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Association between BMI and colorectal cancer risk

Association between BMI and colorectal cancer risk

High pre-diagnosis body mass index (BMI) was associated with increased mortality among patients with colorectal cancer.

Southern states need to improve colorectal cancer screening rates, study suggests

Southern states need to improve colorectal cancer screening rates, study suggests

Louisiana has one of the highest incidence and mortality rates of colon cancer in the United States.

State regulations associated with late-stage cancer diagnoses

State regulations associated with late-stage cancer diagnoses

State regulations of health insurance and practitioners are significantly associated with time receive breast or colorectal cancer diagnoses.

One-third of colorectal cancers diagnosed before 35 are hereditary, study finds

One-third of colorectal cancers diagnosed before 35 are hereditary, study finds

Approximately 5% of all colorectal cases are due to hereditary causes, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or Lynch syndrome.

Treating colon cancer through personalized medicine

An increased understanding of how a certain tumor suppressor molecule works to prevent tumor growth may open the door to a personalized treatment approach for colon cancer.

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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