***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2017

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ASCO 2017: Abstract Recommendations From Dr. Axel Grothey

Postby CRguy » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:20 pm

Upcoming ASCO 2017 sessions as highlighted by a leading expert.

ASCO 2017: Abstract Recommendations From Dr. Axel Grothey—Colorectal Cancer

List of recent Editor's Picks, Expert Opinions, Journal Scans and News releases from the Expert Panel at Practice Update
Summary of CRC journal scans and opinions
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Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival

Postby CRguy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:56 pm

Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival

Patients were able to stick with treatment longer because their side effects were quickly addressed, he said.

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New Cancer Drug Is So Effective Against Tumors, the FDA Approved It Immediately

Postby Utwo » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:23 am

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/new-cancer-drug-effective-tumors-fda-approved-immediately-164122959.html
New Cancer Drug Is So Effective Against Tumors, the FDA Approved It Immediately is about Merck Keytruda.

Apparently "Approved It Immediately" in a title is an exaggeration.
They have not shared neither cost nor duration of the approval process.
58 yo male at diagnosis - T1bN0, 0/15 lymph nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy #1: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy #2: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed
05/2016 CT scan, blood test ...
05/2016 laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with a few complications (bleeding, leak, infection)
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6

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Re: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2017

Postby mpbser » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:57 am

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 123928.htm

Ontario-grown red onions are the most effective at killing colon and breast cancer cells compared to other types of onions, reports a new study. This is because of the onions' high levels of quercetin and anthocyanin. As part of this project, the researchers are also the first to develop a non-toxic way to extract quercetin from onions making it more suitable for consumption.
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5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm width T1 N0
CEA: 1.4 Pre-op; 2.1 2 days Post-op
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal expression of MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53

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SUNSHINE: High-Dose Vitamin D Improved PFS in Colorectal Cancer

Postby garbovatwin » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:00 am

OUR world is worth saving
Question everything. Become your own Advocate.
When we find a cure for one cancer it will lead to a cure for ALL cancer
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Re: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2017

Postby mpbser » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:19 am

Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm width T1 N0
CEA: 1.4 Pre-op; 2.1 2 days Post-op
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal expression of MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53

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Protect Yourself: Get a Second Medical Opinion

Postby Utwo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:07 am

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000609372&ref=yfp

"Fraudulent oncologist Dr. Farid Fata falsely diagnoses hundreds of patients and inflicts excessive cancer treatments on them — all for the $17 million he gets from insurance companies and Medicare. American Greed’s Scott Cohn reports on the importance of getting another doctor’s opinion when you get a serious diagnosis."
58 yo male at diagnosis - T1bN0, 0/15 lymph nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy #1: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy #2: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed
05/2016 CT scan, blood test ...
05/2016 laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with a few complications (bleeding, leak, infection)
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6

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Re: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2017

Postby Steph20021 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:00 pm

http://www.ascopost.com/issues/april-25 ... l-benefit/

Dual HER2 targeting of HER2 positive metastatic colon cancer
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
10/14- rev ileo
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
7/15- clear flex sig
8/15-HIPEC, hysterectomy et al, 2nd temp ileo, NED?
09/15- cea 0.9
Current: abdo wall mets and lymph nodes
Jan/17- pulmonary embolism
Feb/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
Current- folfiri 4 life

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Re: Task Force Releases Updated Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Postby Jacques » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:18 pm

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http://www.gastro.org/news_items/task-force-releases-updated-recommendations-for-colorectal-cancer-screening

This report contains several recommendations, one of which would be of particular interest to younger members of this Forum:

* Adults age younger than 50 years with colorectal bleeding symptoms should undergo colonoscopy or an evaluation sufficient to determine a bleeding cause, initiate treatment and complete follow-up to determine resolution of bleeding.
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LAR
MSI: not tested
Chimio-radiothérapie
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CEA < 1.0,
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An omega-3 rich diet really can fight bowel cancer: ...

