Friday, March 7, 2014

The rate of survival of colon cancer patients can be improved with new research

A new study was conducted by Trail groups of NCIC Clinical at Queen's. This study was targeting patients across 46 cancers in Australia and Canada. In future it was about to expand to the regions of Israel and United States. The lead author of the research assistant professor at University of Queen Christopher Booth says, “Our ultimate goal is to improve the survival and quality of life of patients with cancer,". His future said, "As this will be the first and largest clinical trial to evaluate exercise in this setting, we also hope that the CHALLENGE trial will serve as a 'trailblazer' for other future studies of exercise and nutrition in patients with cancer." There are about 300 patients for this research and aims to enroll about 962 patients in next phase. The study was done on those patients who had surgery for the removal of their cancer infected tissue and also completed their chemotherapy session of six months. On these patients a close observation is done through regular blood test and CT scans to find evidences of recurrence of cancer.

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