Colon Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/2/2004
Smoking Ups Risk of Colon Polyps

Study finds chances three times greater than for nonsmokers

11/2/2004
Obese Women More Likely to Get Colorectal Cancer

Face greater risk than obese men, study finds

11/1/2004
Virtual Colonoscopy Not Ready for Prime Time

Despite advances, it still has radiation risks and accuracy problems, new study finds

10/25/2004
Hispanics, Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Colon Cancer

They skip screenings when not reminded by doctors, new study finds.

10/19/2004
New 'Superaspirin' Prevents Colon Cancer in Mice

And it works without causing gastrointestinal bleeding, study finds

10/19/2004
Apple Skins Might Keep Colon Cancer Away

Second study finds gout drug could offer similar benefits

10/1/2004
Insulin Therapy Linked to Colorectal Cancer

Duration of therapy may elevate risk, small study suggests

9/30/2004
Vitamin Supplements May Boost Cancer Risk

Study finds no protective effect against gastrointestinal tumors

9/8/2004
Virtual Colonoscopy Gains Respect

The imaging technique shows promise, but obstacles remain

9/6/2004
Health Tip: Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Get screened, even if you have no symptoms

9/1/2004
Virtual Colonoscopy Shows Promise

While not perfect, it could become key screening tool for cancer, researchers say

8/26/2004
Cancer Drug Warning Won't Change Its Use

Avastin advisory on side effects based on updated trial data

8/16/2004
Doctors Doing Too Many Colonoscopies

Confusing guidelines might be the reason why, study finds

8/3/2004
Chemo Offers No Long-Term Survival Benefit for Colon Cancer

But the drug regimens studied are no longer recommended by doctors

7/21/2004
New Colorectal Cancer Drug Raises Hopes, Questions

Doctors debate its effectiveness and cost

7/6/2004
Milk Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

A glass a day reduces risk, study finds

6/15/2004
Calcium Seems to Protect Against Colorectal Cancer

Supplements effective at reducing polyps that can lead to tumors, study says

6/8/2004
Cholesterol Drugs May Double as Cancer Fighters

But researchers say more study is needed before using statins against tumors

6/6/2004
Predicting Progress of Colon Cancer

Biomarker may help gauge response to treatment, researchers say

6/2/2004
Drugs Improve Outlook for Colon Cancer Patients

One prolongs life, another prevents recurrence

5/30/2004
Americans Not Getting Lifesaving Screenings Often Enough

Confusion, procrastination play a part in delays, survey finds

5/24/2004
Colon Cancer More Deadly For Blacks

Study suggests underlying biological cause for difference

5/20/2004
Soy May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Researchers found molecule suppressed tumor cells in mice

5/19/2004
Coaxing People to Test Themselves for Colon Cancer

Direct mailing of test kits and follow-up reminders increased screening rates

5/18/2004
Many Women Overlook Testing for Colon Cancer

Study found fewer than half of those over 50 had been checked for disease

5/12/2004
Small-Incision Surgery Safe and Effective For Colon Cancer

It reduces pain, hospital time for patients, a new study says

4/19/2004
Too Much Drinking Could Serve Up Colon Cancer

More than three glasses of wine, beer or liquor a day increases risk by 40%

4/16/2004
New DNA Test Catches Colon Cancer

Genetic marker may help identify malignancies without need for colonoscopy

4/13/2004
Colon Cancer Test Disappoints

Virtual colonoscopy fails to detect many cancers, study finds

4/9/2004
Laparoscopic Surgery Recovery Time Faster for Colon Cancer Patients

Survival rate actually a bit better than conventional surgery

4/2/2004
Virtual Colonoscopy: New Weapon in War Against Cancer

Doctors hope they'll lead to more screenings for colorectal tumors

3/29/2004
Studies Find Little Link Between Acrylamide and Cancers

Earlier research had suggested the chemical found in some fried foods posed a risk

3/25/2004
Public Confused on Cholesterol, Cancer Screening

Most know they should get tests but too few do, survey finds

3/22/2004
Simple Ways to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Study suggests better education, more reminders about exams

3/11/2004
A Virtual Prognosis for Colon Cancer Risk

Computer program predicts chances of disease

3/11/2004
Colorectal Cancer

Ways to minimize your risk

3/9/2004
She Beat Colon Cancer

Former patient advises others not to ignore symptoms

3/9/2004
Catching Colon Cancer Early

Experts say it can be beaten if detected soon enough

3/3/2004
HRT's Benefits for Colon Cancer in Doubt

Hormone supplements may cause women to miss early diagnosis

2/26/2004
First Cancer Drug That Cuts Off Blood Is OK'd

Prevents formation of new blood vessels

2/18/2004
Testing for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

New guidelines aim to help doctors determine whether others face risks

2/12/2004
Anti-Cancer Drug Wins OK on 2nd Try

At center of Martha Stewart scandal