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Location of colorectal cancer impacts survival chances

Location of colorectal cancer impacts survival chances

Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side

Physician-controlled decisions in cancer care linked to lower quality rating

Patients who reported physician-controlled decisions about their cancer care, versus shared decision-making, were less likely to report receiving excellent quality of care, according to study results.

Activated immune cells indicate a favorable prognosis in colorectal cancer

High levels of TNF alpha in a tumor prove to be an independent prognostic indicator for a favorable course of colorectal cancer.

Smoking linked to higher risk of death among colorectal cancer survivors

Cigarette smoking doubles the mortality risk for colorectal cancer survivors.

Colorectal cancer rates down overall but higher for younger Americans

Colorectal cancer rates down overall but higher for younger Americans

Research suggests that over the last 20 years colorectal cancer (CRC) rates been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.

Clinical Trial: Intra-operative Chemotherapy With 5-FU for Colorectal Cancer Patients Receiving Curative Resection: Efficacy and Safety (IOCCRC)

Clinical trial focusing on 5-FU for colorectal patients. Intra-operative Chemotherapy With 5-FU for Colorectal Cancer Patients Receiving Curative Resection: Efficacy and Safety (IOCCRC)

Clinical Trial: Biomarker Analysis for Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (MCC)

Clinical trial focusing on biomarker analysis and metastatic colorectal cancer. Biomarker Analysis for Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (MCC)

Clinical Trial: Assessment of Clinically Related Outcomes and Biomarker Analysis for Translational Integration in Colorectal Cancer (ACROBATICC)

Clinical trial focusing on biomarker analysis for translational integration in colorectal cancer. Assessment of Clinically Related Outcomes and Biomarker Analysis for Translational Integration in Colorectal Cancer (ACROBATICC)

Clinical Trial: Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative (OCCPI)

Clinical trial focusing on colorectal cancer prevention. Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative (OCCPI)

Clinical Trial:Familial Colorectal Cancer Registry in Hispanics (PURIFICAR)

Clinical trial focusing on familial colorectal cancer registry. Familial Colorectal Cancer Registry in Hispanics (PURIFICAR)

Metastatic Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews common sites of cancer metastasis, methods of spread, treatment, and additional details.

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and KRAS Gene Testing

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and KRAS Gene Testing

Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer can use this fact sheet to learn more about personalized medicine and KRAS gene testing.

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

This fact sheet answers some commonly asked questions about colorectal cancer screening.

Coping with Colorectal Cancer

Coping with Colorectal Cancer

Treatment for colorectal cancer can be stressful and cause lasting changes to the body. This fact sheet offers tips for coping with the disease.

Colorectal Cancer: New Tools for Making Decisions About Treatment

Colorectal Cancer: New Tools for Making Decisions About Treatment

This patient fact sheet explains two tests used in an approach called "personalized medicine." Doctors use these tests to plan colorectal cancer treatment that will be the most effective for an individual patient.

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