Colon Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/12/2004
Combo Treatment Improves Odds Against Certain Cancers

Heated chemotherapy, surgery may boost survival rates for some abdominal cavity tumor patients

2/10/2004
Colorectal Cancer: A Family Matter

Researchers establish a genetic link for the disease

2/3/2004
New Dietary Clue to Colon Cancer

Study finds possible link between glycemic load and development of disease

2/3/2004
Heart Disease Marker Now Tied to Colon Cancer

C-reactive protein links tumors, simmering irritation

2/3/2004
Catching the Culprit in Colon Cancer

Receptor activation increases development of precancerous intestinal polyps

2/2/2004
High Aspirin Doses Prevent Colon Polyps

Researchers say benefits must be balanced with risks

1/27/2004
Catching Colon Cancer in Women Can Be Tough

They're twice as likely as men to get inadequate sigmoidoscopy, study shows

1/12/2004
Colon Cancer Drug Approved for Wider Use

Helps slow tumor growth, spread

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