Colorectal Cancer

Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Current Smokers

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Current smokers are less likely to receive guideline-concordant screening studies for breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer versus never smokers, according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Network Open. Nina N....
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Smoking, Medical Research

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Google Trained Its Ai To Predict Lung Cancer

Of all cancers worldwide, lung cancer is the deadliest. It takes more than 1.7 million lives per year -- more than breast, prostate and colorectal cancer combined. Part of the problem is that the majority of cancers aren't caught until later...
Related topics: Google, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Oncology

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Colorectal Cancer Incidence Increasing In Younger Adults

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Colorectal cancer incidence is increasing among young adults in certain high-income countries, according to a study published online May 16 in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Marzieh Araghi, Ph.D., from the...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, The Lancet

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Cancer Drugs Promote Stem Cell Properties Of Colorectal Cancer

Scientists have now discovered that a certain group of cancer drugs (MEK Inhibitors) activates the cancer-promoting Wnt signalling pathway in colorectal cancer cells. This can lead to the accumulation of tumor cells with stem cell characteristics...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Stem Cells, Medical Research

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Crc: Low Vitamin D Post-op Tied To Worse Outcomes

(MedPage Today) -- Falling 25OHD levels after colorectal cancer surgery associated with poorer survival, could be employed as prognostic biomarker
Related topics: Vitamins, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Rate Of Ordering Cancer Screening Tests Decreases During Clinic Day

FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 -- As the clinic day progresses, the rate of clinician ordering of breast and colorectal cancer screening tests decreases, according to a study published online May 10 in JAMA Network Open. In a retrospective quality...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Whole-body Mri Accurate For Staging Colorectal Cancer, Nsclc

FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 -- Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) could be a quicker alternative to multimodality staging of colorectal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to two studies published online May 9 in The...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology, The Lancet

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Medical News Today: Physical Fitness Reduces Risk Of Lung And Bowel Cancers

A big study links higher fitness to lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer and higher fitness before diagnosis to better odds of surviving the diseases.
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied To Lower Risk For Lung Cancer, Crc

MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Higher cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is associated with a lower risk for incident lung and colorectal cancer and with a lower risk for all-cause mortality among those diagnosed with lung and colorectal cancer, according to...
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology

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Right Combination Of Diet And Bacteria Limits Cancer Progression

Researchers have discovered a combination of dietary factors and gut bacteria that inhibits the progression of colorectal cancer. Their findings could help exploit dietary regimens for therapeutic purposes to improve chemotherapy efficacy and reduce...
Related topics: Diet, Bacteria, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Chemotherapy

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Does Red Meat Give You Colon Cancer?

Have you heard? There’s a new “red meat will kill you” study. This time, it’s colorectal cancer. Here’s the press release. Here’s the full study. I covered this a couple Sundays ago in “Sunday with...
Related topics: Red Meat, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Promising Cancer ‘vaccine’ Clinical Trials Hint At Future Of Treatment

A pair of clinical trials this month revealed promising results related to two different cancer ‘vaccines.’ In the most recent update, a newly published study details a phase 1 clinical trial involving a colorectal cancer vaccination,...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Medical Research

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Financial Incentives Do Not Boost Use Of At-home Crc Screening Tests

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Financial incentives do not increase response rates among patients mailed at-home colorectal cancer screening tests, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Network Open. Shivan J. Mehta, M.D., of the...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Blocking Epigenetic Swiss Army Knife May Be A New Strategy For Treating Colorectal Cancer

A new study shows that blocking specific regions of a protein called UHRF1 switches on hundreds of cancer-fighting genes, impairing colorectal cancer cells' ability to grow and spread throughout the body.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Proteins, Genetics

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Global Microbial Signatures For Colorectal Cancer

Patients with colorectal cancer have the same consistent changes in the gut bacteria across continents, cultures, and diets -- a team of international researchers find in a new study. The hope is the results in the future can be used to develop a...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Screening For Colorectal Cancer At 45 Would Avert Deaths, But Testing Older Adults Would Do More

Starting routine colorectal cancer screening at age 45 rather than 50 would decrease U.S. cancer deaths, but screening a greater number of older and high-risk adults would avert nearly three times as many diagnoses and deaths at a lower cost.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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The Story Of Garp: A Potential Target For Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers reveal how the cell surface receptor GARP plays a role in T regulatory cell function and migration to the gut. Because the presence of T regulatory cells in the gut is generally associated with negative outcomes in patients with...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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'encouraging Activity' For Dual Anti-her2 Tx In Her2+, Kras Wild-type Mcrc (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- MyPathway data support use in heavily pretreated HER2-amplified metastatic colorectal cancer
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Asco: Guidelines Released For Early Detection, Treatment Of Crc

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Expert guidance has been provided on the early detection of colorectal cancer and on treatment and posttreatment follow-up; the two guidelines were recently published online in the Journal of Global Oncology. Gilberto...
Related topics: American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Crc In Young Adults: Misdiagnosed, So Advanced When Found

Colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is often suspected to be something else, so when it is eventually found, it is already advanced, suggest survey results. But an expert disagrees. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Polls

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