Colon Cancer

Which Drink Might Improve Colorectal Cancer Outcomes?

(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Coffee Associated With Improved Survival In Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients

In a large group of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, consumption of a few cups of coffee a day was associated with longer survival and a lower risk of the cancer worsening, researchers report in a new study.
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Many High-risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-up Colonoscopy

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Many Americans at high risk for colon cancer don't know how often they need to have a screening colonoscopy, researchers say. The report follows the recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Aug. 28 at age 43 after...
Related topics: Colonoscopy, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Key Cannabis Chemical May Help Prevent Colon Cancer: Researchers

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A chemical in marijuana may be able to help prevent colon cancer, according to a new study from top University of South Carolina researchers.The study, published in iScience, found that mice injected with THC and a cancer-causing...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Mailing It In; Hifu 'adequate' For Prostate Ca; Freezing Blunts Stem-cell Activity

(MedPage Today) -- Mail-in tests for colorectal cancer could improve cancer screening for underserved and underinsured populations. (UT Southwestern, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians) A preliminary study of high-intensity focused ultrasound...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Stem Cells, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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'he Was A Very, Very Private Person': Chadwick Boseman's Confidants Open Up About His Cancer Battle

Those close to Chadwick Boseman, who died last Friday at 43, are opening up about the "Black Panther" star's private battle with colon cancer.       
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Black Friday

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Chadwick Boseman's Agent Reveals Why He Kept Cancer Diagnosis Private

Chadwick Boseman‘s personal trainer Addison Henderson and longtime agent Michael Greene are speaking out and revealing details about his private battle with colon cancer after his shocking death at the age of 43 last week. In an interview with...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Colonoscopy Vs. Cologuard

When COVID-19 hit, routine cancer screenings nearly came to a halt. Now those postponed appointments and overdue tests will likely result in delayed cancer diagnoses. Now more than ever it’s an opportune time to educate the community about the...
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Colonoscopy

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Colorectal Cancer Has Been On The Rise Among Young People Since The 1990s

Chadwick Boseman’s death at just 43 from colon cancer has led to a greater awareness of these type of cancers and the fact that they can be fatal for young people. Most people don’t get screening or colonoscopies until age 50, and...
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Model Better Predicts Lung Cancer Risk For African Americans

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 -- The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial Model 2012 (PLCOm2012) risk prediction model is more sensitive for identifying African American ever-smokers for lung cancer screening than the U.S....
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, African-American, Smoking

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Chadwick Boseman’s Wakanda: Afro-futurism Is In The Present

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death at the all too young age of 43 from colorectal cancer has been weighing on me the past couple of days. I am a fan. But I also am battling cancer, and I think I understand...
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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What Has Colon Cancer Screening Got To Do With Self-driving Cars?

An excerpt from Scope Forward: The Future of Gastroenterology Is Now in Your Hands. Over a decade ago, many of us still used landline phones, watched cable TV, rented DVDs, called for taxis, took photos using cameras, and drove over to Borders to...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Health Photos

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Zimbabwean Activist And Opposition Leader Dies Of Cancer

A young Zimbabwean thrust into anti-government activism while searching for his missing journalist brother has died of colon cancer, just as well-wishers had raised money to get him into surgery
Related topics: Activism, Cancer, Oncology

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Single-cell Rna Sequencing Sheds New Light On Cancer Cells' Varied Response To Chemotherapy

Single-cell analysis, done in three colon cancer cell lines, is believed to be the first to profile transcriptome-level changes in response to DNA damage across individual cells.
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy, DNA

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Bevacizumab Boosts Liver Resection In Ras-positive Mcrc

(MedPage Today) -- Almost four times as many patients with liver-limited, unresectable metastatic RAS-positive colorectal cancer (CRC) converted to resectable status when bevacizumab (Avastin) was added to chemotherapy, a randomized trial showed...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Avastin, Chemotherapy

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Could Viagra, Cialis Help Boost Colon Cancer Survival?

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- Erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra may do more than restore sexual function -- they may also prolong the lives of men with colon cancer. That's the conclusion of a new Swedish study, which...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Erectile Dysfunction, Medical Research

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Older Colon Cancer Patients May Be Ok For Lap Surgery

(MedPage Today) -- Long-term results with laparoscopic procedures came out even with open surgery in an unblinded randomized trial involving patients 75 and older needing colorectal cancer resection, Japanese researchers reported. Among 190...
Related topics: Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Smokers Less Likely To Receive Breast, Cervical, Crc Screening

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2020 -- Current smokers have lower odds of obtaining cancer screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in BMJ Open. Victor A. Eng, from Stanford University School of...
Related topics: Smoking, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Unlocking How Cellular Proteins Control Cancer Spread

A new insight into cell signals that control cancer growth and migration could help in the search for effective anti-cancer drugs. A McGill-led study reveals key biochemical processes that advance our understanding of colorectal cancer, the third...
Related topics: Proteins, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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More Data Back Common Drugs As Adjuncts For Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Recurrence after surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC) declined by almost two-thirds in patients who received a short course of a COX2 inhibitor and a beta blocker, a small randomized trial showed. Patients who received the drugs...
Related topics: Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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