Adjuvant chemotherapy may be effective for patients with resected stage 3 small bowel adenocarcinoma and select patients with earlier stage disease.
Obesity during one's teenage years could greatly increase that chances of developing bowel cancer by middle age.
Many patients with bowel cancer say they were not advised to exercise regularly after diagnosis.
Those who have trouble understanding numbers may be less likely to undergo screening for bowel cancer.
Patients with late stage bowel cancer who are diagnosed through screening may have a better prognosis.
A team of researchers has found that gut bacteria associated with high fat diets cause an increased risk of bowel cancer.
In a recent study, researchers found that by taking a daily aspirin, the incidence of gastrointestinal cancers is reduced, as well as a reduction in cancer-specific mortality.
Stomach and bowel cancer—two of the most common cancers worldwide—could be treated with a class of medicines that are currently used to treat a blood disorder, according to new research.
Cancer survival tends to be far lower when patients have comorbid diseases, based on a systematic review of 10 years of data from Denmark and elsewhere. The effects of comorbidities on survival varied by cancer type, but overall trends were comparable, researchers said.
Persons with metastatic colorectal cancer or gastrointestinal stromal tumors may garner some survival benefit from regorafenib after standard treatments have failed.
Early end-of-life talks are associated with less aggressive care and greater use of hospice services when patients do reach their final days.
It may be reasonable to use methods other than colonoscopy to rescreen people who had negative results on their first screening colonoscopy.
Many persons who receive chemotherapy for incurable cancers may not understand that the treatment is unlikely to be curative.
The use of colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer may explain the significant decrease in the incidence of that cancer over the past decade. While colonoscopy is now the most common colorectal cancer screening method, evidence has conflicted about how its effectiveness compares with sigmoidoscopy.
News from the FDA on bosutinib (Bosulif), ziv-aflibercept (Zaltrap), and everolimus oral suspension tablets (Afinitor Disperz).
Two of three main recommendations for colonoscopy surveillance are now supported by stronger evidence than they were in 2006.
Among patients with colorectal cancer, 29% in a nationally representative sample were diagnosed after an emergency, such as an obstruction or perforation of the bowel.
Dividing bowel preparation solution into two doses resulted in better preparation quality, detection rates, and colonoscopy completion rates.
Robotic-assisted operations and minimally invasive surgical procedures may extend survival and improve recovery in these patients compared with conventional open operations, according to recent studies presented at the 2012 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
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The mailing of fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits boosted colorectal cancer screening rates in a low-income, racially diverse patient population.
Characteristics of the colonoscopy rather than those of the adenomas removed may be the most significant determinants of colorectal cancer risk.
Research results suggest that of the billions of cancer cells that exist in a patient, only about one in a million is resistant to drugs using targeted therapy.
News about pertuzumab injection (Perjeta); ondansetron (Zofran); carfilzomib (Kyprolis); Therascreen KRAS RGQ PCR Kit; Prostate Health Index (phi); and Prepopik
Plant-based drugs primarily used in the treatment of heart failure and arrhythmias have now been found to exert anticancer effects.
A key design element in a trial for sunitinib protected patients while winning the drug FDA approval for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
CT colonography can accurately detect adenomas 10 mm or larger in patients who did not undergo laxative-induced bowel cleansing before the procedure.
Childhood cancer survivors may need earlier colorectal cancer screening, especially if abdominal radiation was part of their treatment.
Colorectal cancer patients under 50 had worse histological characteristics and earlier metastasis but survival equal to or better than older patients.
CT colonography accurately detects cancer and precancerous polyps in persons aged 65 years and older.
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