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Colorectal Surgery Research at Drexel Surgery

Current colorectal cancer research projects at Drexel Surgery.

Drexel Surgery is currently engaged in the following colorectal cancer research projects:

  • Determining the risk for recurrent colorectal cancer in patients who were diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 50 years of age. We are part of a multi-institutional national trial being run by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group evaluating the predictive value of microsatellite instability in young colorectal cancer patients.
  • Examining the efficacy of Adolor, a drug that may allow for a quicker return of bowel function after abdominal surgery. This could lead to earlier discharges from the hospital.
  • Evaluation of the causal links between obesity and colorectal cancer.
  • Designing a database that stores information and predicts risks for all patients with colorectal diseases seen in academic practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, while ensuring complete anonymity.
  • Examining the use of medication to increase the red blood cell count in patients who are anemic while being treated for colon cancer.

Colorectal Surgery Resources

Help support our research efforts!

Drexel Surgery is committed to investigating the causes and risk factors for colorectal diseases. We are actively engaged in research to discover risk factors and causes of colorectal cancer. Drexel Surgery is also involved in creating databases of colorectal diseases that will allow future studies and allow us to continually improve the care we offer.

To make a tax deductible contribution to the colorectal research fund please call 215-762-4006.

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

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