How to Treat Rectal Cancer after Surgery? A Clinical Trial

Focus on Clinical Trials Can adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to FOLFOX therapy after surgery and presurgical chemoradiotherapy reduce recurrence and improve survival for patients with rectal cancer? A clinical trial to answer this question is underway and is looking for participants.  Led by a team of researchers from several clinical trials cooperative groups, the E5204 study randomly…  Read More

Clinical Trial: Vaccine Therapy after Surgery

Can the body develop an immune response that will destroy cancer cells in the body and prevent cancer from returning after surgery to remove metastatic tumors?  If it can, what’s the best way to do that? Researchers are studying vaccines and immune response in patients whose colorectal cancer has spread beyond their original cancer to their…  Read More

Clinical Trial Testing Ultrasound System for Painful Bone Mets

Cancer that has spread to the bone can be excruciatingly painful.  Currently radiation treatment or opiate drugs are used to manage pain, but these are not always successful. A system that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with ultrasound treatment to destroy bone tumors and treat pain is being evaluated in a randomized Phase III clinical trial…  Read More

Stage II and III Colon Cancer Patients Sought for Interviews

Research to Practice, a medical and patient education group, is looking for patients who have been recently diagnosed with either stage II or III colon cancer and are either receiving chemotherapy for their cancer or deciding whether or not to have chemotherapy. Patient surveys will be used to understand patient perspectives as they make treatment decisions…  Read More