Items Tagged ‘Colon Cancer’

November 8th, 2016

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: More Common than Previously Thought

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A recent report reveals that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), effect an estimated 3.1 million (1.3%) U.S. adults.  This is an increase from a report released in 1999 estimating that 1.8 million Americans (0.9%) were diagnosed with IBD. IBD is an immune-mediated chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, crohn's, crohn's disease, ibd, irritable bowel disease, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, uc, ulcerative colitis


July 28th, 2016

Addition of Eloxatin® Following Surgery Delays Cancer Progression in Certain Colorectal Cancers

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The addition of the chemotherapy combination consisting of Eloxatin (oxalipatin) plus 5-fluorouracil (5 FU) following surgery reduces the risk of cancer progression among patients with deficient mismatch repair (dMMR) stage III colorectal cancer. These results were recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Among patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to […]

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Tags: 5fu, Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, crc, dmmr, eloxatin, mismatch repair, News, oxaliplatin, Rectal Cancer, Stages I-III Rectal Cancer


June 27th, 2016

Stent Placement Reduces Need for Stoma in Some Colorectal Cancers

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The placement of a stent as initial emergency treatment for colon obstruction reduces the need for a stoma without adversely affecting outcomes for patients with potentially curable colorectal cancer. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of […]

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Tags: 2016, Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, asco, Colon Cancer, curable, News, obstruction, stent, stoma


May 26th, 2016

New Treatment May Reduce Precancerous Polyps in Both Large and Small Intestine in Hereditary Cancer Patients

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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), has reported a new prevention treatment for individuals at high risk of developing colon cancer due to the APC (adenomatous polyposis coli) gene. Inheriting a mutation in the APC gene leads to a nearly 100% lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer. This risk […]

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Tags: adenomatous polyposis coli, APC, Colon Cancer, Familial adenomatous polyposis, FAP, mutation, News, prevention treatment, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer


May 25th, 2016

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

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Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its expansion into the oncology market, with a focus on advancing cancer risk screening and helping cancer prevention efforts. Counsyl’s […]

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Tags: asco, ASCO16, ASCO2016, BRCAtesting, breast, Breast Cancer, breastcancerawareness, colon, Colon Cancer, DNAtesting, genetic testing, inherited cancer screen


May 11th, 2016

Herceptin® Plus Tykerb® Promising for HER2-Positive Colorectal Cancer

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The treatment combination consisting of Herceptin (trastuzumab) plus Tykerb (lapatinib) provides significant anti-cancer activity in colorectal cancer that overexpresses the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). These results were recently published in The Lancet Oncology. The HER2 receptor is a protein that is normally found on the surface of several different types of cells […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, HER2-positive, herceptin, lapatinib, News, Rectal Cancer, trastuzumab, Tykerb


May 9th, 2016

Another Study Confirms That Daily Aspirin Lowers Risk of Colorectal & Other GI Tract Cancers

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The regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, especially colorectal and other gastrointestinal tract cancers, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.1 The recent report supports the results of previous clinical studies that have also demonstrated that the daily use of aspirin reduces the risk of death from several common cancers, including lung, […]

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Tags: aspirin, benefit, cancer, Colon Cancer, colorectal, daily, Esophageal Cancer, gastrointestinal, lung, Lung Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer


May 2nd, 2016

EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epi proColon®, a test that screens for colorectal cancer from a simple blood draw. The approval specifies that EPI proColon is only indicated for individuals at an average risk of developing colorectal cancer who choose not to undergo other colorectal cancer screening methods specified in […]

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Tags: approval, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, EPI proColon, fda, News, non-invasive, Rectal Cancer, risk, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


March 14th, 2016

Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Increases Risk of Secondary Cancers

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Patients with prostate cancer considering radiation therapy should now be informed that radiotherapy raises the risk of developing a secondary cancer. Prostate cancer patients who undergo radiotherapy raise their risk of getting other cancers by nearly 70 percent, according to the results of a new study. There is a well-documented association between exposure to radiation […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, bowel cancer, carcinogenesis, Colon Cancer, exposure, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News, Prostate Cancer, radiation therapy, Rectal Cancer, secondary cancer


March 4th, 2016

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks

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Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of exam that a doctor uses to check the lining of the large intestine (colon) for signs of cancer, abnormal areas that could turn into cancer, […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, anesthesia, Colon Cancer, colonoscope, colonoscopy, News, Rectal Cancer, risks, Screening/Prevention Anal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


February 11th, 2016

Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the treatment of life-threatening toxicities caused by the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil or capecitabine. The approved indication is for the “emergency treatment of adults and children who receive an overdose of the cancer treatment fluorouracil or Xeloda (capecitabine), or who develop certain severe […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Breast Cancer, capecitabine, Colon Cancer, fda, fluorouracil, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, life-threatening, Liver Cancer, News, Pancreatic Cancer


February 3rd, 2016

Colorectal Cancer: Year in Review

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After several years of exciting developments in colorectal cancer research and therapy, progress continued throughout 2015. The FDA approved a new drug to treat colorectal cancer, and much research has been done with combination therapies and protocols for treatment. Of great importance, research shows that when colorectal cancer is detected during a screening colonoscopy, patients […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer


January 28th, 2016

Vectibix® Improves Survival in Colorectal Cancer, Demonstrates Importance of Tissue Testing

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The addition of Vectibix® (panitumumab) to best supportive care improves survival over best standard care alone among colorectal cancer patients who have stopped responding to chemotherapy. However, the benefit is only seen with patients who have no RAS mutations, or those with only the KRAS exon 2 mutation. These results were recently presented at the […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, KRAS exon 2, News, panitumumab, Rectal Cancer, Recurrent/Relapsed Rectal Cancer, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer, Stage IV Rectal Cancer, Stages I-III Rectal Cancer, vectibix


November 16th, 2015

Does Processed Meat Cause Colorectal Cancer?

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According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), eating processed meat products can increase a person’s risk for developing colorectal cancer. Processed meat is classified as meat that has been salted, cured, fermented, or smoked to add flavor or preserve the meat. These meats include ham, bacon, sausages, corned beef, hot dogs, canned […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, prevention, processed meat, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


September 30th, 2015

Lonsurf® Approved for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the oral agent, Lonsurf® (trifluridine and tipiracil), for the treatment of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. although death rates from colorectal cancer have declined in the past 10 years which is thought to be due […]

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Tags: advanced, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, fda, Lonsurf, News, Rectal Cancer, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer, Stage IV Rectal Cancer, tipiracil, trifluridine