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by CRguy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3805

Lack of Benefit From Anti-EGFR Treatment in RAS and BRAF Wild-Type Metastatic Colorectal Cancer With Mucinous Histology

Lack of Benefit From Anti-EGFR Treatment in RAS and BRAF Wild-Type Metastatic Colorectal Cancer With Mucinous Histology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE This retrospective study evaluated the benefit derived from anti-EGFR therapy among patients with RAS/BRAF wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer with and withou...
by CRguy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3805

6-Month vs 12-Month Capecitabine as Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer

6-Month vs 12-Month Capecitabine as Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Patients with stage III colorectal cancer were randomized to receive 6 or 12 months of adjuvant capecitabine. Treatment for 12 months was associated with improved relapse-free and ov...
by CRguy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Jan 26/2019
Replies: 253
Views: 95036

Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Jan 26/2019

Thanks OSM

just a routine echo, had an uneventful treadmill last fall.
Cardiac honcho is making sure to do due diligence !

Cheers
CR
by CRguy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lower Anterior Resection Syndrome
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Lower Anterior Resection Syndrome

After months of recuperation LARS started I think a lot of us just needed to research and keep trying some things which could work for us ! Here's a bit of light reading to get you started : MDA bowel training program Bowel symptoms and self-care strategies of survivors in the process of restoratio...
by CRguy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3805

Negative Colonoscopy Linked to Lower CRC Risk, Death After 12 Years

Negative Colonoscopy Linked to Lower CRC Risk, Death After 12 Years Negative colonoscopy results among patients with average risk for colorectal cancer were associated with a lower risk for colorectal cancer diagnosis and death more than a decade after the test compared with patients who had no scr...
by CRguy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3805

Sequential or Combination Therapy in Untreated Metastatic CRC?

Sequential or Combination Therapy in Untreated Metastatic CRC? The XELAVIRI trial failed to demonstrate the noninferiority of a sequential escalation treatment strategy with fluoropyrimidines, irinotecan, and bevacizumab compared with initial combination therapy in patients with untreated metastati...
by CRguy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3805

Can an Immunotherapy Combo Improve Outcome in Refractory Colorectal Cancer?

Can an Immunotherapy Combo Improve Outcome in Refractory Colorectal Cancer? The combination of durvalumab and tremelimumab yielded improved survival over best supportive care in patients with advanced refractory colorectal carcinoma, according to a new phase II trial. This was among the first trial...
by CRguy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3805

Could an MUC1-Targeted Vaccine Benefit Colorectal Cancer Patients With Liver Mets?

Could an MUC1-Targeted Vaccine Benefit Colorectal Cancer Patients With Liver Mets? A trial of an antigen-specific cancer vaccine known as tecemotide failed to improve outcomes over placebo in patients with colorectal cancer and liver metastases. Though there was a biological rationale for targeting...
by CRguy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3805

Does Age at Diagnosis Impact Clinical and Molecular Features of Colorectal Cancer?

Does Age at Diagnosis Impact Clinical and Molecular Features of Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal cancers diagnosed in early adulthood are genetically and clinically distinct from, and likely more aggressive than, colorectal tumors diagnosed at older ages, according to the results of a large analysis o...
by CRguy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dr. wants an ultrasound (liver/gallbladder) SCARED
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Dr. wants an ultrasound (liver/gallbladder) SCARED

Hey we can be scan buddies !!!!

You get your results on Monday and I am going for an echocardiogram Monday !!!! :shock:
SO ...
We'll compare notes when the dust settles :mrgreen:

Cheers
CRguy
by CRguy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Call on Congress 2019 -- March 17-19, 2019 (UPDATE)
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Call on Congress 2019 -- March 17-19, 2019 (UPDATE)

Just giving a last minute BUMP to this topic for our members here.

Cheers and best wishes to ALL who attend,
and especially all the CTalkers / CClubbers

ALWAYS on our Journey
In Harmony with you all
CRguy
by CRguy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dr. wants an ultrasound (liver/gallbladder) SCARED
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Dr. wants an ultrasound (liver/gallbladder) SCARED

Just needed to vent this ..... Never thought I’d be hoping for a bad gallbladder, but I am today! Hey homie .... Rants and/or Vents 'R us BRING 'EM that IS why we are all here ! AND ...you have no idea over the years, ALL the weird things we HAVE wished for ... instead of a recurrence or a new &quo...
by CRguy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !
Replies: 329
Views: 94120

Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

SO ... a new release from BCCA regarding using blood tests for breast cancer treatment testing and chemo management. GREAT ... BUTT as with many things I am hoping that this will also translate into a treatment/ monitoring modality for other cancers in the future = >> CRC for example :twisted: I am ...
by CRguy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3805

A drop of blood could fuel a revolution in personalizing cancer treatment

A drop of blood could fuel a revolution in personalizing cancer treatment There’s a growing belief that a blood test could act as a crystal ball in predicting a person’s necessity, response, and ultimate outcome to cancer treatment. According to BC Cancer researchers, blood can contain tiny fragmen...

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