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Half a million cancers prevented by colorectal cancer screening

June 5, 2014 - 08:00
An estimated half a million cancers were prevented by colorectal cancer screening in the United States from 1976 to 2009, report researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness...

New study data find Avastin® (bevacizumab) and cetuximab help patients with KRAS wild-type advanced bowel cancer live similar length of time

June 4, 2014 - 09:00
CALGB 80405, a large, independent, phase III study, designed to assess the superiority in overall survival (OS) of cetuximab over Avastin® (bevacizumab) when combined with either FOLFOX or...

Promising response to new combination therapy by patients with metastatic colon cancer

June 3, 2014 - 08:00
In an aggressive disease known for poor response rates, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found patients with advanced colorectal cancer responded well to a...

For some, screening for colorectal cancer should continue well past age 75

June 2, 2014 - 21:00
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is cost-effective in elderly patients and should continue well past age 75 for those who have not already been screened, according to an article being published in...

Connection found between cancer, bioelectrical signals and the microbiome

May 29, 2014 - 08:00
Developmental biologists at Tufts University, using a tadpole model, have shown that bioelectrical signals from distant cells control the incidence of tumors arising from cancer-causing genes and...

FDA approves first-line use of Vectibix® (panitumumab) plus FOLFOX for patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer

May 28, 2014 - 09:00
Amgen has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vectibix® (panitumumab) for use in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen, as...

Promising results from clinical trials designed to block autophagy in multiple cancers

May 27, 2014 - 08:00
In the largest group of results to date, researchers from Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center and other institutions have shown in clinical trials that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)...

New insight into inflammatory bowel diseases offered by wound-healing role of microRNAs in colon

May 27, 2014 - 08:00
A microRNA cluster believed to be important for suppressing colon cancer has been found to play a critical role in wound healing in the intestine, UT Southwestern cancer researchers have found.

How streptococcal bacteria can be used to fight colon cancer

May 22, 2014 - 08:00
Researchers at Western University (London, Canada) have shown how the bacteria primarily responsible for causing strep throat can be used to fight colon cancer.

CRYSTAL analysis shows clinical benefit of Erbitux in RAS wild-type mCRC patients

May 19, 2014 - 09:00
Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck, has announced new biomarker findings from a retrospective analysis of the completed Phase III study CRYSTAL that compared Erbitux&reg...

Cancer Council Australia welcomes new bowel cancer screening and medical research investment

May 15, 2014 - 09:00
At least 35,000 Australian bowel cancer deaths will be prevented thanks to a $95.9 million, four-year plan to finalise Australia's National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in the 2014-15 budget.

Link discovered between colon cancer and metabolism

May 15, 2014 - 07:00
More than 60 years ago Otto Warburg recognized that cancer cells differ from normal cells in the metabolic pathway they use for the oxidation of sugar.

Tailored intervention has low impact on colorectal cancer screening

May 14, 2014 - 09:00
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but too few people get tested. In an effort to increase these numbers,researchers from UC Davis and elsewhere investigated whether an individualized...

First trial restored under new initiative casts doubt on repeat bowel cancer surgery

May 14, 2014 - 07:00
A trial that remained unpublished for 20 years casts doubt on the survival benefit of repeat ("second look") surgery for bowel cancer. The trial is published in the online journal BMJ Open.

News from Annals of Family Medicine: May/June 2014

May 14, 2014 - 07:00
Despite Benefits, Many Patients at High Risk for Cardiovascular Events Not on StatinsMany people at high risk for cardiovascular events, including those with coronary artery disease, diabetes or...

Study findings question benefit of additional imaging before cancer surgery

May 13, 2014 - 20:00
Among patients with a certain type of colorectal cancer with limited spread to the liver, imaging using positron emission tomography and computed tomography (CT) before surgery did not...