Dietary fiber has been hypothesized to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, however, the results of numerous epidemiological studies have been inconsistent.
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More patients with stage III colon cancer are receiving chemotherapy after surgery, with increase in colon cancer survival rate.
People over 50 shoud be screened for colorectal cancer with a fecal occult blood test.
An intervention program designed to promote screening for colorectal cancer failed to increase screening rates.
Increases in weight and height were both associated with increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Saponins protect soybeans from predators and insects, but they may protect people who include soy in their diet from colon cancer as well.
Vimentin is shown to be three times more effective in detecting colon cancer than the standard doctor's office test that detects blood in the stool.
Findings corroborate that diets high in red and processed meats are associated with higher risk of colon cancer.
Combining Oxaliplatin with Standard Chemotherapy significantly improves disease free survival in patients with stage II and stage III Colon Cancer, AGH researchers find
After surgery, all colon tumors should be tested to learn if the patient may have an inherited syndrome that carries an extremely high risk of cancer.
Research found that colonoscopy is an average risk woman's best defense against colon cancer.
Nearly 60,000 Americans will die from colon cancer this year, but about half of them could have been saved if everyone age 50 and older were tested for colon cancer.
Cholesterol drugs may be better alternative in the prevention of ulcerative colitis associated colon cancer.
The association between regular aspirin use and a reduced risk of precancerous colon polyps may be strongest in those with particular genetic variants.
The main limitation to decreasing the death rate for Colon Cancer is the screening test. The compliance rate for screening colonoscopies has doubled since the broadcast of her own colon cancer screening.
Colorectal cancer, cancer of the colon or rectum, is the second-leading cause of cancer related death in the U.S., trailing only lung cancer. More than 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed this year, and the disease will lead to approximately 55,000 deaths.
Researchers have identified an unlikely protein that enables colon cancer to flourish and thrive once it has spread or\n "metastasized" to the liver. They suggest this protein could be a potential target for blocking the growth of metastatic colon cancers.
Researchers have discovered that a newer form of genetic testing can be used to more accurately pinpoint genetic abnormalities in patients with certain inherited forms of colon cancer.