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Hormone loss could be involved in colon cancer

Evidence now suggests that human colon cells may become cancerous when they lose the ability to produce a specific hormone. For patients with colon cancer, replacing the hormone guanylin might prevent cancer development.

Patients under 21 with breast or colorectal cancer more likely to have aggressive disease

Patients under 21 with breast or colorectal cancer more likely to have aggressive disease

When breast and colorectal cancers occur in children, the diseases are aggressive.

Adopting multiple healthy behaviors reduces risk of colorectal cancer

Adoption of five key healthy behaviors is linked with a reduction in the risk of developing bowel cancer.

Access to minimally invasive colon cancer surgery varies by location

A patient's location may factor into whether they receive minimally invasive colon cancer surgery.

Irinotecan plus bevacizumab ups outcome for metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC)

Irinotecan plus bevacizumab ups outcome for metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC)

Findings show benefits compared with FOLFIRI for patients with untreated metastatic disease.

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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