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Colorectal Cancer

Study Supports Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

Patients who had either laparoscopic surgery or open surgery for localized rectal cancer had similar overall survival and disease-free survival rates. Image © Limpopo / Shutterstock.com.

Colorectal Cancer


A large review ties nut consumption to a lower incidence of cancer, but not diabetes.

Measuring ERCC1 and TS gene expression could help physicians better manage metastatic colorectal cancer patients with the most beneficial chemotherapy.

Using simulation modeling, researchers found that higher adenoma detection rates were linked with lower lifetime colorectal cancer incidence and mortality.

In this video, Dr. Atsushi Ohtsu discusses the use of TAS-102, an oral combination of trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride, in refractory colorectal cancer.

Treating patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastases with radiofrequency ablation and chemotherapy resulted in improved long-term overall survival.

Aspirin use after a colorectal cancer diagnosis was independently associated with improved rates of both cancer-specific and overall survival.

In this video, Dung T. Le, MD, discusses a phase II study that found that mismatch repair–deficient colorectal tumors were highly responsive to checkpoint blockade with the anti–PD-1 drug pembrolizumab.


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