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Jan 21, 2016
Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery
Patients who had procedure 8 weeks after chemo and radiation therapy had best survival rates
Jan 18, 2016
Minorities More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Younger Age
Researchers say screening guidelines in U.S. should be reviewed
Dec 30, 2015
Colon Cancer Among Hispanics Varies by Birthplace
Study found people from Cuba, Puerto Rico have highest death rates from the disease
Oct 6, 2015
Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer
Two studies found standard surgery was slightly more successful
Sep 14, 2015
People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says
Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests
Jul 24, 2015
1 in 3 Colon Cancers in Young People Has Genetic Link
Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested
Jul 2, 2015
Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising
Jun 16, 2015
The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters
Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says
Jun 2, 2015
Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients
New research suggests different treatment may be warranted
May 21, 2015
Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study
Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do
May 13, 2015
HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males
But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says
Apr 20, 2015
Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds
But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease
Apr 1, 2015
Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer
Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays
Mar 12, 2015
More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study
Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018
Mar 9, 2015
Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
Benefits greatest for fish eaters, researchers say
Feb 19, 2015
More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64
Jan 14, 2015
Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds
Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says
Jan 13, 2015
Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients
Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say
Jan 12, 2015
Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study
Researchers found just chemo/radiation was as effective in half of those with earliest stage of disease
Jan 12, 2015
Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds
But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels
Dec 19, 2014
Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?
Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found
Dec 19, 2014
Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills
Sep 30, 2014
Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors
Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say
Sep 29, 2014
Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?
Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood
Sep 9, 2014
Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?
Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors
Aug 12, 2014
Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study
But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead
Aug 12, 2014
FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say
Aug 4, 2014
Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study
Jul 1, 2014
HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest
Jun 11, 2014
Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study
New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say
Jun 6, 2014
Half a Million Cancers Prevented by Colon Screenings: Study
Finding estimates success of colorectal exams over 30 years
Jun 3, 2014
Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer's Return: Study
Healthy habits important even when you're sick, researcher says
Apr 9, 2014
Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival
Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests
Mar 28, 2014
FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say
Mar 22, 2014
Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk
Experts advise regular screenings, high-fiber foods and exercise
Mar 20, 2014
Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect
6 percent of patients who received clean bill of health after procedure got colon cancer within 3 to 5 years, study found
Mar 19, 2014
New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen
DNA analysis boosts accuracy rate to more than 90 percent, researchers say
Feb 14, 2014
Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says
Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances
Feb 3, 2014
At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer Called Accurate, But Not Foolproof
Review of 19 studies found the exam spotted the disease about 79 percent of the time
Jan 14, 2014
Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancer's Return
Study patients who had CEA blood test or CT scan were more likely to undergo follow-up surgery for disease
Dec 16, 2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report
But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival
Dec 9, 2013
Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine
And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds
Dec 6, 2013
Germs That Inhabit Gut May Affect Colon Cancer Risk
Some digestive bacteria might help prevent disease, while other types could be harmful, study suggests
Dec 4, 2013
New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer
Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study
Nov 25, 2013
Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot
Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents
Nov 22, 2013
Blacks Less Likely to See Cancer Specialists, Study Finds
Research might explain better survival rates of whites with colorectal cancer
Oct 28, 2013
Too Much Sitting Tied to Higher Risk of Colon Polyps in Men
'Active couch potatoes' who do get some exercise just as vulnerable, study suggests
Oct 24, 2013
Gene May Explain Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk
Researchers say finding might help identify people at need for preventive treatment
Oct 22, 2013
Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study
Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening
Oct 1, 2013
Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard, Study Finds
Risk of advanced disease, death greater than for middle-aged patients
Sep 27, 2013
Smokers Have Higher Complication Risk After Colon Surgery, Study Finds
Current smokers had highest rates of pneumonia, infection
Sep 16, 2013
Cancer Drug May Be Helpful for Diabetes, Mouse Study Hints
Zaltrap is currently used to treat colon cancer, eye disease
Jul 25, 2013
Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors
Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected
Jul 16, 2013
U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men
It might reduce their risk of anal cancer
Jul 15, 2013
Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk
Benefit must be weighed against GI bleeding, other risks, however, experts say
Jul 15, 2013
Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study
Findings could influence screening guidelines, researchers say
Jul 2, 2013
Study Ties Red and Processed Meats to Worse Colon Cancer Survival
Patients may be wise to cut down on these foods, experts say
May 30, 2013
Prepping for a Colonoscopy: Why It's a Necessary Evil
Though new techniques are on the horizon, doctors say colon-cleansing is here to stay
May 16, 2013
New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer
Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease
May 16, 2013
Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later
Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk
Apr 11, 2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more
Apr 10, 2013
Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People
Study found association only among those with specific genes
Mar 18, 2013
What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds
Mar 12, 2013
Medicare Spending Not Linked to Longer Cancer Survival
But U.S. patients in higher-spending regions have more, longer hospital stays
Mar 8, 2013
You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Expert
Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise
Feb 26, 2013
Obesity, Exercise May Affect Risk for Key Type of Colon Cancer
Finding could spur doctors to strongly recommend physical activity to vulnerable patients
Feb 8, 2013
On-the-Job Stress Won't Raise Your Risk for Cancer, Study Finds
But it could lead to behaviors that increase the chances of disease, one expert says
Jan 23, 2013
Too Much Sitting May Lower Odds of Surviving Colon Cancer
Study also found that staying active reduced the risk of dying
Jan 21, 2013
'Microbeads' May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients
Small, preliminary study suggests radioactive beads may extend life by months in some patients
Jan 15, 2013
U.S. Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening: Study
Researcher says reasons include high cost, lower health literacy, lack of doctors
Jan 9, 2013
Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study
Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say
Dec 17, 2012
Unhealthy Snacks Tied to Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk
Study found higher rates of precancerous lesions in people with Lynch syndrome
Dec 5, 2012
Is a Breath Test for Colon Cancer Possible?
