Colorectal Cancer

Comprehensive After Surgery Recovery Program Reduces Complication Rates and Improves Surgical Outcomes

Comprehensive After Surgery Recovery Program Reduces Complication Rates and Improves Surgical Outcomes

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Postoperative program improves complication rates, opioid prescribing, and hospital mortality and increases home discharge rates after colorectal or hip fracture surgery.

Prunes and Colon Cancer Prevention

Prunes and Colon Cancer Prevention

Scientists at Texas A&M University traced how eating a daily dose of prunes affects colon biochemistry, and the role this diet may play in cancer prevention.

Risk for Disease, Advanced Stage at Diagnosis Higher With Delayed Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Results

Risk for Disease, Advanced Stage at Diagnosis Higher With Delayed Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Results

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Waiting 10 months or longer before follow-up colonoscopy after a positive FIT result is associated with higher risk of disease as well as advanced stage at diagnosis.

Prebiotic Qualities of Dried Plums Identified as a Colon Cancer Preventative

Prebiotic Qualities of Dried Plums Identified as a Colon Cancer Preventative

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Consuming the equivalent of 5 prunes per day may provide a unique combination of biologically active compounds that can reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Beans, Whole Grains in Diet Beneficial for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Beans, Whole Grains in Diet Beneficial for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

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Including beans and whole grains such as rice in the diet is associated with a reduced burden of CRC in survivors.

Self-efficacy Level Predictive of Likelihood to Follow Through With Colorectal Cancer Screening

Self-efficacy Level Predictive of Likelihood to Follow Through With Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Patients' confidence with colorectal cancer screening procedures is predictive of their likelihood to schedule and follow through with screening.

Survival Better for Hispanics, Blacks With Colorectal Cancer but HR-QoL Is Better for Whites

Survival Better for Hispanics, Blacks With Colorectal Cancer but HR-QoL Is Better for Whites

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Although median survival is longer for Hispanic and black patients compared with white patients, health-related QoL is poor for minority patients.

Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening Lower for Adults With Disabilities

Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening Lower for Adults With Disabilities

Transportation issues, lack of awareness, other barriers may be to blame for diminished colorectal screening rates.

Lifestyle Choices Have Greater Influence on Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk

Lifestyle Choices Have Greater Influence on Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk

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Predictive risk model shows that lifestyle choices have a greater influence on risk for colorectal cancer than does genetic factors.

Colorectal Cancer Rates Increased Sharply Among Generation X and Millennials

Colorectal Cancer Rates Increased Sharply Among Generation X and Millennials

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Incidence of colon and rectal cancers are increasing sharply in people younger than 50 years, the recommended age for initiating screening.

Colorectal Cancer in 2017: Incidence Rates Going Up in Younger Patients, Down in Older Patients

Colorectal Cancer in 2017: Incidence Rates Going Up in Younger Patients, Down in Older Patients

ACS colorectal cancer statistics show an overall decrease in incidence due to increases in screening rates; however, age-related incidence is trending up in younger persons, down in older persons.

Short-Course Radiation With Delay to Surgery Improves Outcomes in Rectal Cancer

Short-Course Radiation With Delay to Surgery Improves Outcomes in Rectal Cancer

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Outcomes improved with short-course radiation and delay to surgery of 4 to 8 weeks.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

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Women with poor metabolic health have a greater risk of colorectal cancer than those with increased weight.

Geographic Location Affects Stage at Diagnosis of Colon Cancer in Segregated Communities

Geographic Location Affects Stage at Diagnosis of Colon Cancer in Segregated Communities

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Geographic location was seen to affect disease stage at diagnosis among people with colorectal cancer who live in ethnically or racially segregated communities.

MABp1 Improves Symptoms vs Placebo in Colorectal Cancer

MABp1 Improves Symptoms vs Placebo in Colorectal Cancer

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MABp1 (Xilonix) is an interleukin 1α-targeting antibody associated with antitumor activity and relief of debilitating symptoms in patients with advanced colorectal cancer. In this ongoing phase 3 clinical trial, its impact on other debilitating symptoms in this population was evaluated.

