Researchers evaluated survival in patients with colon cancer, according to the type of insurance the patients held.
1. Sigmoidoscopy was associated with a reduction in the prevalence of colon cancer mortality in men. 2. Sigmoidoscopy did not appear to have a significant protective effect for women with respect to decreasing the rates of colorectal cancer. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers 
A prospective study assessing the outcomes of a cohort of participants in the CALGB 89803 study determined the effect of following the American Cancer Society guidelines on survival for persons with colon cancer.
1. Digital health intervention resulted in significantly higher colon cancer screening rates among participants. 2. No statistically significant relationship was observed between the digital health intervention and health literacy, income, or race and ethnicity. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer in both men 
Investigators conducted a prospective observational study involving patients with stage III colon cancer to examine the correlation of nut intake with cancer mortality.
Study results presented at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium demonstrated the sensitivity and specificity of the CMx biomimetic platform, a novel approach to detecting CRC and precancerous lesions that could improve screening rates.
Patients with stage III colon cancer who follow the ACS guidelines for a healthy lifestyle after adjuvant chemotherapy had longer disease-free survival and overall survival.
Consumption of tree nuts is associated with significantly improved disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in survivors of stage III colon cancer who consume 2 or more servings per week.
Tumor mutation load (TML) may be a factor in higher rates of colorectal cancer among younger persons as TML is 3 times higher in younger patients with colorectal cancer.
Scientists at Texas A&M University traced how eating a daily dose of prunes affects colon biochemistry, and the role this diet may play in cancer prevention.
Consuming the equivalent of 5 prunes per day may provide a unique combination of biologically active compounds that can reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Chemotherapy may be overused among young and middle-aged adults with colon cancer, with the addition of adjuvant chemotherapy not resulting in a matched survival benefit.
Researchers observed a significant disparity in colon cancer mortality related to origin location, independent of confounding variables.
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.
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.
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.
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 serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) correlated with a reduced risk of cancer in women.
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.
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 SurgeryFebruary 23, 2016
A study examined the relationship between depression and survival for patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy combined with cytoreductive surgery.
The time between a positive fecal blood test result for colon cancer screening and a follow-up colonoscopy varies widely across the United States.
Lack of CDX2 expression identified a subgroup of patients with high-risk stage II colon cancer who seemed to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is diagnosed in younger persons in a significantly higher proportion of minority groups in the United States.
There was a statistically significant improvement in knowledge of self-identification and management of hand-foot syndrome.
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 CancerJanuary 05, 2016
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.
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 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.
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.
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