Aggressive Treatment Leads to Cures for Colon and Rectal Cancers

Colon and rectal cancer that is attached to critical body structures like the wall of the pelvis or important large veins has traditionally been considered not surgically treatable.  Patients have been offered palliative treatments designed to extend life or reduce…  Read More

Webcast: Treatment of Colon and Pancreatic Cancer

Are we making progress in treating colon and pancreatic cancer?  An audio webcast with Dr. David Mahvi, surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, will help answer that question. Treatment of Colon Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer: Are We Making Progress? David Mahvi,…  Read More

Improved Outcomes with Chemotherapy After Surgery to Remove Metastases

Patients who received chemotherapy after surgery to remove colorectal cancer that had spread to their liver or lungs had better long-term outcomes than those who only had surgery, according to an analysis that pooled two similar studies. Two different clinical…  Read More

Hospitals Not Testing Enough Lymph Nodes

Despite the fact that removing and testing at least 12 nearby lymph nodes during colorectal cancer surgery improves accurate staging and survival, most US hospitals are not reaching that goal. In a recent study of nearly 1,300 hospitals, only 38…  Read More