Colon Cancer

Side of Origin Affects Colon Cancer Survival

Side of Origin Affects Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers observed a significant disparity in colon cancer mortality related to origin location, independent of confounding variables.

Novel Colonoscopy Prep Is Poised to Improve Screening Rates for Colon Cancer

Novel Colonoscopy Prep Is Poised to Improve Screening Rates for Colon Cancer

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Novel preparation formulation is as effective and safe as current colon prep for colonoscopy. Plus, study participants gave the prep experience a high satisfaction rating.

Adjuvant Therapy Improves Survival in Stage II Colon Cancer, Study Confirms

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A very large retrospective study of patients with stage II colon cancer found adjuvant therapy improves survival, regardless of treatment regimen, patient age, or high-risk pathologic risk features.

In Stage II Colon Cancer, Adjuvant Chemo is Associated With Improved OS

In Stage II Colon Cancer, Adjuvant Chemo is Associated With Improved OS

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Adjuvant chemotherapy is associated with improved overall survival in patients with stage II colon cancer regardless of treatment regimen, patient age, or high-risk pathologic risk features.

Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice

Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice

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Consumption of walnuts reduced the growth of colon cancer. Researchers saw a reduction in tumor growth in mice that ate the equivalent of approximately 1 ounce of walnuts a day.

Higher Vitamin D Levels Lower Risk of Cancer in Women

Higher Vitamin D Levels Lower Risk of Cancer in Women

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Higher serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) correlated with a reduced risk of cancer in women.

Breast and Colorectal Cancer Disparities Persist in African Americans

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Disparities in some cancer mortality rates between African Americans and whites in the United States have decreased, but these differences remain in colorectal and breast cancers.

Researchers Identify Tumor Signature That Serves as a Biomarker of at Least 5 Types of Cancer

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A methylation signature was identified in 5 types of cancer, and it likely occurs in more. These findings may aid in developing a blood test to diagnose cancer at early stages, when it is most treatable.

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Worse Survival Following Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy With Cytoreductive Surgery

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Worse Survival Following Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy With Cytoreductive Surgery

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A study examined the relationship between depression and survival for patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy combined with cytoreductive surgery.

Time to Follow-up Colonoscopy After Positive Colon Cancer Screening Results Varies Significantly

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The time between a positive fecal blood test result for colon cancer screening and a follow-up colonoscopy varies widely across the United States.

CDX2 Expression Predictive of Chemotherapy Benefit in Patients With Stage II Colorectal Cancer

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Lack of CDX2 expression identified a subgroup of patients with high-risk stage II colon cancer who seemed to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.

Risk for Colorectal Cancer at a Younger Age Higher in Racial, Ethnic Minorities

Risk for Colorectal Cancer at a Younger Age Higher in Racial, Ethnic Minorities

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is diagnosed in younger persons in a significantly higher proportion of minority groups in the United States.

Effect of Teaching Program on Capecitabine-Related HFS Management

Effect of Teaching Program on Capecitabine-Related HFS Management

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There was a statistically significant improvement in knowledge of self-identification and management of hand-foot syndrome.

Measure of Outpatient Colonoscopy Quality Created

Measure of Outpatient Colonoscopy Quality Created

Fifteen variables independently associated with measure; shows variation in quality among facilities

Some Employment Benefits Are More Helpful in Reducing Financial Burden for Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Some Employment Benefits Are More Helpful in Reducing Financial Burden for Patients With Colorectal Cancer

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A survey of patients with stage III colorectal cancer revealed that paid sick leave is associated with a greater likelihood of job retention and reduced personal financial burden. Nearly half of surveyed patients did not retain their jobs, reportedly due to their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dietary Glutamic Acid Intake Linked With Lower CRC Risk

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Baseline dietary glutamic acid intake is associated with a lower risk for developing colorectal cancer, particularly in people who are not overweight.

Family Members of Patients With CUP Are At Increased Risk for Several Types of Cancer

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Family members of patients with cancers of unknown primary (CUP) are at higher risk of developing CUP themselves, as well as cancers of the lung, pancreas, and colon and some cancers of the blood.

Vitamin A Effectively Reverses Potential Relapse of Colon Cancer

Vitamin A Effectively Reverses Potential Relapse of Colon Cancer

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A biological mechanism counteract colon cancer relapse was identified by a team of Swiss researchers. The approach uses vitamin A to activate a protein that was lost in persisting cancer cells.

Venlafaxine May Have Activity in Taxane-, Oxaliplatin-Induced Acute Neurotoxicity

Venlafaxine May Have Activity in Taxane-, Oxaliplatin-Induced Acute Neurotoxicity

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Venlafaxine has a significant clinical activity against taxane-oxaliplatin-induced acute neurosensory toxicity in patients with cancer.

Research Calls for Stricter Screening Recommendations for Family History of Colon Cancer

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All relatives of patients with colorectal cancer are at increased risk for this cancer, regardless of age at diagnosis of the index patient in the family, according to a recent study. These findings may impact guidance regarding screening.

Colon Cancer Recurrence Is Genetically Different Among Blacks, Whites, and Asians

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The genetic makeup of colon cancer tumors and survival rates for patients with the disease differ by race, according to a study from the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

Resection of CRC Liver Metastases Linked With Higher Risk of Death Among Elderly Patients

Resection of CRC Liver Metastases Linked With Higher Risk of Death Among Elderly Patients

New study data associates the resection of colorectal cancer (CRC) liver metastases with greater risk of postoperative mortality among elderly patients.

Coffee consumption may improve survival in patients with colon cancer

Coffee consumption may improve survival in patients with colon cancer

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Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee may help prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment and improve the chances of a cure, according to a new, large study.

Clinical scoring system suggests more precise colon cancer screening is possible

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A clinical scoring system for colon cancer risk could help physicians determine which patients require colonoscopies and which could be adequately screened using less invasive methods.

Longer colonoscopy withdrawal times associated with lower cancer rate

Longer colonoscopy withdrawal times associated with lower cancer rate

Colonoscopy withdrawal times of 6 minutes or more are associated with lower colon cancer rates.

Coffee consumption may lower risk of death in stage III colon cancer

Coffee consumption may lower risk of death in stage III colon cancer

Patients consuming 4 cups/day of caffeinated coffee have lower recurrence and mortality risk.

Novel algorithm identified DNA copy-number landscapes in African Americans with colon cancer

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An algorithm dubbed ENVE can help clinicians sort through "white noise" and pinpoint genetic aberrations associated with cancer.

Genetic test is first to predict sensitivity of colon cancer metastases to radiation therapy

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The first test that analyzes the sensitivity of tumors to radiation therapy has been developed.

Newly-identified protein may contribute to colon cancer development

Newly-identified protein may contribute to colon cancer development

A newly-identified pathway may contribute to the development of colon cancer.

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