Tag Archive for ‘colorectal cancer’
New studies are identified suggesting that more frequent or intensive surveillance testing may not result in earlier detection of cancer recurrence.
Colorectal screening options for patients younger than 50 years of age and trends in colorectal cancer rates for this age group are summarized.
This month’s column looks at the ACS’ and the Commission on Cancer’s cancer-related advocacy priorities, including pediatric cancer research, colorectal cancer screening, and quality of life improvement.
A collaborative ACS Cancer Programs study showed no significant association between frequency of surveillance testing and the time to detection of recurrence for colorectal cancer patients.
An update on the PACES/S0820 trial, including changes to the Data Safety Monitoring Committee to enhance study accrual, is provided.
The S0820 Preventing Adenomas of the Colon with Eflornithine and Sulindac (PACES) study seeks to determine whether two drugs that have shown early promise can significantly lower the risk of secondary colorectal polyp or cancer for these survivors.