Did you know that the CCAC has a full-time Research & Education Specialist? Along with our Medical Advisory Board, this individual is a vital link between medical research and the many patients who come to our site seeking information about colorectal cancer screening, treatment and prevention. Below, you’ll find a selection of this month’s selected journal article summaries. A gift to you from our Research & Education Specialist!  Click here to catch up on previous months’ selected articles.


DRUGS / SYSTEMIC THERAPIES

  • KRAS Mutations Match in Primary Tumour and Liver Mets
  • Administering Folfox 6 with Avastin in Non-optimally resectable Liver Mets
  • Effect of Simvastatin on Erbitux Resistance with KRAS Mutations
  • Addressing the Hypersensitivity to Cold Caused by Oxaliplatin
  • Venlafaxine for the Prevention of Oxaliplatin-Induced Neuropathy
  • Stronger Chemo + Immune Boost May Help Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients

SURGICAL THERAPIES

  • Liver Resection in the Elderly
  • Outcomes Are Affected by Recurrence Patterns After Liver Mets Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in the Elderly

RADIATION / INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY

  • Phase III Clinical Trial Using Theraspheres for Liver Mets
  • Liver Mets Respond to Radiation Microspheres
  • OncoDefender Can Assess Risk of Recurrence in Stage I/II Patients
  • Automated Reminder System for Colonoscopy Deemed Effective
  • Utilization of Virtual Colonoscopy Triples in the U.S.

PSYCHOSOCIAL

  • Providing Quality of Life at End of Life Study
  • Stress of Cancer Makes it Difficult to Quit Smoking

OTHER

  • No Link Between ABO Blood Group & Risk of Colorectal Cancer
  • Link Between Stem Cells and Colorectal Cancer
  • CRC Groups Join Together to Offer Clinical Trial Matching in the U.S.
  • A New Formula Developed to Help Determine Disease Free Survival

NUTRITION / HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

  • Gene Discovered to Be Linked to Colorectal Cancer When Folate is Low