CURE’s colorectal cancer page is an extensive resource of cancer information featuring the latest colorectal cancer news, expert oncologist insights on the latest cancer treatments, oncology research, advocacy efforts, and medical data on colorectal cancer.
August 31st 2022
Patients with early-stage rectal cancer may be able to forego major surgery — thus preserving their organs and quality of life — with a pre-surgical chemotherapy regimen, according to recent study results.
August 30th 2022
Researchers developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to potentially improve the prediction of colon cancer recurrence, which may help patients receive the appropriate treatment.
August 26th 2022
Many participants enrolled in the CRC-PREVENT trial are from communities often underrepresented in clinical trials due to gender, race and socioeconomic status, among other factors.
August 18th 2022
Investigators plan to analyze if treatment with an experimental, CAR-T cell therapy is safe and effective in a small group of patients with relapsed or refractory metastatic colorectal cancer.
August 16th 2022
A new study will analyze the effect of exercise on chemotherapy tolerability and outcomes in patients with colon cancer.
August 15th 2022
The researchers hypothesize that treatment with the investigational drug combined with chemoradiotherapy may reduce the need for invasive surgery to remove the rectum and surrounding tissue in this patient population.
July 13th 2022
The manufacturer of one of the cancer treatments announced that it is also participating in clinical trials assessing the safety and efficacy of their product in colorectal and endometrial cancer.
July 6th 2022
In a clinical trial, the use of Tukysa plus Herceptin demonstrated promising results in treating patients with HER2-positive metastatic colorectal cancer.
June 8th 2022
One-hundred percent of patients with stage 2/3 mismatch repair-deficient rectal cancer had their disease disappear after treatment with Jermperli, though more research and longer follow-up is needed.
June 7th 2022
Actress and comedian Jessica St. Clair and her husband, Dan O’Brien, share their roles of partner and parent, but also patient and cancer caregiver, as their roles were reversed in the blink of an eye.
May 19th 2022
After being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, my ostomy — which I named Toodles — opened up a world of body positivity for me.
May 18th 2022
After being diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer, I made it a mission to share my story and help others.
May 7th 2022
Donna MacDonald, B.S.N., RN, OCN, CCM, goes beyond her duties as a nurse to advocate and support her patients.
March 31st 2022
Patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver tend to have poor outcomes and are typically not candidates to receive liver transplants from deceased donors. However, results from a small study on transplanting livers from live-donors could "change this paradigm," an expert said.
January 31st 2022
Patients with stage 3 colon cancer should feel empowered to start a healthy lifestyle and diet, says a researcher, after recent study results demonstrated positive survival and recurrence outcomes.
January 31st 2022
A teenager from Pennsylvania whose father died from colorectal cancer explains the impact it had on her life and how she has stepped into the field of advocacy to help others.
January 27th 2022
In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a woman living with colorectal cancer who was diagnosed 14 years ago at age 29 discusses what it was like to be the youngest person in the treatment room, and how she found another community of young survivors.
January 25th 2022
A group of patients with microsatellite-stable, treatment-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer experienced responses to treatment with Keytruda plus Mektovi and Avastin.
January 25th 2022
The use of a ctDNA assay could help determine which patients with colorectal cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy after surgery.
January 21st 2022
Researchers plan to enroll 60 patients in the first-in-human phase 1 clinical trial to assess the safety and preliminary clinical activity of an anti-CD39 monoclonal antibody to treat advanced solid tumors.
January 13th 2022
Enrollment has begun for a trial evaluating a vaccine as first-line maintenance treatment for metastatic, microsatellite-stable colorectal cancer.
January 12th 2022
After not knowing quite what to expect from her first chemotherapy treatment, colorectal cancer survivor Yla Flores describes the pain she felt in her heart after seeing other patients in worse conditions.
January 7th 2022
From former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jim Corsi’s death after cancer to how “Sweet Valley High” actress Brittany Daniel’s unique experience after cancer caused pregnancy difficulties, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.
January 6th 2022
“It is frequently said that the best screening test is the one patients are willing to complete,” a researcher said. However, some experts note that colonoscopies are the gold standard for detecting and confirming colorectal cancer.
December 27th 2021
As cancer incidence increases in young adults, understanding the genomic profiles of tumors in young adults may guide treatment options such as immunotherapy.
December 23rd 2021
On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a colorectal cancer survivor explains how she was the last patient to receive a colonoscopy leading to her stage 3 diagnosis as her doctor’s office shut down because of COVID-19 in March 2020.
December 10th 2021
From the death of Nick Cannon’s five-month-old son due to brain cancer to the late-stage diagnosis of Kansas City reporter Matt Stewart’s wife, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.
November 18th 2021
On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, actress and comedian Jessica St. Clair and writer Dan O’Brien share their cancer stories and how they channeled their emotions through creativity.
November 16th 2021
The incidence of young-onset colorectal cancer has been increasing in the past years, and despite being more physically active and receiving more intense treatments, younger patients are not living longer with the disease than older patients.
November 12th 2021
From the death of Frederik Willem de Klerk to study results showing palm oil contains an acid that may cause cancer spread, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.