Colon Cancer

Weekly Link Love — Edition 89

Research of the Week National handgrip score predicts Olympic medal tally. Got super high cholesterol? Might be the carbs. An EVOO-based high-fat diet causes a good kind of gut dysbiosis that lowers the risk of colon cancer. How time has passed for...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cholesterol, Diet, Cancer, Oncology

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Mary Kay Letourneau Dead At 58 After Battling Colon Cancer

Mary Kay Letourneau -- the former teacher imprisoned after pleading guilty to raping her student, whom she later married -- is dead after battling stage 4 colon cancer ... TMZ has learned. Mary's now-estranged husband, Vili Fualaau,...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Antihypertensives Linked To Reduced Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

A large retrospective study showed a reduced risk of developing colorectal cancer among persons who used commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Medicaid Expansion Contributing To Earlier Cancer Diagnosis

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 -- Among low-income adults, the odds of being diagnosed with metastatic breast, cervical, colorectal, or lung cancers decreased following Medicaid expansion in Ohio, according to a study published online July 6 in...
Related topics: Medicaid, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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'alarming' Crc Hotspots; A Pandemic Opportunity; Microbubble Cancer Therapy?

(MedPage Today) -- New research shows an "alarming trend of increasing rates" of colorectal cancer (CRC) in young Black men living in certain hotspots, including west-central Appalachia, the lower Mississippi Delta, and eastern Virginia/North...
Related topics: Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Pembrolizumab Gets First-line Indication For Mcrc

(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The FDA approved the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) as initial treatment of metastatic, mismatch repair deficient (dMMR)/microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) colorectal cancer (CRC). The first-line...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Surge In Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After Covid-19 Delays

Months of delay in diagnosis of colorectal cancer could shorten survival, although more data are needed, according to expert analysis. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Guardant Health's Blood Cancer Test Detects Early-stage Colon Cancer

Results from a study by Guardant Health (NASDAQ: GH), presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Virtual Annual Meeting II, showed the company's Lunar-2 blood test can detect early-stage colon cancer.Lunar-2 uses blood to detect...
Related topics: Blood Test, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Nasdaq

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Clinical Challenge: Test Your Knowledge Of Colorectal Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Three questions about recent developments in colorectal cancer
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Coronavirus Expected To Cause 10,000 More Cancer Deaths In U.s.

Ethen Kim Lieser Health, The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will likely cause at least 10,000 additional deaths from breast cancer and colorectal cancer over the next decade in the United States, according to one of the country’s leading voices on...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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Naming Noncompliant Patients May Up Early Crc Detection

(MedPage Today) -- Providing general practitioners with a list of specific nonadherent patients led to a modest but significant increase in the number of cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) detected after 1 year compared with usual care, according...
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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A Good Vitamin D Status Can Protect Against Cancer

A good vitamin D status is beneficial both in cancer prevention and in the prognosis of several cancers, according to a new research review. The anti-cancer effects of vitamin D are especially pronounced in the prevention and treatment of colon...
Related topics: Vitamins, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Clinical Challenges: Molecular Testing In Crc

(MedPage Today) -- Molecular testing for colorectal cancer (CRC) has evolved considerably over the past decade and will continue to do so as new mutations and biomarkers associated with the disease are identified. More than 30 years ago,...
Related topics: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Medical Research

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How A Delay In Colonoscopy Screening May Affect Cancer Risk

For people at low risk for colon cancer, delays in colonoscopy screening may not dramatically affect cancer risk, a new study suggests.
Related topics: Colonoscopy, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Adherence To Diabetes Meds May Cut Mortality In Colorectal Cancer

TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 -- For patients with colorectal cancer and diabetes, adherence to diabetes medication is associated with better survival, according to a study published online June 1 in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers &...
Related topics: Diabetes, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Drugs Make Headway Against Lung, Prostate, Colon Cancers

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Merck's Keytruda Better Than Chemotherapy For Certain Colon Cancers

Chalk up another win for Merck's (NYSE: MRK) blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda, this time in patients with microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) unresectable or metastatic colorectal cancer. In layman's terms,...
Related topics: Merck & Co, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Oncology, Colorectal Cancer

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First-line Win For Anti-pd-1 Drug In Advanced Colon Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Patients with untreated heavily mutated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) lived twice as long without disease progression when they received an immune checkpoint inhibitor instead of chemotherapy, a randomized trial showed...
Related topics: Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Regular Aspirin Use Tied To Lower Risk For Digestive Tract Cancers

FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 -- Regular aspirin use is associated with a lower risk for colorectal and other digestive tract cancers, according to a review published in the May 1 issue of the Annals of Oncology. Cristina Bosetti, Ph.D., from the Istituto...
Related topics: Aspirin, Cancer, Oncology

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Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy Combo Promising In Early-stage Colon Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Myriam Chalabi, Lorenzo F. Fanchi, et al.; George Coukos Target Audience and Goal Statement: Oncologists, gastroenterologists The goal of this study was to determine if a neoadjuvant immunotherapy combination...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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