As one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in both males and females in the Western world, colorectal cancer (CRC) has been the focus for many new screening and treatment initiatives. With more than 23,300 new CRC cases and 9,200 deaths estimated to have occurred in Canada in 2012, optimizing patient care is imperative in improving survival . While the foundation of CRC treatment is surgical resection, clinical trials have shown that adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) increases survival rates among CRC patients . Currently, governing health institutions recommend that adjuvant chemotherapy is given to all high risk Stage II, as well as all stage III CRC patients, ideally within 8 weeks of surgical resection. Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), a government health agency responsible for improving provincial cancer care in Ontario, Canada, has further broken down this timeline: Ontario cancer centres should aim for the time from the surgeon referral to the medical oncology consult to be no longer than 14 days, and the consult to the start of treatment should be no longer than 28 days.Scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting novel research. There are thousands of scientific journals in publication, and many more have been published at various points in the past. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Scientific journals contain articles that are peer reviewed, to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. The publication of the results of research is an essential part of the scientific method. If they are describing experiments or calculations, they must supply enough details that an independent researcher could repeat the experiment or calculation to verify the results. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on June, 2014