Colorectal Cancer

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
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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, Colon Cancer, Lung 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, Colon 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, Colon 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: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Clinical Challenge: Test Your Knowledge Of Colorectal Cancer

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

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Clinical Challenge: Role Of Targeted Therapy In Colorectal Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- The concept of using a chemical that is specific to a pathogenic target dates back to the early 1900s but did not become a reality for colorectal cancer (CRC) until decades later with the approval of the EGFR inhibitor cetuximab...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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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, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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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,...
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Lasting Drop Seen In Crc Incidence, Death After Negative Colonoscopy

TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 -- Colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality are reduced for a period of 17.4 years following a single negative screening colonoscopy, according to a study published online May 26 in the Annals of Internal...
Related topics: Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Researchers Id Target For Colorectal Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers have identified a target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy.
Related topics: Medical Research, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Blood Test Promising As Colorectal Cancer Screen

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Testing blood for three distinct colorectal cancer (CRC) markers showed perfect sensitivity and 90% specificity for detecting malignancy in a preliminary study, researchers said. The test involves detection of circulating...
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Missed Young-onset Colon Cancers: It's Not The Guidelines' Fault

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Consistently implemented, current recommendations for family history-based screening could potentially improve the detection and prevention of early-onset colorectal cancer (EOCRC), an analysis of international cancer...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Cancer And Covid-19; Breast Cancer Progress; Rt For Women: Good News, Bad News

]]>(MedPage Today) -- An American Cancer Society feature focuses on the challenges of a cancer survivor now coping with life at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with operable colorectal cancer should...
Related topics: American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology

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Pfizer's Braftovi Combo Gets Fda Nod For Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal Cancer: Proposed Guidelines For The Covid-19 Era

Drs David and Rachel Kerr of the University of Oxford present suggested guidance for the management of patients during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Medscape Oncology
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Study: Any Polyps Raise Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Patients with any polyp subtype had a higher risk than the general population of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) in a Swedish cohort that had generally not been previously screened, a large register-based study found --...
Related topics: Medical Research, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Recommendations Updated For Postcolonoscopy Management

FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 -- In two guideline updates from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, published in the March issue of Gastroenterology, recommendations are presented for postcolonoscopy management and endoscopic removal...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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