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Colorectal Cancer News & Features

Wide variation exists in the quality and content of clinical cancer guidelines

A review of top clinical guidelines for rectal cancer shows a variety of treatment recommendations.

Bowel cancer screening less likely with low numeracy skills

Bowel cancer screening less likely with low numeracy skills

Those who have trouble understanding numbers may be less likely to undergo screening for bowel cancer.

Increased selenium levels associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Increased selenium levels associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Increased levels of selenium have been associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer.

Certain cases of advanced colorectal cancer respond better to three-drug regimen

Previously, patients with advanced colorectal cancer driven by a mutated version of the BRAF gene have had limited treatment options, but results from a multicenter clinical trial suggest a new option.

Prolonged TV watching may lower colorectal cancer survival chances

Prolonged TV watching may lower colorectal cancer survival chances

Researchers also found exercising seven hours or more a week boosted chances of living longer, whereas watching too much TV had the opposite effect.

Clinical Trial: Intra-operative Chemotherapy With 5-FU for Colorectal Cancer Patients Receiving Curative Resection: Efficacy and Safety (IOCCRC)

Clinical trial focusing on 5-FU for colorectal patients. Intra-operative Chemotherapy With 5-FU for Colorectal Cancer Patients Receiving Curative Resection: Efficacy and Safety (IOCCRC)

Clinical Trial: Biomarker Analysis for Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (MCC)

Clinical trial focusing on biomarker analysis and metastatic colorectal cancer. Biomarker Analysis for Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (MCC)

Clinical Trial: Assessment of Clinically Related Outcomes and Biomarker Analysis for Translational Integration in Colorectal Cancer (ACROBATICC)

Clinical trial focusing on biomarker analysis for translational integration in colorectal cancer. Assessment of Clinically Related Outcomes and Biomarker Analysis for Translational Integration in Colorectal Cancer (ACROBATICC)

Clinical Trial: Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative (OCCPI)

Clinical trial focusing on colorectal cancer prevention. Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative (OCCPI)

Clinical Trial:Familial Colorectal Cancer Registry in Hispanics (PURIFICAR)

Clinical trial focusing on familial colorectal cancer registry. Familial Colorectal Cancer Registry in Hispanics (PURIFICAR)

Metastatic Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews common sites of cancer metastasis, methods of spread, treatment, and additional details.

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and KRAS Gene Testing

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and KRAS Gene Testing

Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer can use this fact sheet to learn more about personalized medicine and KRAS gene testing.

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

This fact sheet answers some commonly asked questions about colorectal cancer screening.

Coping with Colorectal Cancer

Coping with Colorectal Cancer

Treatment for colorectal cancer can be stressful and cause lasting changes to the body. This fact sheet offers tips for coping with the disease.

Colorectal Cancer: New Tools for Making Decisions About Treatment

Colorectal Cancer: New Tools for Making Decisions About Treatment

This patient fact sheet explains two tests used in an approach called "personalized medicine." Doctors use these tests to plan colorectal cancer treatment that will be the most effective for an individual patient.

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