Urban colorectal and lung cancer patients present at later stages of disease than rural patients do.
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The finding may provide an early alert for younger patients with colon cancer and could prompt new research into colon cancer prevention and treatment strategies.
One of the best ways to encourage an individual to get screened for colorectal cancer is to use a personalized approach.
Results from two studies comparing colorectal cancer screening by conventional or optical colonoscopy versus CT colonography have sparked interest in colorectal cancer screening and may raise questions in the minds of consumers.
Patients with coronary artery disease appear to have increased prevalence of colorectal tumors.
High number of patients treated with Avastin plus standard chemotherapy for their colorectal cancer underwent complete surgical removal of their metastatic lesions. Complete removal of metastatic lesions was achieved in almost 80% of these patients, all of whom had been considered inoperable prior to the start of treatment. This outcome with Avastin is higher than has been previously seen in trials with other biologics/chemotherapy combinations.
Colon cancer patients who eat a so-called "Western" diet may be increasing their chance of disease relapse and early death.
Evidence from laboratory experiments on rats and on human colon cancer cells suggests that anthocyanins, the compounds that give color to most red, purple and blue fruits and vegetables appreciably slow the growth of colon cancer cells.
Safer drugs needed before regular preventive therapy for colon cancer can be recommended.
More New Yorkers are getting life-saving colonoscopies than ever before, and people of all races and incomes are benefiting.
Constab has further developed a drug candidate named Aimpila, that combines the Oncoshuttle platform with a direct apoptosis inducer capable of targeting and destroying cancer cells.
FOLFOX4, an Eloxatin (oxaliplatin injection)-based chemotherapy regimen, significantly improved the overall survival of patients with surgically resected stage III colon cancer when compared to standard chemotherapy.
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy partnered with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on a new campaign aimed at reducing deaths from colorectal cancer among women.
Aspirin therapy's ability to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer appears to depend on the drug's inhibition of the COX-2 enzyme, the action that also underlies aspirin's usefulness for treating pain and inflammation.
Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Uveal Melanoma Patients and Their Relatives Compared to General Population.
DiagnoCure strengthens its leading position in cancer diagnostics by securing exclusive rights to 2 high-value molecular tests for colorectal cancer.
Despite advances in research and treatment that continue to help many people live beyond a colorectal cancer diagnosis, African-Americans are more likely to die from the disease than any other racial or ethnic group.
Treatment of human colon cancer cell lines with the combination of REOLYSIN and gemcitabine resulted in both in vitro and in vivo synergy. There was no toxicity associated with the combined treatment.
Randomized phase III trial showed ERBITUX significantly improved secondary endpoints of progression-free survival and disease control in metastatic colorectal cancer patients.
People diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer that has spread to distant organs, such as White House spokesman Tony Snow, are much more likely to survive today than even just a few years ago, due to the recent and continued emergence of improved therapies, say cancer experts.
Albertans now have more protection against Alberta's second most deadly cancer, with the launch of a new screening program.
A gene mutation can dramatically reduce the number of colon polyps that develop, and in turn, potentially cut the risk of cancer.
A single surgery to remove cancer from both the colon and the liver to which it has spread may be better in some cases than the current standard treatment of two separate surgeries with chemotherapy in between.
The Florida Department of Health recognizes March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.