Colon Cancer News

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3/18/2010
Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans

Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

3/16/2010
Are New Chemo Treatments Cost-Effective?

Drug advances extend lives, but one study puts cost per life-year gained at about $66,200

3/16/2010
Older Colon Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo

Study found one in two went without, while 87% of younger patients got it after surgery

3/9/2010
Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis

Study found chances of recurrence, death higher than among normal-weight patients

3/8/2010
Proteins May Predict Spread of Colon Cancer

Discovery could lead to blood test that would aid prevention efforts, scientist says

2/12/2010
Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates

Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

1/28/2010
Virtual Colonoscopy a Good Bet for Elderly

Screening appears to be safe, effective for older people, study finds

1/22/2010
Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

The higher the level in blood tests, the less likely the disease, study finds

1/21/2010
Blood Test Spots Colon Cancer, Polyps

If validated, the screen could greatly boost detection rates, researchers say

1/1/2010
Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009

Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

12/18/2009
Natural Heart Drugs May Combat Colon Cancer

Lab study finds that glycosides kill cancer cells

12/14/2009
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer

Exercise benefited men whose disease had been treated, hadn't spread, study finds

12/8/2009
Selenium, Omega-3s May Stave Off Colorectal Cancer

Studies find benefits, but others question validity of the link

12/8/2009
U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Drop

Report says lifestyle changes, better screening and treatment explain decrease

12/3/2009
Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers

New studies also find that children exposed to smoke are at risk of lung cancer

12/1/2009
CT Scan May Predict Colon Cancer Survival

Could identify those who would benefit from liver surgery after chemo, study finds

11/25/2009
Natural Soy Component May Help Treat Colon Cancer

Discovery in fruit fly study may lead to new drugs for people, researchers say

11/25/2009
Cetuximab Helps Treat Colorectal Cancer

Drug plus chemo boosts surgery success for patients with liver lesions, researchers find

11/23/2009
Weight May Not Drive Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer

Co-existing illnesses also don't explain why more blacks die than whites, study finds

11/19/2009
Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings

Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

11/17/2009
Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk

Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

11/11/2009
New Polyp Detection Method Could Be Cost-Saver

Optical technology is as accurate as colorectal tissue examination, study finds

11/6/2009
Early Morning Colonoscopies May Find More Polyps

Study suggests differences in patient preparation and doctor fatigue play a role

10/27/2009
Mapping the Link Between Alcohol, Cancer

How it affects tumor cells is becoming less of a mystery, study finds.

10/26/2009
Blacks at Greater Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Race seems to play pivotal role, researchers say

10/8/2009
Stem Cell Research Offers Hope for Colon Cancer Vaccine

Mouse study suggests it may be possible to generate an immune response to cancer

9/29/2009
Younger Women With Colon Cancer Outlive Men

Estrogen could explain discrepancy in survival rates, researchers say

9/23/2009
Blood Tests May Spot Colon Cancer

Easier detection method might encourage more people to get screened, experts say

9/15/2009
For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges

Report finds they're less likely to die of cancer but more apt to have certain malignancies

9/14/2009
Too Few Latinos Get Colorectal Cancer Tests

Language barrier could explain lower screening rates, researchers say

9/8/2009
Colon Cancer Screenings Still Too Low: Study

Even when Americans have health care 'safety net' in place, rates barely budge, report finds

8/28/2009
Colon Cancer Stopped in Its Tracks in Swiss Study

Gene-based treatment could block tumors, prevent recurrence, researchers say

8/18/2009
New Target Eyed for Colon Cancer Drugs

In mouse study, researchers see possibility of 'potent therapy'

8/13/2009
Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young

Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

8/11/2009
Aspirin May Stem Deaths From Colorectal Cancer

Study suggests a role for aspirin in prevention as well as treatment

8/9/2009
In U.S., No Comeback Seen for Hormone Therapy

Experts say risks of long-term use still outweigh possible benefits

8/7/2009
Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

Canadian study links regular alcohol consumption to six cancers

8/6/2009
Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk

Lifestyle changes up the odds for Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, study finds

7/20/2009
Study Questions Lymph Node Harvesting in Colorectal Cancer

Removing more during surgery may not be needed, researchers say

7/16/2009
Hopes Dashed for Thalidomide as Lung Cancer Treatment

The drug's success with other cancers wasn't repeated with small cell tumors: study

7/15/2009
Colonoscopy Beats 'Camera Pill' at Catching Colon Cancer

But less invasive detection method still shows promise, scientists say

6/18/2009
Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer

If perfected, screening method could make disease detection easier, experts say

6/16/2009
VA Faces Questions Over Tainted Colonoscopies

Former patients could have been infected with HIV, hepatitis via non-sterile equipment

6/16/2009
For Some, Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Just As Good

Less invasive test might spur more people to be screened, experts say

6/16/2009
Racial Clusters Seem to Affect Access to Colon Care

U.S. areas with more black residents lack specialists, study shows

6/15/2009
Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness

Other screening methods for colon cancer may be safer for some older patients, researchers say

6/9/2009
Cancer Diagnosis May Tax Physical, Mental Health

Treatment, too, affects quality of life, studies show

6/8/2009
Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising for Under 50 Set

Upturn is especially strong among those in their 20s, study finds

6/8/2009
Still Too Few Women in Cancer Trials

Many may lack the time, resources to participate, study finds

6/5/2009
Alcohol, Cigarettes and Diabetes Up Colorectal Cancer Risk

More than seven drinks a week raises odds 60% over teetotalers, researchers say