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Preventing High-Risk Adenomas and Second Cancers in Colon Cancer Survivors
(Posted: 06/20/2013) - In this phase III trial, people who have undergone curative surgery for stage 0-3 colon cancer, with or without adjuvant chemotherapy, will be randomly assigned to take sulindac and a placebo, eflornithine and a placebo, both sulindac and eflornithine, or two placebo pills for 36 months.

Study of a Statin to Prevent Polyps after Colon Cancer Resection
(Posted: 02/08/2011) - In this trial, people who have undergone curative resection for stage I or II colon cancer will be randomly assigned to take either rosuvastatin (Crestor) or a placebo pill daily for 5 years to see if the drug can help prevent new colorectal tumors.

Comparison of Chemotherapy Combinations for Colon Cancer
(Posted: 10/05/2004, Updated: 10/28/2008) - Researchers with this study are comparing combination chemotherapy and biological therapy regimens for stage III colon cancer following surgery.

More Effective Treatment for Colorectal Metastases to the Liver
(Posted: 03/22/2005, Updated: 06/13/2008) - In this phase II study, researchers are using a surgical procedure known as isolated hepatic perfusion (IHP) to deliver melphalan, an anticancer drug, directly to the liver while avoiding unnecessary systemic toxicity.

Selenium to Prevent Recurrence of Colorectal Polyps
(Posted: 05/27/2008) - In this trial, patients who have a history of colorectal adenoma--noncancerous growths (polyps) found in the colon or rectum that can be precursors to colorectal cancer--will be randomly assigned to receive daily selenium supplements or a placebo for 3 or 5 years.

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