Colon Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/9/2005
Gene-Modified Virus Targets Tumor Cells

It extended survival of patients with metastatic colon cancer

6/8/2005
Science Finds New Class of Cancer Genes

They have links to lymphomas, colorectal tumors

5/27/2005
Non-Surgical Treatment Boosts Liver Cancer Survival

Ablation therapy uses needle to destroy inoperable tumors

5/25/2005
Statins May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Promising results for cholesterol-lowering drugs in observational study

5/25/2005
Shark Cartilage Fails as Cancer Therapy

In new trial, many patients dropped out early because of side effects

5/20/2005
Colon CT Scans as Accurate as Colonscopy

They might give patients a more comfortable, less invasive option

5/19/2005
Obesity Ups Risk for Colon, Throat Cancers

Staying trim can help reduce the odds, researchers say

5/18/2005
Colonoscopy Beats Sigmoidoscopy in Women

Extensive procedure finds more precancerous polyps, study finds

5/17/2005
Colonoscopy Can Miss Some Cancers

Study finds specialists are best at spotting malignancies

5/16/2005
Lifestyle Changes Can Curtail Cancer's Return

Studies find low-fat diets fight breast cancer; aspirin does same against colon cancer

5/14/2005
Steady Gains Made Against Digestive Cancers

Researchers tweaking chemotherapy regimens with good results

5/13/2005
'Keyhole' Surgery Found Effective for Colorectal Cancer

But there are a limited number of qualified surgeons for the small-incision procedure

5/9/2005
Silencing a Key Cancer Gene

Technique suppresses mutations found in one-third of tumors

5/6/2005
Online Tool Checks Need for Cancer Screening

Cancer Society's 'Great American Health Check' launched this week

5/4/2005
Gene Screen Could Spot Those at Colon Cancer Risk

About 2% of cases are linked to familial mutation, study finds

5/4/2005
Stars Light the Way to Cancer Screening

Celebrity-driven campaigns spurring rise in colon, breast, prostate exams

5/4/2005
Vitamin B6 Cuts Colon Cancer Risk

High daily intake reduced odds by 58 percent, study found

4/26/2005
Genetic Defect Calls for Colon Cancer Screening

Risk lower in those with familial risk minus the mutation, study finds

4/20/2005
Turning Fearsome Viruses Into Cancer Foes

Scientists are using herpes, measles bugs to destroy malignant cells

4/18/2005
Painkillers May Protect Against Colon Cancer

Celebrex, combined with cholesterol drug, worked on lab animals

4/13/2005
Health Tip: Colon Polyps

Smoking increases risk of precancerous growths

4/13/2005
Protein Helps Control Cancer's Spread

Brain tumor discovery may help fight other malignancies

4/9/2005
Black Women Need to Guard Against Colon Cancer

Group says it's second most common cancer among this group

4/1/2005
Radiation for Prostate Cancer May Make Rectal Cancer More Likely

Overall risk for rectal tumors remains low, however

3/31/2005
Healthy Change, Early Screening Can Cut Cancer Rates

Cancer Society report finds some successes, many challenges

3/30/2005
Cake, Candles and Colon Cancer Screening

American Cancer Society offers birthday e-reminders to those over 50

3/28/2005
Primary Care Office Strategies May Boost Colon Cancer Screening

Simple steps heightened patient awareness of need for testing, study finds

3/28/2005
Colonoscopy: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Some people get checked too often, while others are reluctant to be screened

3/23/2005
Blood Compound Won't Predict Colon Cancer Risk

C-reactive protein fails to meet expectations, study finds

3/22/2005
Compound Could Stop Cancer Growth

It might prove effective against a third of malignancies, discoverers say

3/18/2005
Gene May Be New Cancer Treatment Target

Blocking action of MTHFR gene shrank tumors in mice

3/12/2005
Virtual Colonoscopy Is Less Invasive But Less Reliable

Studies suggest the technique still needs refinement

3/10/2005
U.S. Adults Still Not Colon Cancer-Savvy

More are familiar with American Idol than their risk for the disease, survey finds

3/1/2005
More Can Be Done to Stop Colon Cancer

American Cancer Society urging better prevention, wider screening

2/25/2005
Viruses are Vaccines' New Anti-Cancer Weapon

They prime the immune system to attack malignant cells, scientists say

2/22/2005
2/17/2005
Lung, Colon Cancers Major Killers in Europe

Over 1.7 million Europeans died from cancer in 2004, report finds

2/15/2005
Coffee Cuts Liver Cancer Risk

And decaf reduces colorectal cancer risk, another study finds

2/15/2005
Screening Technique Helps Spot Bladder Cancer Early

Urine test relies on cancer-linked protein marker

2/7/2005
Birth Weight Linked to Cancer Risk

Big babies have higher rate of breast cancer, certain others, in adulthood, study suggests

1/27/2005
Drug Combo Extends Colon Cancer Survival

Avastin plus three other agents effective against advanced disease

1/21/2005
New Colon Cancer Marker Found

Levels of molecule may predict severity of disease and survival, researchers say

1/17/2005
Single Fecal Test Inadequate for Detecting Colon Cancer

Doctors not using more accurate six-sample home method enough

1/11/2005
Steady Diet of Red Meat Increases Colon Cancer Risk

People who consumed a lot over long period of time upped chances by 50 percent

1/10/2005
Elderly Avoiding Colorectal Cancer Screening

Many on Medicare don't seek help until symptoms appear, study shows

12/22/2004
DNA Test for Colon Cancer a Mixed Bag

Pricey test beats blood screen, but falls short of colonoscopy

12/16/2004
Colonoscopy Bests CT Scans and X-rays

Detects almost twice as many polyps as other procedures

12/1/2004
Cheap Test Can Close Colorectal Screening Gap

Fecal blood test can reach those other methods can't

11/16/2004
Selenium May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

Study suggests but doesn't prove benefits of mineral

11/5/2004
Colon Cancer Drug Wins Additional Approval

OK to combine with chemo after tumor removal