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Adding Bevacizumab to Adjuvant Capecitabine Not Effective for mCRC

The combination of adjuvant bevacizumab and capecitabine failed to improve disease-free survival compared with capecitabine alone in patients with mCRC who had undergone potentially curative surgery.

Rolapitant Improves CINV Prevention in Patients With GI Cancers

Rolapitant Improves CINV Prevention in Patients With GI Cancers

Adding rolapitant to a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and dexamethasone significantly improved the prevention of CINV in patients with GI and CRC cancers receiving highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy.

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Poor Care Coordination

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Poor Care Coordination

Patients who have little to no understanding of the health system, multiple comorbid conditions, do not receive a written treatment plan, or do not have contact with a cancer care coordinator or specialist nurse have significantly poorer care coordination.

Increasing Dietary Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

Increasing Dietary Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

Lifestyle and dietary measures for preventing colorectal cancer are extensively studied; however, in this study, researchers looked at a dietary measure that improved survival for patients after diagnosis.

Recently Discovered microRNA Controls Response to Oxaliplatin in Colorectal Cancer

Danish researchers identified a microRNA shown to predict whether a patient with colorectal cancer would be resistant to oxaliplatin treatment, a discovery that holds promise of improving both current treatment options and development of future treatment strategies.

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