Colon Cancer News

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6/9/2011
Chemo for Late-Stage Cancer Patients May Be Unjustified

One in 8 patients received treatment unsupported by medical data or guidelines, study finds

6/7/2011
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Greater Risk for Tumors as Adults

Early exposure to pelvic radiation ups the risk of subsequent tumors in that region, study finds

6/6/2011
After Colon Cancer Surgery, Early Chemo May Pay Off

Every 4-week delay of chemotherapy measurably reduces odds of survival, study finds

5/19/2011
Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk

Lung, colon tumors more likely when habit lasts for years, study finds

5/17/2011
Obese People at Higher Risk of Infection After Colon Surgery

Study found they were 60% more likely to have problems at surgical site

5/13/2011
Family Medical History Murky for Many

Efforts needed to improve the accuracy of family cancer history reporting, researchers find

5/10/2011
A Capsule Camera Instead of a Colonoscopy?

Remote-controlled device captured images of entire colon, researchers report

5/10/2011
Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study

But internist says sigmoidoscopy still has value

5/9/2011
Study Questions Overuse of Colonoscopy in Medicare Patients

Meanwhile, some vets who need cancer screens aren't getting them, other researchers find

5/9/2011
Even a Little Exercise May Protect Against Colon Polyps

Study found just one hour a week made a difference in risk

5/5/2011
Race Seems to Play Role in Colorectal Cancer Screening

Despite expanded Medicare coverage, whites still tested more than blacks, Hispanics, study finds

4/26/2011
Blacks With Cancer More Inclined to Exhaust Funds to Prolong Life: Study

Hispanics, Asians also more likely than whites to say they'd spend all of their money to live longer

4/15/2011
Health Tip: Do You Have Risk Factors for Colon Cancer?

These can increase your chances of developing the disease

4/8/2011
Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking

Patients, caregivers need strong support, interventions to quit, study finds

4/6/2011
Immune-Boost Treatment Might Help Some With Advanced Colon Cancer

But whether the approach beats chemo-plus-Avastin/Erbitux remains unanswered, experts say

3/11/2011
Aspirin May Protect Against Colorectal Cancer -- But Only in Certain People

Aspirin's protection confined largely to those with elevated blood levels of a particular marker for inflammation, study finds

3/10/2011
Almost 12 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S., Report Shows

Trend largely driven by an aging population, CDC researchers say

3/8/2011
'Good' Cholesterol May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Anti-inflammatory properties of HDL cholesterol may ward off cancer, researchers say

3/1/2011
Use of Virtual Colonoscopy on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals

More patients undergoing this type of screening, despite lack of Medicare coverage, study finds

2/27/2011
Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk

Adults need at least 4,000 IU a day, study suggests

2/15/2011
Popular Bone Drugs Linked to Reduced Colon Cancer Risk

People taking Fosamax, other bisphosphonates had lowered odds compared to non-users, study found

2/4/2011
Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

2/1/2011
Blacks Still Hit Hardest by Cancer

Report shows overall death rate has dropped, but still higher than other groups

2/1/2011
Trained Labrador Can Sniff Out Colon Cancer, Researchers Say

Odor sensors may one day allow early cancer detection, Japanese scientists suggest

1/19/2011
Gene Test Might Predict Colon Cancer's Return

Patients found as high risk four times more likely to have cancer spread, study found

1/14/2011
Many Americans Over 50 Fear Colonoscopy: Survey

73% of those who underwent screening said pre-procedure bowel prep was hardest part

1/12/2011
Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring

U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

1/10/2011
Geography May Influence Colon Cancer Screening Rates

For non-whites, where they live seems to make a difference, research shows

1/4/2011
Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample

Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

1/3/2011
Colonoscopies May Not Have 'Blind Spot' After All

New study finds procedure can detect cancers on right side of colon, too

12/16/2010
FDA Advises Against Avastin as Treatment for Breast Cancer

But patients won't be affected for now, FDA says

12/13/2010
Online, Mail Reminders Improve Colon Cancer Screening Rates

But the advantages tend to fade over time and screening rates are still low, researchers find

12/10/2010
Rare Genetic Syndrome May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

People with Cowden syndrome should start colorectal screenings in their 30s, expert says

12/7/2010
Low-Dose Aspirin Boosts Accuracy of Colon Cancer Test

Although aspirin was previously feared to skew results, study finds that it significantly increased accuracy

12/7/2010
Daily Aspirin Linked to Steep Drop in Cancer Risk

Long-term, low-dose regimen study shows dramatic findings for many common cancers

11/24/2010
Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC

Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

11/10/2010
Could a Prostate Cancer Treatment Raise Colon Cancer Risk?

Study finds link between hormone Rx, colorectal tumors, but absolute risk is small, experts say

11/10/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

In fact, U.S. team finds the cholesterol drugs might even lower odds for a few tumor types

11/8/2010
Statins Don't Reduce Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Conclusion conflicts with some earlier research that saw a benefit

10/28/2010
Noninvasive Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial

Stool-based screen beats current versions, but results must be replicated in larger trials, experts say

10/27/2010
Healthy Living Can Prevent Nearly 25% of Colorectal Cancers

Study cites good diet, exercise, moderate drinking among key factors

10/26/2010
New Insights on Who Should Take Erbitux for Colon Cancer

Contrary to previous research, some patients with KRAS gene mutation may benefit

10/25/2010
Radiation Before Surgery May Prevent Return of Rectal Cancer

Study found risk of recurrence 10 years later was cut nearly in half

10/25/2010
Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study

More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

10/22/2010
Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Chances of Colon Cancer

People at high risk should consider taking it daily, experts say

10/20/2010
Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

10/14/2010
Most Doctors Don't Follow Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

81 percent fell short, often ordering tests too frequently or too seldom, study found

10/4/2010
Insurance, Race and Poverty Affect Cancer Care, Researchers Report

Differences in diagnosis and survival noted in three studies for cancer meeting

9/29/2010
New Blood Test for Colon Cancer Developed

More trials needed, but method would identify folks in need of colonoscopy

9/24/2010
Early Detection Helps Man Beat Colon Cancer

'I get to see my kids grow up,' Georgia resident says