Colorectal Cancer

Right-sided Crc Metastases Call For 'more Aggressive' Approach

(MedPage Today) -- Colorectal cancer (CRC) metastases from right-sided primary tumors and CRC liver metastases had higher rates of local failure following stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), a single-institution retrospective study found...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Colorectal Cancer Patient Helps Others With Autobiography

Laura Shook's stage 3 colorectal cancer diagnosis was followed by six weeks of chemotherapy, daily radiation treatments, surgical intervention and several months of recovery. The thought of turning her experience into a book didn't cross her mind...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Autobiographies, Biographies, Chemotherapy

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Annual Cost Of Cancer Care Reached $156 Billion

Breast, lung, and colorectal cancers were the most expensive to treat Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology

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Massive Study Shows Impact Of Colorectal Cancer Screening

David Kerr discusses a study of 3.1 million Europeans that illustrates the impact of national screening programs on colorectal cancer incidence, burden, and mortality. Medscape Oncology
Related topics: Medical Research, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Small Molecule May Prevent Metastasis In Colorectal Cancer

The compound works by hindering a key pathway that cancer cells rely upon to hoard energy, and is already undergoing clinical trials.
Related topics: Metastasis, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Clinical Trials

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Safe To Omit Bolus In 5-fu For Colorectal Cancer?

David Kerr discusses a recent study investigating the need for bolus 5-FU in the chemotherapy regimen for colorectal cancer. Medscape Oncology
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Chemotherapy

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Lilly's (lly) Erbitux Gets Fda Nod For Expanded Use In Crc

Eli Lilly LLY announced that the FDA has approved the expanded use of its drug Erbitux to treat colorectal cancer (“CRC”). The approval is for a combination of Erbitux (cetuximab) and Pfizer’s PFE Braftovi (encorafenib) to treat...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Pfizer

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Seagen (sgen) Completes Enrollment In Colorectal Cancer Study

Seagen Inc. SGEN announced that it has completed patient enrollment in the phase II MOUNTAINEER study evaluating its marketed drug, Tukysa (tucatinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (“TKI”).The company has completed enrollment in the...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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How High-fat Diets Allow Cancer Cells To Go Unnoticed

A high-fat diet increases the incidence of colorectal cancer. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Fellow Semir Beyaz and collaborators from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that in mice, fat disrupts the...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Diet, Harvard University, Medical Research

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New Noninvasive Tests For Colon And Prostate Cancer Presented At The 2021 Aacc Annual Scientific...

Two research teams have developed new noninvasive tests that use either blood or saliva samples to diagnose cases of colorectal cancer or prostate cancer, respectively. Presented today at the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo,...
Related topics: Blood Test, Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Cleveland Clinic Launches Center For Young-onset Colorectal Cancer

Cleveland Clinic has established a center focused on the diagnosis, care, and research of young-onset colorectal cancer.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Mirati (mrtx) Reports Positive Data From Colorectal Cancer Study

Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. MRTX announced positive data from a cohort of the phase I/II KRYSTAL–1 study evaluating its leading KRAS inhibitor adagrasib in patients with heavily pretreated colorectal cancer (“CRC”).The cohort from...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Does Ms Affect Survival Rate After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis?

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are diagnosed with colorectal cancer may be at a higher risk of dying from cancer or other causes over the next six months to one year than people with colorectal cancer who do not have MS, according to a...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Multiple Sclerosis, Medical Research

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'the Art Of Deliberate Listening'; Access Tied To Outcomes; No 'a' In Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Lessons learned from the absence of sound and "the art of deliberate listening." (Journal of Clinical Oncology) A study from France showed that new diagnoses of metastatic colorectal cancer during the initial surge of the COVID...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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More Evidence Supports Crc Screening At Younger Ages

(MedPage Today) -- Prior to current colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations, incidence of young-onset CRC was estimated to increase by 20% to 30% by 2027, a researcher said. Modeler analyses based on 56,000 cases of CRC among adults...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Antihypertensives Linked To Reduced Mortality In Colorectal Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1, 2021 -- Antihypertensive medication use is associated with a reduction in cancer-specific mortality among patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a study published in the August issue of Cancer...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Mechanism For Development Of Rare Colorectal Cancer Subtype Identified

Researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, recently discovered a mechanism to explain what drives the formation of mucinous colorectal adenocarcinoma...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Maternal Obesity May Up Crc Risk In Adult Offspring

TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 -- Maternal obesity and certain patterns of pregnancy weight gain are associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in adult offspring, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in Gut. Caitlin C. Murphy,...
Related topics: Obesity, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Are Early-onset Colorectal Cancers More Aggressive?

(MedPage Today) -- Early-onset colorectal cancer (EO-CRC) is not biologically different from, or more aggressive than, average-onset CRC (AO-CRC), according to a comparative analysis. "EO-CRCs are more commonly left-sided and present with rectal...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Blood-pressure Drugs Could Improve Colorectal Cancer Survival, Study Suggests

ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers and thiazide diuretics were all associated with decreased mortality in patients with colorectal cancer.
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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