ASCO: Moderate Activity Linked to Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

ASCO: Moderate Activity Linked to Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

Moderate but not vigorous activity proved beneficial for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Prevention of Postoperative Complications in Colorectal Cancer: A Meta-analysis

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Prevention of Postoperative Complications in Colorectal Cancer: A Meta-analysis

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research evaluates the clinical efficacy of omega-3 PUFAs in the prevention of postoperative complications in colorectal cancer patients.

NSAIDs, Low-Dose Aspirin Best Options for Preventing Recurrent Adenomatous Colon Polyps

NSAIDs, Low-Dose Aspirin Best Options for Preventing Recurrent Adenomatous Colon Polyps

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Researchers compared the effectiveness of NSAIDs, aspirin, and several nutritional supplements for the prevention of recurrent adenomatous neoplasia after colon polyp removal.

Drug-Drug Interaction Between Capecitabine and PPIs Reduces Survival in GI Cancers

Drug-Drug Interaction Between Capecitabine and PPIs Reduces Survival in GI Cancers

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Drug-drug interaction between capecitabine and common heartburn medications has a negative effect on progression-free survival and overall survival in patients with GI cancer.

Multigene Panel Testing For Patients With Early-onset Colorectal Cancer

Multigene Panel Testing For Patients With Early-onset Colorectal Cancer

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Given the frequency of gene mutations in patients with early-onset CRC, genetic counseling and testing could be considered for this population.

Prehabilitation Program Improves Preoperative Fitness in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Prehabilitation Program Improves Preoperative Fitness in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

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Study results demonstrate effectiveness of 4 weeks of prehabilitation on the physical fitness of older patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer.

Study Helps to Clarify Navigator Role in Colonoscopy Screening

Study Helps to Clarify Navigator Role in Colonoscopy Screening

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Survey data from patients receiving care at Boston Medical Center who were navigated for colonoscopy screening illustrates how patients value the services of oncology patient navigators.

Prediagnostic Wine Consumption May Improve Survival After CRC

Prediagnostic Wine Consumption May Improve Survival After CRC

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A possible association between moderate to heavy alcohol consumption has been shown in previous studies. In this study, investigators examined the relationship between alcohol consumption and colorectal cancer survival remains unclear.

Side of Origin Affects Colon Cancer Survival

Side of Origin Affects Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers observed a significant disparity in colon cancer mortality related to origin location, independent of confounding variables.

Benefits of FIT As CRC Screening Method Examined

Benefits of FIT As CRC Screening Method Examined

FIT has several advantages over gFOBT, but practical concerns should be considered

Replacing Neoadjuvant CRT with Multiagent Chemo Not Recommended for Rectal Cancer

Replacing Neoadjuvant CRT with Multiagent Chemo Not Recommended for Rectal Cancer

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In this study, the impact of advancements in surgical technique and systemic therapy for stage II and III rectal cancers was assessed via a comparison of outcomes after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by definitive resection with those for neoadjuvant multiagent chemotherapy without radiation therapy.

Men With Genetic Risk of CRC May Lower Risk Via Healthy Lifestyle

Men With Genetic Risk of CRC May Lower Risk Via Healthy Lifestyle

Adopting healthy lifestyle can cut 25-year risk for the disease from 29 to 13 percent.

Novel Colonoscopy Prep Is Poised to Improve Screening Rates for Colon Cancer

Novel Colonoscopy Prep Is Poised to Improve Screening Rates for Colon Cancer

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Novel preparation formulation is as effective and safe as current colon prep for colonoscopy. Plus, study participants gave the prep experience a high satisfaction rating.

Health Insurance Expansion Linked to Improved CRC Resection Rates

Health Insurance Expansion Linked to Improved CRC Resection Rates

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The model for the Affordable Care Act, the 2006 Massachusetts health care reform, was associated with increased resection rates and a reduced risk for emergency resection in patients with colorectal cancer.

New CRC Screening Option Opens the Door for New Conversations

New CRC Screening Option Opens the Door for New Conversations

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A new colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test that can be done in the privacy of patients' homes, at their convenience, and with no prep needed may help patients overcome their reticence.

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