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The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky, one year later

November 21, 2014 - 09:00
One year ago, Michael Stillman, M.D., and his colleague, Monalisa Tailor, M.D.

Three drugs may be better than one for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer

November 21, 2014 - 08:00
Patients with a form of advanced colorectal cancer that is driven by a mutated version of the BRAF gene have limited treatment options available.

Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet

November 20, 2014 - 10:00
Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk...

Cheap anti-malaria drug shows promise against colorectal cancer

November 19, 2014 - 11:00
Artesunate - a cheap and commonly used anti-malaria drug - shows promising results in a pilot study that tested it on colorectal cancer patients before tumor-removal surgery.

News from Annals of Internal Medicine Supplement Nov. 18 2014

November 19, 2014 - 09:00
1. Recommending MyFitnessPal to obese patients unlikely to produce weight lossUsing a smartphone app is unlikely to produce substantial weight loss for most overweight patients, according to an...

Leading cancer-causing gene silenced

November 18, 2014 - 08:00
A novel siRNA-based molecule, developed by Chad Pecot, MD, successfully targets KRAS, a well-studied but hard to halt protein important for cancer development and metastasis.

Speedier treatment decisions for bowel-cancer patients using tumour-analysis technology

November 14, 2014 - 08:00
Technology developed at the University of Sussex helps hospitals make earlier and more accurate treatment decisions and survival assessments for patients with bowel cancer.

Socioeconomic inequality responsible for half of premature colorectal cancer deaths

November 12, 2014 - 09:00
Half of all premature deaths from colorectal cancer (described as deaths in people ages 25 to 64) in the United States are linked to ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic inequalities, and therefore...

Colon cancer screening follow-up assisted by nurse navigators

November 12, 2014 - 08:00
Group Health patients with a positive screening test for colon cancer (a stool test or sigmoidoscopy) tended to be more likely to get the recommended follow-up test, a diagnostic colonoscopy, if...

The efficacy of folfiri in a colorectal cancer subtype challenged by CNIO scientists

November 11, 2014 - 09:00
The current classification system for colorectal cancer, which is based on genetic expression profiles, cannot be used to predict drug responses to FOLFIRI.