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

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

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.

Patient Navigation Significantly Improves Cancer Screening Rates

Patient Navigation Significantly Improves Cancer Screening Rates

The addition of a patient navigation component to a population-based IT system boosted screening rates for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer in patients at high risk for nonadherence.

Free Colonoscopy Screening for Uninsured Patients Effectively Detects CRC Early and Is Cost Neutral

Offering free screening colonoscopies can identify CRC earlier in uninsured patients who are at high risk for developing the disease. In addition, the program is cost neutral from the perspective of a hospital system.

Rates of Colorectal Cancer Are Increasing in Younger Patients, Despite an Overall Decline

Reasons for the continuing increase in cases of young-onset colorectal cancer, despite a decline in the overall rate of the disease in recent years, are unclear.

Evidence Mounts That Low-Dose Aspirin Improves Survival in CRC

Evidence Mounts That Low-Dose Aspirin Improves Survival in CRC

Greatest survival benefit observed for those taking the drug before their cancer diagnosis.

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