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Rectal cancer management: do all patients need to undergo surgery?

The non-surgical management or  “watch-and-wait” approach for rectal cancer is an experimental treatment strategy that aims to safely omit invasive surgical procedures to best preserve patients’ quality of life. Findings from a recent study add to the growing body of evidence that supports the “watch-and-wait” approach in re...


Palliative care for young adults is a growing reality in CRC

The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is rising among young adults, who remain a vulnerable subset of patients that tends to be diagnosed at more advanced stages of the disease. As early age onset CRC becomes a growing reality, it is critical that psychosocial, palliative and supportive care needs of these patients are addres...


OPTIMISTICC Research Program sheds light on importance of gut microbiome in colorectal cancer development and treatment

Opportunity to Investigate the Microbiome’s Impact on Science and Treatment in Colorectal Cancer (OPTIMISTICC) Research Program sheds light on the importance of the gut microbiome in colorectal cancer development and treatment. This research program is an international collaboration that spans 5 countries and is working toget...


Cancer Survivors Urgently Need Better Nutritional Support

New findings from a study conducted at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom underline the importance of improving nutritional support for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) throughout the diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment phases of their cancer journey. In the study, a national survey was created to ass...


Intimacy and Colorectal Cancer

Sexuality and relationships during and after cancer is extremely important to patients (especially early-age onset patients!), however this remains one of the least talked about concerns. We would like to change that! If you want to learn more about common side-effects of cancer and treatment, and how to discuss these with y...