Postby waw4 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:46 am

(study)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... ancer.html

salmon, walnuts, chia seeds ...
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Colonoscopy 6/29/10; Dx Stage I or II
Colon Resection 7/15/10; Dx Stage III
CT/PET clear 9/7/10
FOLFOX4 start 9/14/10; end 1/20/11 (9 tx)
CT clear 8/9/15 Blood labs clear 8/9/15

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Personalized Cancer-Cell Sequencing

Postby Maggie Nell » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:52 am

"We also need to understand the complexity of cancer and how cancer is very clever, and these new technologies
that we'll bring to Perth will allow us to understand the complexity and hopefully be much cleverer than the cancer."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-03/c ... ng/8671596
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour found upon emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

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How prudishness of Americans and shyness/hypocrisy of American politicians kill people due to inefficient allocation of

Postby Utwo » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:04 am

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2014/12/22/what-is-a-year-of-life-worth/#1444abbcad98

Declaring the idea of cost effectiveness a “forbidden topic in the health care debate,” Aaron Carroll shows just how adverse we are to the idea of comparing money cost with health outcomes. It’s even written into the Affordable Care Act:

"… we in the United States are so averse to the idea of cost effectiveness that when the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the body specifically set up to do comparative effectiveness research, was founded, the law explicitly prohibited it from funding any cost-effectiveness research at all. As it says on its website, 'We don’t consider cost effectiveness to be an outcome of direct importance to patients.'"



Tengs, along with Professor John Graham and a team of researchers at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, systematically gleaned from the literature annual cost and lifesaving effectiveness information for 185 interventions. Some of these interventions had been fully implemented, some partially implemented and some not implemented all. The researchers then asked: what if we reallocated funds from regulations and procedures that give us a low rate of return to those procedures that give us a high one?

The 185 interventions cost about $21.4 billion per year and saved about 592,000 years of life.
If that same money had been spent on the most cost-effective interventions, however, 1,230,000 years of life could have been saved -- about 638,000 more years of life than under the status quo.
58 yo male at diagnosis - T1bN0, 0/15 lymph nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy #1: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy #2: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed
05/2016 CT scan, blood test ...
05/2016 laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with a few complications (bleeding, leak, infection)
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6

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flax seeds and pomegranate

Postby mpbser » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:51 am

Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm width T1 N0
CEA: 1.4 Pre-op; 2.1 2 days Post-op
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal expression of MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53

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Negotiating Cancer: 8 tips from Stefanie Joho

Postby Maggie Nell » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:12 am

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyle ... ft09a-5gp1


At the age of 24, after two surgeries and two aggressive rounds of chemotherapy failed to cure me, my oncologist sent me home to die. When I was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013, I'd never even heard the word immunotherapy. ....Because I'm one of the very few lucky ones who looked into the abyss and made it out on the other side, I feel it is my duty to speak up and share some of the critical things that I have learned in what is now a new era in cancer care. Because a disease that should have killed me instead launched my career in patient advocacy.


5. Clinical trials are not a last-resort option.

The lines of treatment are rapidly changing, and, more often than not, getting access to cutting-edge treatments entails enrolling in a clinical trial. There's an unfortunate misconception that clinical trials are reserved for those who have exhausted all other options. In reality, trials can actually offer access to the most individualized cancer treatment. And in fact, immunotherapy is more and more becoming the first line of treatment - and even being used before surgery to prevent relapses.

And just as individual patients can't tackle their disease by themselves, we all ultimately must help one another by sharing and participating in clinical trials. Only 4 percent of cancer patients are currently enrolled in studies. Explore trials at cancer centers with a lot of experience in the type of therapy being tested. See if you have options outside of what has been standard of care for 70-plus years.

In the doctor-patient relationship, patients must understand that they are partners of science and as big a part of the cure as doctors. Without us, and our willingness to participate, medical advances would not exist. I will always feel a tremendous sense of pride for participating in a study that will save many thousands of people's lives.
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour found upon emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

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Bowel Cancer Fueled by Drinking Alcohol

Postby Jacques » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:24 pm

DX(2012): RC
Stage IIc,T4b N0 M0 L0 PN1 H0 D0 P0 I1
LAR
MSI: not tested
Chimio-radiothérapie
Chimiothérapie adjuvante : capécitabine + oxaliplatine
CEA < 1.0,
5 years NED,
End of 6-month follow-ups: 7/2017
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