Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: July 17

In research this week, chemotherapy directly to the liver after surgery had good outcomes, enrollment of women in clinical trials lags, and children who were physically abused grow up to have more cancers.  A proposed screening test for heart disease may result in radiation-induced cancers. In other headlines, the Chalk River nuclear reactor won’t be back…  Read More

Response to Chemo Before Liver Met Resection Doesn't Predict Survival

Patients who had tumors shrink in response to chemotherapy given before they had surgery for colorectal cancer that had spread to their livers had no better long-term survival than patients whose cancer remained the same or even got worse. Doctors in New York followed 111 patients who had chemotherapy before surgery to remove liver metastases (neoadjuvant…  Read More