Colon Cancer News

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Article Title
1/6/2004
No Link Between Breast Cancer Risk and Colorectal Cancer

Genetic predisposition for one does not increase chances of other

12/15/2003
Measuring the Risk for Colorectal Cancer

New index may help decide who doesn't need colonscopies

12/9/2003
Vitamin D Seems to Thwart Colorectal Cancer

It's just one of several steps people can take to protect themselves

12/2/2003
Catching Colorectal Cancer in its Tracks

Routine screening leads to earlier detection and lower health-care costs

11/20/2003
Western Diet Link to Intestinal Cancer Studied

High-fat foods, gene mutation and disease are focus of new research effort.

10/28/2003
Ginger Snaps Colon Cancer Growth in Mice

Active ingredient in spice is key, new study says

10/23/2003
No Need to Flush Bowels Before Surgery

Study says mechanical bowel preparation not needed before colorectal procedures

10/21/2003
Coffee May Protect Against Colon Cancer

Morning cup of java carries potent antioxidant, researchers say

10/13/2003
Virtual Colonoscopy Isn't Foolproof

New imaging device can miss 25 percent of lesions in the colon

10/13/2003
Hard Alcohol Ups Risk of Colon Cancer

But wine appears protective, says new research

9/2/2003
Decrease in Cancer Deaths Levels Off

But U.S. report sees declines in leading cancer killers

7/21/2003
Pizza Packs Anti-Cancer Punch

It cuts risk of digestive tract tumors, study contends

7/16/2003
Not All Colorectal Cancer Patients Suited for Chemotherapy

Study finds those whose tumors have many repeat sections of DNA do better without it

7/16/2003
The 'Katie Couric Effect'

Her colonoscopy led to increase in number of people having the test

7/14/2003
Colorectal Cancer Drug Gets Second Look

Researchers say it may help treat earlier stages of disease

7/1/2003
Testing for Colorectal Cancer: How Often Is Enough?

2 new studies suggest dramatically different timetables

6/30/2003
Obesity Worsens Women's Colon Cancer Prognosis

But men don't suffer same risk, study finds

6/4/2003
Study Ties Colon Cancer to Night Work

Nurses found to have higher rates of disease

5/22/2003
Blacks More Susceptible to Colorectal Cancer

They're more likely than whites to develop, and die from, it

5/20/2003
Beta-Carotene Not Always a Sure Bet Against Cancer

It increases risk of colorectal cancer in smokers, drinkers

5/13/2003
Do More Calories Help Colon Cancer Patients?

Study says those who ate more lived longer; experts doubt link

5/8/2003
Drugs No Substitute for Colonoscopy

Screening for colorectal cancer more cost-effective than medication

5/7/2003
Getting More Folks to Check for Colon Cancer

People may prefer more comfortable method for screening, study finds

5/2/2003
High-Fiber Diet Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

New research counters studies that had questioned its benefits

4/17/2003
Treating One Cancer May Beget Another

Study warns about process experimental drugs use

4/15/2003
Screening Interval for Colorectal Cancer Questioned

Study finds benefits of sigmoidoscopy can last 10 years or more

3/18/2003
Men Choose Prostate Over Colon for Cancer Screening

Many avoid colon screenings, although they save more lives

3/13/2003
New Test for Colon Cancer Risk?

Researchers find gene irregularity may translate into higher odds of disease

3/12/2003
Colorectal Cancer: A Potential Killer That Can Be Beaten

Early screenings save lives, doctors say

3/12/2003
Katie Couric's Personal Crusade

'Today' show anchor helps lead fight against deadly but preventable colorectal cancer

3/11/2003
Acupuncture a Salve for Colorectal Cancer?

Study examines whether treatment can ease symptoms in those with advanced disease

3/7/2003
One Woman's Battle With Colon Cancer

Molly McMaster, diagnosed with the disease at 23, remains cancer-free at 27

3/5/2003
Aspirin Cuts Intestinal Polyps in At-Risk People

One a day cuts chances in those who've had disease or polyps

2/24/2003
Screening Rates Low for Colorectal Cancer

Study: Half of patients return after having polyps removed

2/22/2003
Vaccine for Colorectal Cancer Being Tested

Clinical trials expanded for patients with advanced disease

2/19/2003
Colon Cancer Screening

Get tested earlier if there's a family history

2/11/2003
Red Meat and Fatty Foods Spell Trouble for Your Colon

Diet heavy in those and refined grains may increase colon cancer risk for women

2/10/2003
Montezuma's Revenge Against Cancer

Bug that causes traveler's bane may fight colorectal tumors

2/4/2003
Colonoscopy Riskier Than Sigmoidoscopy

Study finds colon perforation more common in more thorough exam

1/28/2003
No Cancer Risk Found in Food Chemical

First study of acrylamide in humans finds no link

1/26/2003
Know the Risks for Colorectal Cancer

The disease is almost entirely preventable

12/3/2002
Less Invasive Cancer Screen May Save Lives

Early results good on sigmoidoscopy for colorectal polyps

12/2/2002
New Link to Colon Cancer Found

Researchers find genetic evidence of common virus in intestinal tumors

11/15/2002
Red Meat Increases Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Diet high in animal fat led to more disease among Chinese in Singapore

11/15/2002
Common Virus May be Linked to Colorectal Cancer

But more research needed to prove the connection

11/5/2002
Fiber Overload Won't Stop Recurring Colon Polyps

Study: Supplements no help to those already eating a lot

11/1/2002
Region, Not Race, Key In Cancer Screening

Testing is least likely in rural South, study finds

10/22/2002
Smoking and Colorectal Polyps

The first increases the risk for the second

9/5/2002
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Alternative Medicine

Use therapies to improve general health and sense of well-being

8/20/2002
St. John's Wort a Bad Match for Chemo Drug

Herbal supplement interferes with colorectal cancer drug