Tag Archive for ‘colorectal cancer’
Surveillance testing for colorectal cancer: New evidence supports a change in guidelines
New studies are identified suggesting that more frequent or intensive surveillance testing may not result in earlier detection of cancer recurrence.
Colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 years old
Colorectal screening options for patients younger than 50 years of age and trends in colorectal cancer rates for this age group are summarized.
Dateline: DC—July 2018
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.
NCDB-sourced study focuses on post-treatment surveillance for colorectal cancer patients
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.
Preventing colorectal adenomas in cancer survivors: An update on the PACES/S0820 trial
An update on the PACES/S0820 trial, including changes to the Data Safety Monitoring Committee to enhance study accrual, is provided.
PACES trial: Evaluating the effectiveness of eflornithine and sulindac in preventing colon adenomas
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.