Colon Cancer News

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11/6/2008
Negative Cancer Messages Backfire With Blacks

Positive approaches more likely to prompt minorities to get checked for disease, study says

10/29/2008
Tests Could Predict Benefit From Cancer Drugs

Markers in blood or tumor tissue may help those fighting colon, lung or pancreatic malignancies

10/27/2008
Statins Lower Risk of Clots in Cancer Patients

Study found those who took them were less likely to get venous thromboembolism

10/24/2008
Colon Cancer Drug Won't Help Those With Certain Gene Mutation

People with changes in K-ras gene won't benefit from cetuximab, study finds

10/14/2008
Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets

Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

10/10/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Raises Colon Cancer Risk 75%

Finding suggests need for more careful screening for these patients, researcher says

10/8/2008
New DNA Stool Testing Spots More Colon Cancers

Study found it detected twice as many malignancies, serious precancerous polyps

10/1/2008
Gene Could Link Obesity, Colon Cancer

Variant is tied to a fat hormone, adiponectin, study finds

9/23/2008
Blacks at Greater Risk of Precancerous Colon Polyps

Difference is most pronounced among black women, study finds

9/17/2008
Virtual Colonoscopy Effective for Average Risk People

Regular colonoscopy's long-term value is also confirmed, studies report

9/15/2008
Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer

Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

9/14/2008
Colon Cancer Oncogene Discovered

CDK8 is frequently amplified in these malignancies, study finds

9/9/2008
Colon Cancer Treatments Need Improvements

More lymph nodes should be checked, and follow-up care should be more frequent, studies find

8/13/2008
HRT Drug Boosts Stroke Risk in Older Women

Tibolone should not be used by those 60 and older, study says

8/6/2008
Exercise Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer

But not all doctors informing patients of this simple preventive approach, study says

8/1/2008
Cannabis-Linked Cell Receptor Might Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Findings may serve as new path for better treatment of disease, study suggests

7/14/2008
Colon Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low

Only half of Americans over 50 tested; education, insurance play role, group says

7/11/2008
Protein Thought to Promote Cancer Does Opposite

Study finds it functions as a tumor suppressor instead

7/9/2008
Men Often Not Told of Severity of Wife's Cancer

Study finds almost 40% say docs never said condition was terminal until near death

6/24/2008
Vaccine Stops Colon Cancer's Spread in Mice

Experimental shot targets the gut's immune system

6/24/2008
Social, Health Care Factors Drive Colon Screen Disparities

Economic status, access and language barriers affect who goes for tests, study concludes

6/23/2008
Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis

Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment

6/19/2008
Vitamin D May Promote Colon Cancer Survival

But debate continues on whether the nutrient should be recommended for patients

6/12/2008
Primary Tumors Fuel Growth of Cancer Cells

Finding suggests interception of this signal may thwart metastases, study says

6/11/2008
DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer

'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says

6/10/2008
Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts

Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

6/9/2008
Family History Plays Role in Black Colon Screen Rates

Reason unclear, but study says doctor recommendation key to higher participation

6/3/2008
Family History Might Improve Odds Against Colon Cancer

Fewer deaths, recurrences seen in those who had relatives with disease, study finds

6/2/2008
Smokers With Colon Cancer Face High Recurrence Risk

The earlier in life a patient started, the greater the risk, study finds

6/2/2008
Erbitux Works Well for Two-Thirds of Colon Cancer Patients

Study finds those with normal version of particular gene respond well to targeted therapy

5/20/2008
Repeat Colonoscopies Underused in High-Risk Patients

Other research found traditional colonoscopy still better than virtual version

5/19/2008
Radiation for Prostate Cancer Raises Risk of Other Cancers

Study finds slightly elevated chance of bladder, colorectal and lung malignancies

5/16/2008
Outcomes Similar for Laparoscopic, Open Colon Cancer Surgeries

Study finds mortality and survival rates equal for both procedures

5/16/2008
Not All Colon Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy: Study

DNA mismatch in some early stage cases makes therapy of little benefit, shortens survival

5/13/2008
Black Rectal Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo, Radiation

See oncologists as often as whites, researchers not sure why different choices of treatment follow

5/5/2008
Protein May Trigger Colon Cancer

Excessive levels turn harmless polyps cancerous, study shows

5/2/2008
New Targets Found That Stop Tumor Growth

Blocking blood vessel formation has already worked against breast, colon cancers

4/29/2008
Medicare Costs Soar for Cancer Care

Expenditures will continue to rise as the population ages, experts say

4/21/2008
Many Cancer Survivors Are Overweight and Sedentary: Study

This, despite research that says proper diet and exercise can keep disease from recurring

4/15/2008
Space Radiation a Risk for Astronauts

Risk of colon cancer, premature aging poses worries for manned missions to moon, Mars

4/15/2008
Women's Awareness of Cancer Risk Linked to Race, Ethnicity

Study finds these factors influence how likely they are to undergo screenings

4/15/2008
New Drug Duo Helps Cut Colon Cancer Risk

And cancer drug Sutent may slow liver cancer progression, scientists report

4/8/2008
Food as Medicine?

Caffeine, green tea, tart cherries may fight MS, cancer and heart disease, studies suggest

4/7/2008
Did Medicare Reimbursement Changes Affect Prostate Cancer Treatment?

Study suggests a link between less drug therapy and more surgical castration

4/4/2008
'Nanomachine' Releases Anticancer Drugs Inside Cells

In response to light, its pores let loose chemicals targeting disease

4/4/2008
Patient Navigators Boost Colon Screens in Urban Minorities

Personal interventions cut no-show rates 30%, study finds

3/25/2008
High-Risk Blacks Less Likely to Get Colonoscopies

Those with family history are referred less often than whites, study finds

3/25/2008
Health Tip: Get Screened for Cancer

Here are tests you should have

3/24/2008
Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers

Study finds they're not getting needed screenings for breast and cervical tumors

3/14/2008
Combo Treatment Ups Survival When Cancer Spreads to Abdominal Lining

Studies found it made difference when disease moved from colon, appendix