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Young-onset colorectal cancer: American Cancer Society issues new screening guidelines

Young-onset colorectal cancer: American Cancer Society issues new screening guidelines

Outlines the American Cancer Society’s new guidelines for colorectal cancer screening in patients younger than 50 years old and describes the rationale for developing the new recommendations.


Atezolizumab in the adjuvant treatment of stage III colon cancer: Can PD-L1 inhibition improve survival?

The study design for the ATOMIC trial (Alliance A021502), a randomized phase III study examining atezolizumab treatment of stage III colon cancer, is described.


Duration of adjuvant therapy for stage III colon cancer: No longer one size fits all

Clinical trial findings in the IDEA collaboration are summarized to determine possible duration of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage III colon cancer.

Improving rectal cancer outcomes through advocacy, education, and research: The OSTRiCh Consortium and the new NAPRC

Over the last three decades, there has been a significant shift in cancer care from the generalist to the specialist setting. This shift is especially true in surgical oncology, where surgeons specializing in the care of breast cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer have become the norm for many facilities treating cancer patients in the […]

Figure 1. NRG Oncology NRG-GI002 Schema

NRG GI002: Moving the needle toward TNT in locally advanced rectal cancer

The approach, aims, and eligibility criteria of the NRG Oncology TNT clinical trial are summarized.

ACS joins effort to increase colorectal screening rates to 80 percent by 2018

The goals of the “80% by 2018” campaign to reduce colorectal cancer are highlighted.

TME specimen

Rectal cancer resection: Laparoscopic or open—which way forward?

The primary outcome of the Z6051 rectal cancer trial is outlined in this month’s column as are new surgical trial concepts that resulted from this study.

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Looking forward – June 2015

A new manual, Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, provides evidence-based standards for various cancer procedures and is described in this month’s column.


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