Colorectal Cancer

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: Colon 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, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate 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: Colon 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, Colon 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: Colon Cancer, 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: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Colon Cancer: Changes In Gut Bacteria May Lead To New Blood Test

A new study conducted in mice and humans suggests that imbalances in gut bacteria may play a key role in the development of sporadic colorectal cancer.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Bacteria, Blood Test, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Colon Pain

Many factors can cause colon pain, including constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and colorectal cancer. Learn more about the causes of colon pain and their treatment options here.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Constipation, Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Cancer, Oncology

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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: Colon 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, Colon 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: Colon 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, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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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: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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American College Of Gastroenterology Announces Winners Of Fifth Annual Scopy Awards

American College of Gastroenterology announces 2019 SCOPY Award winners (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence) to recognize the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education and...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Prediagnostic Colonoscopy Cuts Colorectal Cancer Death Risk

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 -- The risk for colorectal cancer death drops with an increasing number of prediagnostic colonoscopies, largely due to fewer advanced cancers at time of diagnosis, according to a study recently published in BMC Cancer. Ming...
Related topics: Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Triplet Tx Ups Survival In Braf V600e-mutated Colorectal Cancer

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 -- A triplet combination of therapies (encorafenib, cetuximab, and binimetinib) results in significantly longer overall survival and a higher response rate than standard therapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Treatment For Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

Researchers have developed an innovative drug treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a rare, inherited condition that affects adolescents and young adults and often leads to colorectal cancer.
Related topics: Medical Research, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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A Cancer Diagnostics Company You Should Own Today

Exact Sciences (NASDAQ: EXAS) markets a diagnostic test called Cologuard for the detection of colorectal cancer, the second deadliest cancer in America with more than 51,000 deaths annually. Early detection can be life-changing. According to the...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Nasdaq

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Low Cancer Suspicion Tied To Delay In Crc Referral In Primary Care

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 -- Delay in referral for colorectal cancer (CRC) in primary care is associated with low cancer suspicion, according to a study published in the September/October issue of Annals of Family Medicine. Nicole F. van Erp, M.D.,...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Triplet-targeted Therapy Improves Survival For Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer And Braf...

The three-drug combination of encorafenib, binimetinib and cetuximab significantly improved overall survival (OS) in patients with BRAF-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), according to results of the BEACON CRC Phase III clinical trial led...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Clinical Trials

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