Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News

Syndicate content
Latest Health News and Medical News posted throughout the day, every day.
Updated: 17 hours 14 min ago

Colorectal cancer survivors who smoke 'have double risk of death'

February 4, 2015 - 10:00
Study finds that colorectal cancer survivors who smoke have twice the risk of death compared to non-smoking counterparts, adding to evidence of links between smoking and cancer.

'Visceral fear stops many attending cancer screening'

February 2, 2015 - 08:00
A number of different forms of fear affect the uptake of cancer screening, according to a large analysis of people invited for colorectal cancer testing.

Cancer fear and discomforting thoughts impact colorectal cancer screening uptake

January 29, 2015 - 09:00
Men and women who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but feeling uncomfortable at the thought of cancer makes them less likely to actually go for the test...

Care eliminates racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates, Stanford study finds

January 28, 2015 - 07:00
For the past two decades, the National Cancer Institute has documented a persistent racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates in the United States.

Racial disparities in surviving colon cancer driven more by health system than patient profile, Stanford study finds

January 27, 2015 - 09:00
African-American patients are less likely than whites to survive colon cancer and now researchers have found that those disparities are linked more to the quality of care received than previously...

Incidence of colorectal cancer increasing in young adults

January 26, 2015 - 07:00
The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) among young adults ages 20-39 years has increased during the past 20-30 years, despite declining rates of CRC for the U.S. population overall.

New animal models faithfully reproduce the tumor of each patient

January 26, 2015 - 07:00
The implementation of patient cancer cells in the same organ of mice can reproduce very accurately the tumor evolution and malignancy.

Mortality-to-incidence ratio helps identify global disparities in cancer screening and treatment

January 22, 2015 - 09:00
Disparities in cancer screening, incidence, treatment, and survival are worsening globally.

Study examines NSAID use, risk of anastomotic failure following surgery

January 21, 2015 - 16:00
Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with an increased risk of anastomotic leak at the surgical junction in patients undergoing nonelective colorectal procedures...

New data supports first-line use of Vectibix for metastatic colorectal cancer

January 20, 2015 - 10:00
Amgen has announced new data from the Phase 2 PEAK and Phase 3 PRIME studies that support the first-line use of Vectibix (panitumumab) in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy...

SPECTAcolor viable next generation multinational cancer clinical trial infrastructure

January 20, 2015 - 08:00
SPECTAcolor's successful start has demonstrated its viability to facilitate next generation cancer clinical trials.

Researchers identify new gene mutations linked to colorectal cancer in African American patients

January 16, 2015 - 10:00
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified new gene mutations unique to colon cancers in African Americans - the population with the highest incidence and death rates of any group...

Vitamin D 'aids the immune system to fight colorectal cancer'

January 16, 2015 - 08:00
A new study has demonstrated in a large human population sample that vitamin D's immune system-aiding qualities help the body to fight colorectal cancer cells

Patients with advanced colon cancer having less surgery, better survival

January 15, 2015 - 10:00
The annual rate of primary tumor removal for advanced stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC) has decreased since 1988 and the trend toward nonsurgical management of the disease noted in 2001 coincides...

Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals initiates phase I clinical trial of CPI-613 for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer

January 14, 2015 - 10:00
Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage company and leader in the field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, has announced the initiation of a Phase I clinical trial of CPI-613, in...

New gene mutations identified that are linked to colorectal cancer in African-Americans

January 14, 2015 - 09:00
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified new gene mutations unique to colon cancers in African Americans - the population with the highest incidence and death rates of any group...

Lung cancer rates 'decrease with elevation,' study finds

January 14, 2015 - 08:00
Can inhaled oxygen cause cancer? A new study published in the open access journal PeerJ finds lung cancer rates fall dramatically with increasing elevation in the Western US.

SMC recommends Erbitux for use in the first line treatment of metastatic bowel cancer patients in Scotland

January 13, 2015 - 10:00
Erbitux (cetuximab), in combination with FOLFIRI or FOLFOX, has been recommended for use within NHS Scotland by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for the first line treatment of metastatic...

Favorable OS rates for rectal cancer patients demonstrated by secondary analysis of RTOG 0247

January 13, 2015 - 08:00
Locally advanced rectal cancer patients who receive preoperative radiation therapy with either irinotecan plus capecitabine or oxaliplatin plus capecitabine have a four-year overall survival rate of...

Following lifestyle guidelines may reduce risk for certain cancers and for overall mortality

January 10, 2015 - 08:00
A study of nearly a half-million Americans has found that following cancer prevention guidelines from the American Cancer Society may modestly reduce your overall risk of developing cancer and have a...