Colon Cancer News

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8/1/2007
Hormones Might Help Treat Colon Cancer

Study suggests loss of specific chemicals drives the disease

7/13/2007
No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA

The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims

7/13/2007
Study Compares Colon Cancer Drug Regimens

Starting off with single agent works as well as combo approach, experts say

7/9/2007
Genetically Altered Cold Sore Virus Fights Cancer

Herpes simplex strain showed no side effects in early trial, study says

7/9/2007
Prostate Cancer Gene Also Raises Colon Cancer Risk

It's the first example of DNA spurring more than one cancer type, scientists say

6/20/2007
Study Probes Whether Diet Can Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Trial to compare Mediterranean diet with U.S. Healthy People 2010 guidelines

6/17/2007
Higher Screening Rates Credited With Drop in Colorectal Cancer

But not enough people are being tested for the easily preventable disease, experts say

6/5/2007
Folic Acid Supplements Don't Reduce High-Risk Colon Cancers

Opposite may be true -- extra folate may increase risk of the disease, study finds

6/5/2007
Disagreement With Doctor on Health Hurts Cancer Patients

Those with advanced lung, colon cancers more likely to die if disconnect exists, study found

6/4/2007
Breakthrough Liver Cancer Treatment Found

Successful test results of 1st drug to prolong life presented at cancer meeting

6/3/2007
Healthy Diet, Exercise Might Lower Chances of Cancer's Return

The former fought colon cancer recurrence, the latter lowered insulin levels in breast cancer survivors

5/23/2007
Aspirin May Keep Colon Cancer Away

But the drug doesn't protect against all forms of the disease, study finds

5/23/2007
Experience Counts in Colonoscopy: Study

Doctors become proficient at about 150 procedures, researchers say

5/11/2007
Daily Aspirin May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

But 300-milligram dose used in study comes with dangers, experts warn

4/23/2007
Social, Health Care Factors Make Colon Cancer Deadlier for Blacks

They have poorer cancer screening, treatment, study suggests

4/23/2007
Cheaper, Easier Virtual Colonoscopy Could Boost Detection

It wouldn't replace invasive technique, however, experts say

4/18/2007
Cancer Biomarkers Could Help Guide Treatment

New blood or biopsy tests predict patients' response to therapy, experts say

4/17/2007
Daily Aspirin May Reduce Cancer Risk

But the high dose needed brings its own dangers, experts warn

3/29/2007
Periodic Health Checkups Boost Cancer Screening Rates

Regular visits tripled likelihood of colon or prostate tests, study finds

3/27/2007
Blueberries May Help Curb Colon Cancer

The antioxidant-rich food cut precancerous lesions in rats

3/21/2007
Gene Identified That May Fight Colon Cancer

Findings in mice could lead to new targeted tumor treatments, study suggests

3/21/2007
Lymph Nodes Crucial to Colon Cancer Care

Examining them helps guide treatment, and study suggests doctors could do more

3/6/2007
Aspirin, NSAIDs Won't Prevent Colorectal Cancer: Study

U.S. task force recommendation says potential harm outweighs benefits

2/27/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Cancer Death Risk: Study

Researchers urge further investigation into targeted therapies to improve survival rate

2/20/2007
Improved Stool-Based Test Could Boost Colon Cancer Screening

It's more accurate, and patients don't need to change diet beforehand

2/14/2007
Study Sheds Light on Genetics of Colorectal Cancer

Mutation can be passed from mother to child, researchers report

2/13/2007
Race, Income Barriers to Colon Cancer Screening

Medicare study shows big differences by ethnicity and state

2/12/2007
Vitamin D Studies Show Promise for Reducing Cancers

Certain doses of supplements may prevent half of breast, two-thirds of colorectal cases

2/9/2007
2/7/2007
Aging Population Is Boosting Europe's Cancer Rate: Study

Antismoking campaigns and other efforts can slow the trend, experts say

2/6/2007
Health Tip: About Colon Polyps

Most are benign, but should be tested for cancer

2/1/2007
Cancer Deaths for Blacks Remain High

Despite overall decline since the 1990s, report says more focus, education is needed

12/26/2006
Scientists ID Genes That Lose Expression in Solid Tumors

Discovery could form the basis for a new, early detection screen, study says

12/21/2006
Insurance Doesn't Cure Health-Care Disparities

Blacks with colon cancer still have worse outcomes, study finds

12/19/2006
Medicare Coverage of Colorectal Screening Helps Early Detection

More patients diagnosed at preliminary, highly treatable stage

12/13/2006
Colonoscopies Should Last at Least 6 Minutes

Study shows higher detection rate with longer exams

12/5/2006
Combined Imaging Improves Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

Computer tomography and positron emission tomography at once benefits patients, study finds

11/27/2006
Colon Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Scientist used an antibody from a cancer-resilient patient

11/22/2006
Health Tip: Reduce Your Chances of Colon Cancer

If you're at greater risk, get screened

11/16/2006
New Links Detailed Between Diet, Cancer Risk

Benefits seen for soy in women, fish in men, vitamin E-rich foods in male smokers

11/13/2006
Colon Cancer Screening Rates Rising

But VA study finds colonoscopy's share of screening is on the decline

11/1/2006
Men Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk

But the finding is no reason to screen women later, experts say

10/27/2006
Curry Ingredient May Help Fight Alzheimer's

Curcumin spurs immune cells to 'eat up' brain plaques, early study shows

10/26/2006
Colon Cancer Screening Is Saving Lives

One study shows a real decline in deaths, another suggests 10-year colonoscopy interval is safe

10/23/2006
Red Wine May Cut Risk of Colorectal Cancer

No protective effect found for white wine, study concludes

10/18/2006
Grape Seed May Be a Cancer Fighter

In mouse study, extract shrank colon tumors by 44 percent

9/27/2006
Vectibix Treats Colorectal Cancer That's Spread

Drug can slow or stop growing tumors

9/26/2006
New Tools to Predict Genetic Risk for Colorectal Cancer

The target is Lynch syndrome, the most common hereditary form of the disease

9/7/2006
Scientists Map Genetic Codes for Breast, Colon Cancers

Step lays groundwork for better, targeted treatments, experts say

8/30/2006
Celebrex Has 'No Role' Against Colon Cancer

It helps prevent polyps but doubles users' heart dangers, two studies find