Colon Cancer News

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6/1/2009
Worth of Sigmoidoscopy Screening for Colon Cancer Still Uncertain

Some reduction in mortality rates found, but experts say more follow-up needed

6/1/2009
Chemo Alone Is Best for Advanced Colon Cancer

Better drugs have rendered surgery unnecessary in most cases, study finds

6/1/2009
Avastin Shows No Benefit Against Early Stage Colon Cancer

'Disappointing' results may yet be reversed with longer-term study, researchers say

5/27/2009
More Living Longer With Advanced Colon Cancer

Study found dramatic gains in both short-term and long-term survival rates

5/27/2009
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

Report finds 19.2% drop among men, 11.4% among women in past 15 years

5/15/2009
Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return

That knowledge could guide important treatment decisions, experts say

5/13/2009
Medicare's 'No' on Virtual Colonoscopy Stirs Expert Debate

Some see it as reliable, less invasive option; others say agency was right to reject coverage

5/12/2009
Healthy Behaviors Slow Functional Decline After Cancer

Diet, exercise may improve endurance in older, overweight cancer survivors, study shows

5/11/2009
More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results

Risk for incorrect but worrying findings rises 50 percent by the 14th test, study finds

5/11/2009
Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis

Risk of late-stage cancer greater in city dwellers than in rural residents, study shows

5/11/2009
3-Drug Combo Reduces Nausea After Chemo

Study finds adding casopitant mesylate to regimen cuts side effects

4/29/2009
Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases

Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

4/22/2009
HRT May Protect Women From Colon Cancer

Finding echoes earlier research involving hormone therapy

4/21/2009
Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer

Folic acid supplements, smoking and genetics are among research targets

4/20/2009
Doctor-Patient Talks Key to Blacks Getting Cancer Screens

Poor communication a major problem in low screening rates but one that can be fixed, study suggests

4/6/2009
Colon Screenings Don't Follow Guidelines, Study Suggests

VA study shows elderly ill men getting same screenings as healthy folks

4/1/2009
Erbitux May Help Some With Colorectal Cancer

Finding, called 'not overwhelming,' applies only to those with particular gene mutation

4/1/2009
Gene Mutation Doubles Risk of Aggressive Colon Cancer in Blacks

Study found whites much less likely to have this variant

3/22/2009
What to Expect From a Colonoscopy

While many patients are nervous, doctors say it isn't as scary as some believe

3/6/2009
Rectal Cancer Outcomes Best With Short-Course Radiation

Even with latest surgical techniques, therapy should come first, studies suggest

2/24/2009
Drinking Raises Cancer Risk for Middle-Age Women

Even one drink a day poses danger, large study finds

2/23/2009
Reminders Help Patients Get Better Care

Simple interventions boosted colon cancer screening rates, researchers say

2/23/2009
Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer

Effect is strongest for women, study finds, doesn't extend to other malignancies

2/23/2009
Media Influences Cancer Care

Patients who search Web, other media more likely to get newer treatments, study finds

2/18/2009
Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger

Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

2/17/2009
Gene Test May Help Predict Colon Cancer's Return

A marker in lymph nodes points to more persistent tumors, scientists say

2/12/2009
Drug Inhibits Colon Cancer in Mice

Treated with enzastaurin, even tumors that did develop weren't as advanced, study finds

2/10/2009
Long-Term Aspirin Use Seems to Protect Against Colorectal Lesions

The benefit lasts even if you stop taking the drug, study finds

2/5/2009
Rural Areas Able to Increase Colon Cancer Screenings

As population ages, study finds destination states seeing higher volume of procedures

2/4/2009
Adding a Cancer Drug May Make Matters Worse

Finding underscores need for studies in people, not just animals, expert stresses

2/3/2009
Stool-Based Colon Cancer Tests Vary Widely in Accuracy

Colonoscopy remains the best way of spotting trouble, experts say

2/2/2009
New Clues to Stopping Colitis-Linked Cancer

2 immune system proteins could hold the key, study finds

1/20/2009
Tiny Chemo Beads Boost Liver Cancer Outcomes

They are soaked with drugs to target only the tumor, researchers explain

1/16/2009
Genetic Data May Predict Colon Cancer Odds

Discovery might help people make healthier diet, lifestyle choices, scientists say

1/15/2009
Family Docs Do Colonoscopies Safely

Study found no more complications than when specialists perform screening test

1/15/2009
More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings

Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

1/14/2009
Researchers Zero In on GI Cancers

Much effort focuses on genetics and who would benefit from treatments

1/9/2009
Garlic as a Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not

Evidence that strong-smelling herb prevents cancer is said to be weak

1/8/2009
Hormone Therapy May Cut Colorectal Cancer Risk

Study included nearly 57,000 women who had been followed for about 15 years

12/23/2008
Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts

New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

12/22/2008
Gleevec Approved for Use After Cancer Surgery

Drug first sanctioned in 2001

12/19/2008
Gene Boosts Drinkers' Colon Cancer Risk

About a fifth of white Americans carry the mutation, researchers say

12/17/2008
'Mediterranean'-Style Diet Best for Blood Sugar Control

Another study finds type 2 diabetes increases cancer death risk

12/16/2008
Smoking Ups Colon Cancer Risk

Most significant effect was seen after 30 years of smoking, researchers say

12/15/2008
Colonoscopy Has a 'Right Side' Blind Spot

Procedure better at detecting problems on left side of colon, study says

12/15/2008
Colorectal Cancer Racial Gap Still Growing

Blacks 45% more likely to die from the disease than whites, report says

12/11/2008
2 Markers Predict Survival Odds in Colon Cancer Patients

One protein was protective, the other not, researchers found

12/10/2008
Screening for Colorectal Cancer Saves Lives

Italian study once again proves the value of testing

12/9/2008
Cancer to Surpass Heart Disease as World's Leading Killer

Biggest rise in cases and deaths coming in developing nations, report says

12/2/2008
CT Colonography Screens for Cancer, Osteoporosis

Abdominal scan checks bone mineral density with no additional radiation, minimal cost