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Colon cancer; rectal cancer Clinical Trials

A listing of Colon cancer; rectal cancer medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.

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Found (179) clinical trials

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States today. The majority of cancer deaths can be attributed to the metastatic spread of solid tumors to distant organs. Medical progress in the last century has aided in the earlier identification of cancers limited to the primary organ and ...

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Wound infections can occur in about 12-25% of patients undergoing colorectal surgery despite routine efforts to prevent them. This study is being done to assess the safety and ability of an experimental drug called E-101 Solution (study drug), in addition to routine efforts, to prevent incisional wound infection for 30 ...

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HAI Via Interventionally Implanted Port Catheter Systems

Inclusion criteria: - histologically confirmed hepatic cancer without symptomatic extrahepatic manifestation. - non-resectable disease or hepatic resection or ablation in between the past 8 weeks. - measurable disease (at least before hepatic resection) - Karnofsky performance status => 70%, or ECOG status 0-2 - >18 years of age - life ...

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Irinotecan With or Without Panitumumab or Cyclosporine in Treating Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer That Did Not Respond to Fluorouracil

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Compare the efficacy and toxicity of single-agent irinotecan hydrochloride (Ir) vs Ir with cyclosporine (IrC) in patients with fluorouracil-resistant advanced colorectal cancer. - Compare the efficacy of single-agent Ir vs Ir with panitumumab (IrP) in these patients. Secondary - Correlate the toxicity of Ir and/or IrC with ...

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Radiation Therapy Irinotecan and Cetuximab in Treating Patients Who Are Undergoing Surgery for Stage III or Stage IV Rectal Cancer

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Determine the toxicity of irinotecan hydrochloride and cetuximab in patients with stage III or IV rectal cancer undergoing conformal or intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Secondary - Determine the rate of pathologic response and histological degree of tumor regression in patients treated with this regimen. - Determine the complete resection ...

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Chemotherapy and Internal Radiation in Treating Patients With Colorectal Cancer That Has Spread to the Liver

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Evaluate the tumor response, as measured by total tumor mass, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level, measurable tumor volume by CT scan, and metabolic response by positron emission tomography (PET) scan, in patients with colorectal cancer metastatic to the liver undergoing chemotherapy and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) comprising ...

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Acupuncture in Reducing Ileus in Patients Who Have Undergone Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Determine whether a phase III study of acupuncture for postoperative recovery after colorectal surgery is warranted, as defined by evidence of reduction of postoperative ileus in patients who undergo acupuncture vs sham acupuncture after segmental or subtotal colectomy with primary anastomosis for colorectal cancer. Secondary - Determine ...

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Biomarkers and Radiation Side Effects in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancer

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Determine if tumor-specific DNA mutations and aberrant DNA methylation can be detected in the serum, urine, or stool at the time of diagnosis in patients undergoing radiotherapy for gastrointestinal malignancies. - Determine if changes in mutational status at follow up are associated with disease persistence, recurrence, or ...

Phase N/A

Surgery Plus Intraoperative Peritoneal Hyperthermic Chemotherapy (IPHC) to Treat Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed peritoneal carcinomatosis with the following histologies: - Primary peritoneal mesothelioma - Adenocarcinoma of gastrointestinal tract origin - Confined to peritoneal cavity - Tumor mass could be debulked to less than 2.5 cm in diameter per tumor deposit - Must not have failed prior intraperitoneal platinum ...

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Evaluation of NiTi Shape Memory End-to-End Compression Anastomosis Ring (CAR) for Compression Anastomosis in Anterior Resection

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the NiTi CAR device in the creation of colorectal anastomosis

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