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Higher Vitamin D Levels Lower Risk of Cancer in Women

Higher Vitamin D Levels Lower Risk of Cancer in Women

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Higher serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) correlated with a reduced risk of cancer in women.

Type 2 diabetes associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer

Type 2 diabetes associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer

Type 2 diabetes is associated with a moderately increased risk of colorectal cancer.

ONS Connections: Computer-tailored intervention increases colon cancer screening in low-income black patients

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A computer-tailored intervention was more effective than a brochure at increasing the completion of fecal occult blood tests and moving low-income black patients toward action.

Patient preference doesn't affect chemo in advanced CRC

Patient preference doesn't affect chemo in advanced CRC

Most advanced colorectal cancer patients receive chemotherapy even if they doubt the benefits.

PARP inhibitors may benefit patients with colorectal cancer

Colorectal tumors with mutations in the MRE11 gene may be vulnerable to PARP inhibitors, a class of drugs that has already demonstrated safety in early clinical trials of breast and ovarian cancers.

Prompts for colorectal cancer screening effective, but only temporarily

Sending patients reminders to undergo colorectal cancer screening can increase screening rates in the short term, according to two recent reports.

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