Colon Cancer News

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8/3/2012
Zaltrap Approved for Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Among people whose cancer has spread

7/31/2012
Genes May Be Key for Patients With Multiple Colon Polyps

In the future, genetic screening may be advised for those prone to inherited disorder, study suggests

7/25/2012
If Colonoscopy Picks Up Cancer Risk, Get Next Screen in 5 Years: Study

But U.S. recommendations call for 3-year interval after high-risk polyps removed

7/20/2012
Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies

Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

7/18/2012
Colon, Rectal Cancers Seem to Be Same Disease

Research finds their genetic mutations to be virtually indistinguishable

7/17/2012
7/10/2012
No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

7/9/2012
New Test Helps Evaluate Cancer Drug's Merit

Erbitux is designed for people with colon cancer

7/2/2012
'Virtual' Colonoscopy Safe, Effective for Medicare Patients: Study

But experts say colonoscopy still trumps CT-guided scan for now

6/17/2012
Safer Grilling Methods Might Cut Cancer Risk

Expert offers tips for healthier outdoor cooking

6/14/2012
18 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022: Report

Most survivable cancers are those diagnosed and treated early, experts say

6/11/2012
No Cancer Risk From Long-Acting Insulin: Studies

Insulin glargine (Lantus) appears safe, but longer studies needed, researcher says

6/6/2012
More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease

New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity

6/6/2012
Some Docs Would Order Cancer Screening for Very Sick Elderly

However, study found most physicians considered patients' age, health in recommendations

6/4/2012
Combination Drug, Chemo May Extend Life of Colon Cancer Patients

Research supports second-line treatment with Avastin and chemotherapy in advanced-stage disease

6/1/2012
Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030

Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

5/31/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Colon Polyps

Things that may help lower your risk

5/29/2012
Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Skin Cancer: Study

Over-the-counter, prescription 'NSAID' meds appeared to lower risk in Danish patients

5/29/2012
Health Tip: Preparing for Colonoscopy

Including avoiding solid foods

5/22/2012
Patients Prefer More Invasive Form of Colon Scan: Study

They reported less pain with traditional colonoscopy than with 'virtual' imaging procedure

5/22/2012
Colonoscopy May Detect Curable Cancer in Elderly: Study

Screening should be offered to healthy seniors who haven't been tested before, researchers say

5/22/2012
Middle-Aged Diabetics May Need Earlier Colon Checks

Type 2 disease linked with higher risk of precancerous lesions in those 40 to 49, study finds

5/21/2012
Moveable Magnets Used to Forge Gastric Bypass in Pigs

Minimally invasive approach might have applications for weight-loss procedures, cancer care in humans

5/21/2012
Study Supports Value of Sigmoidoscopy, an Alternative to Colonoscopy

Research suggests the test can help prevent colon cancer incidence, deaths

5/17/2012
Many Primary Care Docs Don't Know Long-Term Effects of Chemo: Survey

Experts stress that information needs to be passed on after cancer treatment ends

5/15/2012
Blacks, Hispanics Have Higher Colon Polyp Risk Than Previously Thought

Their rate of the precancerous colon growths was higher than that of whites, study finds

5/14/2012
Researchers Test Laxative-Free Colon Scan

But virtual procedure isn't ready for prime time yet, researchers say

5/14/2012
Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Not Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Despite some hope from prior research, study finds no benefit from beta blocker medications

5/9/2012
Colon Cancer Gaps for Blacks, Whites Largely Due to Screening

Survival differences could be narrowed with more equal care access, computer model suggests

5/8/2012
Exercise May Boost Survival in Breast, Colon Cancer Patients

Review looked at six decades of studies on cancer, physical activity

5/3/2012
U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report

However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

5/1/2012
Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk

New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

4/26/2012
Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say

Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

4/19/2012
Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report

But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

4/10/2012
Many Patients Skip Recommended Colonoscopy: Study

Follow-through is more likely with other screening tests for colon cancer

4/4/2012
Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening

Embarrassment may prompt some women to avoid the recommended tests, researchers say

4/4/2012
More Fake Avastin Found in U.S., FDA Says

Medical practices told to stop using the counterfeit cancer drug distributed under the name Altuzan

4/3/2012
Experimental Chemo Combo for Colon Cancer Disappoints

Adding the drug Erbitux to standard treatment delivered no extra benefit, study says

4/3/2012
You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health

Half of cancer survivors die of other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

4/3/2012
New Stool Test Might Aid in Early Detection of Colon Cancer

Unlike other such screens, researchers say the test isn't affected by certain lifestyle factors

4/2/2012
Immune-Based Drug Combo Might Extend Cancer Survival

Preliminary study found that IL-2 plus retinoic acid helped patients with advanced disease

3/30/2012
Drugs Previously Thought to Be Toxic May Stop Spread of Cancer

Medications target cancer stem cells, which are resistant to most other drugs, study says

3/29/2012
Inadequate Bowel Prep May Invalidate Colonoscopy

Study suggests procedure should be cancelled if visibility is poor

3/21/2012
More Evidence Shows That Daily Aspirin Might Combat Cancer

Latest findings don't mean people should start popping aspirin every morning, experts stress

3/15/2012
New Clues to Link Between Fatty Diet, Colon Cancer

Researchers found genetic changes that affect how body uses insulin

3/5/2012
New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Focus on Individual Risk

Update emphasizes ordering tests based on each patient's odds of developing the disease

3/4/2012
Too Many Americans Skipping Colon Cancer Screening

Americans 50 and older who haven't had a colonoscopy screening should get one, experts urge

2/24/2012
In Tougher Economy, Fewer Americans Get Colonoscopy

High co-pays lead many to skip life-saving screen, study finds

2/23/2012
Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

But other experts believe the approach may still not outperform invasive colonoscopy

2/22/2012
Studies Offer More Evidence That Colonoscopy Saves Lives

Study found 53% lower death rate in patients who had polyps removed during screening