Doran, O Mihalache

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;109(2):185-90.

 

Preoperative radiotherapy in the treatment of rectal cancer was thought to be an achievement of similar importance to total mesorectal excision (TME), for the therapeutic management of rectal malignancies. However, numerous criticisms have been discussed in this field lately. We have ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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The terms "Rectal Cancer" returned 131 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Advances in radiotherapy and targeted therapies for rectal cancer.
 

Author(s): Alexandra Sermeus, Wim Leonard, Benedikt Engels, Mark De Ridder

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Jan;20(1):1-5.

 

The last decade witnessed a significant progress in understanding the biology and immunology of colorectal cancer alongside with the technical innovations in radiotherapy. The stepwise implementation of intensity-modulated and image-guided radiation therapy by means of megavolt computed ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2014

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Neo-adjuvant radiotherapy in rectal cancer.
 

Author(s): Bengt Glimelius

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Dec;19(46):8489-501.

 

In rectal cancer treatment, attention has focused on the local primary tumour and the regional tumour cell deposits to diminish the risk of a loco-regional recurrence. Several large randomized trials have also shown that combinations of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy have ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2013

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A watch-and-wait approach to the management of rectal cancer.
 

Author(s): Prajnan Das, Bruce D Minsky

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2013 Oct;27(10):962-8.

 

There has been increasing interest in whether a watch-and-wait strategy can be pursued instead of routine surgery in selected rectal cancer patients who have a clinical complete response (cCR) after chemoradiation. The watch-and-wait approach could potentially reduce treatment-related ...

Last Updated: 25 Dec 2013

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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: 16 Dec 2013

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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: 1 May 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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