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 1539 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

NEOADJUVANT THERAPY AND SURGERY FOR RECTAL CANCER. Comparative study between partial and complete pathological response.
 

Author(s): Vitor Augusto de Andrade, Claudio Saddy Rodrigues Coy, Raquel Franco Leal, João José Fagundes, Carlos Augusto Real Martinez, Maria de Lourdes Setsuko Ayrizono

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. ;53(3):163-8.

 

The approach of locally advanced extra-peritoneal rectal adenocarcinoma implies a treatment with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy associated with total mesorectal excision surgery. However, the tumors respond variably to this neoadjuvant therapy, and the mechanisms for response are not ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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Hartmann's procedure vs abdominoperineal resection with intersphincteric dissection in patients with rectal cancer: a randomized multicentre trial (HAPIrect).
 

Author(s): Kenneth Smedh, Ingvar Sverrisson, Abbas Chabok, Maziar Nikberg,

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The use of Hartmann's procedure in the old and frail and/or in patients with fecal incontinence is increasing, even though some data have reported high postoperative rates of pelvic abscesses. Abdominoperineal excision with intersphincteric dissection has been proposed as a better ...

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2016

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

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

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

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 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 189 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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Multimodal Rectal Cancer Treatment: In Some Cases, Less May Be More.
 

Author(s): Julio Garcia-Aguilar, Rob Glynne-Jones, Deborah Schrag

Journal: Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2016 ;35():92-102.

 

A series of clinical trials in the last several decades has resulted in the development of multimodality treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer that includes neoadjuvant (preoperative) chemoradiotherapy, total mesorectal excision, and postoperative adjuvant chemoradiotherapy. ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2016

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Efficacy of transanal tube placement after anterior resection for rectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Shuanhu Wang, Zongbing Zhang, Mulin Liu, Shiqing Li, Congqiao Jiang

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Anastomotic leakage is a serious complication that can occur after anterior resection of the rectum. There is a question regarding whether the placement of a transanal tube can decrease the rate of anastomotic leakage. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate ...

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Short-course Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy for Rectal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rectal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2015

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Feasibility of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Rectal Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rectal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 15 May 2015

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Rosuvastatin in the Treatment of Rectal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rectal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016

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