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Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer almost always occurs in the large bowel - cancer of the small bowel is rare. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include blood in your stools, a change in normal bowel habits, a lump that your doctor can feel in your back passage, weight loss, pain in the abdomen or back passage, and anemia. Treatment depends on where the cancer is in the bowel and how far it has spread but may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
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Colorectal cancer: Pivotal Phase III data for Xilonix presented

July 5, 2016 - 14:00
XBiotech Inc., developer of next-generation True Human™ antibody therapies, has presented positive results from a pivotal Phase III trial of Xilonix™, the company's lead monoclonal...

Anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy shows response in microsatellite-stable metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with MEK inhibition

July 4, 2016 - 13:00
Anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy may achieve a response in patients with microsatellite-stable metastatic colorectal cancer if combined with a MEK inhibitor, according to phase I data presented at the ESMO...

Eating walnuts may help prevent colon cancer

July 2, 2016 - 07:00
The Daily Meal investigate whether eating an ounce of walnuts every day lowers the risk of contracting colon cancer. Researchers from UConn Health say yes.

Incidence of cancer in patients with large colorectal polyps lower than previously thought

July 1, 2016 - 16:00
For the majority of patients with large or difficult to remove colorectal polyps (growths in the colon), the incidence of cancer is actually lower than previously thought, and using more advanced...

Study: Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results

June 27, 2016 - 16:00
People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results - even in health systems...

Are older adults being appropriately screened for colorectal cancer?

June 23, 2016 - 14:00
Who should consider colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and why? CRC is a common and costly disease, largely of the elderly, with nearly 25% of cases diagnosed among patients aged 75-84 years, but...

Landmark study gives clearest picture of genetic causes of bowel cancer

June 22, 2016 - 14:00
A landmark study has given the most detailed picture yet of the genetics of bowel cancer - the UK's fourth most common cancer.

U.S. preventive services task force updates recommendations regarding screening for colorectal cancer

June 16, 2016 - 14:00
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found convincing evidence that colorectal cancer screening substantially reduces deaths from the disease among adults 50 to 75 years of age and that...