In small study, Italian researchers detected who had the disease with 75 percent accuracy
Nov 29, 2012
New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer
Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future
Oct 24, 2012
Genes May Determine Aspirin's Effect on Advanced Colon Cancer
Study finds taking it appears to slow tumor growth in patients with a particular genetic mutation
Oct 23, 2012
Colonoscopy Screening May Have Cut Colon Cancer Rates
Large, 20-year study found upper colon cancer cases decreased as Medicare coverage expanded
Oct 17, 2012
Multivitamins May Slightly Lower Men's Cancer Risk: Study
Researchers found a 'modest' 8 percent reduction
Oct 5, 2012
One-Third of Men With Anal Cancer Have HIV, Study Finds
Gay males among those at higher risk of the rare cancer, U.S. government researchers say
Sep 27, 2012
Colon Cancer Gene Database May Assist Research Efforts
Study collection helps scientists pinpoint disease risk factors
Aug 31, 2012
New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative
Researchers think the easier regimen will encourage more to get 'virtual colonoscopy'
Aug 24, 2012
Missing Follow-Up Colonoscopies Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk
Incomplete removal of polyps and poor follow-up are top factors for those at increased risk, researchers report
Jul 25, 2012
If Colonoscopy Picks Up Cancer Risk, Get Next Screen in 5 Years: Study
But U.S. recommendations call for 3-year interval after high-risk polyps removed
Jul 18, 2012
Colon, Rectal Cancers Seem to Be Same Disease
Research finds their genetic mutations to be virtually indistinguishable
Jun 17, 2012
Safer Grilling Methods Might Cut Cancer Risk
Expert offers tips for healthier outdoor cooking
Jun 6, 2012
More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease
New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity
Jun 6, 2012
Some Docs Would Order Cancer Screening for Very Sick Elderly
However, study found most physicians considered patients' age, health in recommendations
May 22, 2012
Patients Prefer More Invasive Form of Colon Scan: Study
They reported less pain with traditional colonoscopy than with 'virtual' imaging procedure
May 22, 2012
Middle-Aged Diabetics May Need Earlier Colon Checks
Type 2 disease linked with higher risk of precancerous lesions in those 40 to 49, study finds
May 15, 2012
Blacks, Hispanics Have Higher Colon Polyp Risk Than Previously Thought
Their rate of the precancerous colon growths was higher than that of whites, study finds
May 9, 2012
Colon Cancer Gaps for Blacks, Whites Largely Due to Screening
Survival differences could be narrowed with more equal care access, computer model suggests
May 3, 2012
U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report
However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations
Apr 16, 2012
HIV Raises Anal Cancer Risk in Women, Study Says
Findings indicate gay men aren't only ones who need screening
Apr 4, 2012
Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening
Embarrassment may prompt some women to avoid the recommended tests, researchers say
Apr 2, 2012
Immune-Based Drug Combo Might Extend Cancer Survival
Preliminary study found that IL-2 plus retinoic acid helped patients with advanced disease
Mar 23, 2012
Most Anal Lesions Don't Cause Cancer in Men, Research Shows
But the HPV infection that precedes anal cancer is common in gay, bisexual men, analysis indicates
Mar 4, 2012
Too Many Americans Skipping Colon Cancer Screening
Americans 50 and older who haven't had a colonoscopy screening should get one, experts urge
Feb 19, 2012
Worries About Colonoscopy Unfounded: Study
The 20-minute screening can detect those at risk for colorectal cancer
Feb 15, 2012
New Blood Thinner May Prevent Blood Clots During Cancer Treatment
Semuloparin reduced risk by 64 percent during chemotherapy, study found
Feb 3, 2012
Booze and Family History of Colon Cancer a Bad Mix: Study
Red meat, smoking and skipping veggies also associated with a raised cancer risk, research finds
Feb 1, 2012
Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys
Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated