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Diet, inflammation, and cancer linked through certain lipids

A category of lipids known as sphingolipids may be an important link in the relationship between diet, inflammation, and cancer.

Consumption of garlic not associated decreased risk of colorectal cancer

Consumption of garlic not associated decreased risk of colorectal cancer

Consumption of raw or cooked garlic or garlic supplements not significantly linked with decreased risk for developing colorectal cancer.

Incidence of colorectal cancer in young adults is increasing

Although the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in individuals 50 and older has decreased, the incidence among people 20 to 49 years old has increased.

Postsurgery readmission rates questioned as a quality measure in colorectal cancer care

Hospital readmission rates after colorectal cancer surgery showed little variation when the data was adjusted to account for patient characteristics, coexisting illnesses, and operation types.

Nurse navigators enhance effectiveness of follow-up for colon cancer screening

Nurse navigators enhance effectiveness of follow-up for colon cancer screening

Patients with positive screening test for colon cancer more likely to undergo recommended diagnostic colonoscopy if a nurse navigator contacted them.

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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