Colon Cancer

Even A Little Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk

Associations between drinking and cancer were particularly strong for cancers of the mouth, throat, stomach and colon.
Related topics: Alcohol, Cancer, Oncology

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Year In Review: Colorectal Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- MSI-H/dMMR Cancers A third of patients with advanced, progressive colorectal cancer (CRC) associated with high microsatellite instability (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficiency (dMMR) responded to PD-1 inhibition, data from...
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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More Evidence That Aspirin Can Stave Off Death

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Taking aspirin as infrequently as 1 to 3 times a month reduced the risk of all-cause and cancer-related mortality in older adults in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial compared to no...
Related topics: Aspirin, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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Colorectal Cancer: To Screen Or Not?

Patient preferences and values matter as much--or more--than guidelines, argues Kenny Lin. Georgetown University Family Medicine
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Deep Learning Identifies Molecular Patterns Of Cancer

An artificial intelligence platform can analyze genomic data extremely quickly, picking out key patterns to classify different types of colorectal tumors and improve the drug discovery process. The deeper analysis shows some colorectal subtypes need...
Related topics: Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Genomics, Medical Research

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Flavonoid Metabolite Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Researchers have found that 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzoic acid, one of the compounds produced when the body metabolizes or breaks down flavonoids, can inhibit cancer cell growth under specific conditions.
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Technique Visually Depicts How Cancer Cells Grow And Spread In Colon Tissue

Researchers have observed how stem cell mutations quietly arise and spread throughout a widening field of the colon until they eventually predominate and become a malignancy.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Stem Cells, Medical Research, Genetics

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Medical News Today: How Fruit And Vegetable Compounds Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

While scientists have known for some time that flavonoids can help fight colorectal cancer, the mechanisms have not been clear. Now, a study has found one.
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Intestinal Stem Cell Genes May Link Dietary Fat And Colon Cancer

Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to a new study. The study describes a new connection between the way cells consume fat and how genes regulate stem cell behavior in...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Low-dose Fish Oil No Help In Cutting Adenoma Risk

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Daily supplementation with marine omega-3 fatty acids was not associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) precursors in people of average risk, an ancillary study of the VITAL trial indicated. In multivariable...
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Gut Microbiota Imbalance Promotes The Onset Of Colorectal Cancer

Researchers have demonstrated that an imbalance in the gut microbiota, also known as 'dysbiosis', promotes the onset of colorectal cancer. The teams demonstrated that transplanting fecal flora from patients with colon cancer into mice caused lesions...
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Nudge Increases Cancer Screening Orders, But Patient-facing Nudge Needed, Too

By nudging doctors to consider a screening for breast or colorectal cancer, order rates jumped significantly, but patient completion rates didn't change
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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Four Studies Look At Global Burden Of Digestive Diseases

THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 -- Global burdens of colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and stomach cancer increased from 1990 to 2017, according to four studies published online Oct. 21 in The Lancet Gastroenterology...
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology, The Lancet

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Crc Trial Misses Pfs Goal With Active Regimen

(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A first-line multidrug combination failed to meet a progression-free survival (PFS) primary endpoint for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) despite eye-opening clinical activity, according to a study...
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Will Smith's Routine Colonoscopy Leads To Discovery Of Dangerous Pre-cancerous Polyp

Take a lesson from Will Smith: Stop rescheduling your colonoscopy."Had you not known, it continues to grow and grow and grow and in African-American men in particular, the right colon is where cancer is high because it's the biggest part," Stanford...
Related topics: Colonoscopy, Medical Research, Cancer, African-American, Oncology

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Achilles Heel Of Tumor Cells: Inhibiting The Mutated Genes That Keep Cancer Cells Alive

In almost all cases of colon cancer, a specific gene is mutated—this offers opportunities to develop broadly effective therapeutic approaches. Research teams in Würzburg have taken this a step further.
Related topics: Cancer, Genetics, Oncology, Medical Research

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After Beating Cancer, Eddie Olczyk Continues The Fight

Eddie Olczyk was ready to give up. The NHL player turned broadcaster was on his second round of chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer, and the effects were so severe that he told his wife, Diana, he couldn’t do it anymore. Diana told her...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Most Seniors 85+ Do Well After Colon Cancer Surgery: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 -- Patients aged 85 and older who have colon cancer surgery have high survival rates, a new study finds. People are living longer, so more seniors are being diagnosed with colon cancer, according to the authors of a study...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Cancer Screening Rates Lower Among Women With Diabetes

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 -- Women with diabetes have lower rates of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening compared with women without diabetes, according to a review published online Oct. 24 in Diabetologia. Dominika Bhatia, from the...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Diabetes

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New $5.7 Million Grant Aims To Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening, Follow-up Care In Appalachia

Cancer-control researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James) aim to increase...
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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