Colon Cancer

Risk for Colon Cancer, Osteogenic Sarcoma Higher With Presence of Diamond-Blackfan Anemia

Risk for Colon Cancer, Osteogenic Sarcoma Higher With Presence of Diamond-Blackfan Anemia

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Researchers reviewed cancer incidence in patients with Diamond-Blackfan anemia.

Computer-Aided Colonoscopy Reliably Identifies Small Polyps

Computer-Aided Colonoscopy Reliably Identifies Small Polyps

Researchers evaluated the performance of real-time CAD with endocytoscopes among 791 consecutive patients undergoing colonoscopy.

Insurance Type Influences Colon Cancer Survival

Insurance Type Influences Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers evaluated survival in patients with colon cancer, according to the type of insurance the patients held.

Sigmoidoscopy reduces colon cancer risk for men, but not women

1. Sigmoidoscopy was associated with a reduction in the prevalence of colon cancer mortality in men. 2. Sigmoidoscopy did not appear to have a significant protective effect for women with respect to decreasing the rates of colorectal cancer. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers []

Following ACS Guidelines Shown to Improve Outcomes for Colon Cancer Survivors

Following ACS Guidelines Shown to Improve Outcomes for Colon Cancer Survivors

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A prospective study assessing the outcomes of a cohort of participants in the CALGB 89803 study determined the effect of following the American Cancer Society guidelines on survival for persons with colon cancer.

iPad app that allows patients to order tests doubles colon cancer screening rates in study

1. Digital health intervention resulted in significantly higher colon cancer screening rates among participants. 2. No statistically significant relationship was observed between the digital health intervention and health literacy, income, or race and ethnicity. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer in both men []

Increased Nut Consumption May Reduce Colon Cancer Recurrence, Death

Increased Nut Consumption May Reduce Colon Cancer Recurrence, Death

Investigators conducted a prospective observational study involving patients with stage III colon cancer to examine the correlation of nut intake with cancer mortality.

Novel Approach Can Improve Both Colorectal Cancer Screening Outcomes and Adherence

Novel Approach Can Improve Both Colorectal Cancer Screening Outcomes and Adherence

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Study results presented at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium demonstrated the sensitivity and specificity of the CMx biomimetic platform, a novel approach to detecting CRC and precancerous lesions that could improve screening rates.

ACS Survivorship Guidelines for Healthy Behaviors Beneficial for Colon Cancer Survivors

ACS Survivorship Guidelines for Healthy Behaviors Beneficial for Colon Cancer Survivors

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Patients with stage III colon cancer who follow the ACS guidelines for a healthy lifestyle after adjuvant chemotherapy had longer disease-free survival and overall survival.

Consuming Tree Nuts Improves DFS, OS in Survivors of Colon Cancer

Consuming Tree Nuts Improves DFS, OS in Survivors of Colon Cancer

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Consumption of tree nuts is associated with significantly improved disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in survivors of stage III colon cancer who consume 2 or more servings per week.

Tumor Mutation Load Higher in Younger Patients With Colon Cancer

Tumor Mutation Load Higher in Younger Patients With Colon Cancer

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Tumor mutation load (TML) may be a factor in higher rates of colorectal cancer among younger persons as TML is 3 times higher in younger patients with colorectal cancer.

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.

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.

Chemo May Be Overused Among Young, Middle-aged Adults With Colon Cancer

Chemo May Be Overused Among Young, Middle-aged Adults With Colon Cancer

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Chemotherapy may be overused among young and middle-aged adults with colon cancer, with the addition of adjuvant chemotherapy not resulting in a matched survival benefit.

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.

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.

Adjuvant Therapy Improves Survival in Stage II Colon Cancer, Study Confirms

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A very large retrospective study of patients with stage II colon cancer found adjuvant therapy improves survival, regardless of treatment regimen, patient age, or high-risk pathologic risk features.

In Stage II Colon Cancer, Adjuvant Chemo is Associated With Improved OS

In Stage II Colon Cancer, Adjuvant Chemo is Associated With Improved OS

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Adjuvant chemotherapy is associated with improved overall survival in patients with stage II colon cancer regardless of treatment regimen, patient age, or high-risk pathologic risk features.

Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice

Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice

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Consumption of walnuts reduced the growth of colon cancer. Researchers saw a reduction in tumor growth in mice that ate the equivalent of approximately 1 ounce of walnuts a day.

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.

Breast and Colorectal Cancer Disparities Persist in African Americans

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Disparities in some cancer mortality rates between African Americans and whites in the United States have decreased, but these differences remain in colorectal and breast cancers.

Researchers Identify Tumor Signature That Serves as a Biomarker of at Least 5 Types of Cancer

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A methylation signature was identified in 5 types of cancer, and it likely occurs in more. These findings may aid in developing a blood test to diagnose cancer at early stages, when it is most treatable.

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Worse Survival Following Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy With Cytoreductive Surgery

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Worse Survival Following Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy With Cytoreductive Surgery

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A study examined the relationship between depression and survival for patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy combined with cytoreductive surgery.

Time to Follow-up Colonoscopy After Positive Colon Cancer Screening Results Varies Significantly

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The time between a positive fecal blood test result for colon cancer screening and a follow-up colonoscopy varies widely across the United States.

CDX2 Expression Predictive of Chemotherapy Benefit in Patients With Stage II Colorectal Cancer

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Lack of CDX2 expression identified a subgroup of patients with high-risk stage II colon cancer who seemed to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.

Risk for Colorectal Cancer at a Younger Age Higher in Racial, Ethnic Minorities

Risk for Colorectal Cancer at a Younger Age Higher in Racial, Ethnic Minorities

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is diagnosed in younger persons in a significantly higher proportion of minority groups in the United States.

Effect of Teaching Program on Capecitabine-Related HFS Management

Effect of Teaching Program on Capecitabine-Related HFS Management

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There was a statistically significant improvement in knowledge of self-identification and management of hand-foot syndrome.

Measure of Outpatient Colonoscopy Quality Created

Measure of Outpatient Colonoscopy Quality Created

Fifteen variables independently associated with measure; shows variation in quality among facilities

Some Employment Benefits Are More Helpful in Reducing Financial Burden for Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Some Employment Benefits Are More Helpful in Reducing Financial Burden for Patients With Colorectal Cancer

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A survey of patients with stage III colorectal cancer revealed that paid sick leave is associated with a greater likelihood of job retention and reduced personal financial burden. Nearly half of surveyed patients did not retain their jobs, reportedly due to their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dietary Glutamic Acid Intake Linked With Lower CRC Risk

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Baseline dietary glutamic acid intake is associated with a lower risk for developing colorectal cancer, particularly in people who are not overweight.

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