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Second-line cetuximab active beyond progression in quadruple wild-type patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.04]
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that are mutation-free in the KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA genes showed significant benefit from continuing anti-epidermal growth factor receptor...

Applying New Jersey population traits to Louisiana reverses colorectal cancer trends
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.22]
Computer model shows incidence, mortality would drop steeplyIf Louisiana, which has some of the highest colon cancer incidence and mortality rates in the nation, had the same risk factors...

MD Anderson study finds one-third of colorectal cancers diagnosed before 35 are hereditary
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.21]
Researchers recommend genetic counseling to benefit familiesHereditary colorectal cancers, caused by inherited gene mutations, are relatively rare for most patients.

'Hotspots' for Fatal Colorectal Cancer ID'd in Southeast U.S. (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2015.07.15]
(MedPage Today) -- Historically low screening rates, other factors appear to contribute.

Three large U.S. hot spots have excessive colorectal cancer death rates
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.08]
While most of the United States has experienced large declines in colorectal cancer death rates in recent years, progress in the Mississippi Delta and two other areas has lagged.

Studies confirm regorafenib benefit in pre-treated metastatic colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.03]
The phase IIIb CONSIGN study has confirmed the benefit of regorafenib in patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), researchers announced at the ESMO 17th World Congress...

Thin colorectal cancer patients have shorter survival than obese patients
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.02]
Although being overweight with a high body-mass index (BMI) has long been associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer, thinner patients might not fare as well after treatment for advanced...

Protein's impact on colorectal cancer is dappled
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.01]
In early stages, it acts as tumor suppressor; later it can help spread diseaseResearchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a cell signaling pathway that...

Targeting dormant cells may halt colorectal cancer spread
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.30]
Scientists have found how to control stem cell behavior that spurs the spread of bowel cancer, opening a route for therapies that target dormant cells as opposed to growing cells.

New approach holds promise for earlier, easier detection of colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.26]
Chemists at Caltech have developed a new sensitive technique capable of detecting colorectal cancer in tissue samples -- a method that could one day be used in clinical settings for the early...

Colorectal cancer cells reverted to normal functioning cells in lab
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.19]
Work on mice has succeeded in regressing colorectal cancer tumors and resulted in relapse that persisted for 6 months, raising prospects for the disease currently without a cure.

Colorectal Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Understanding Cancer of the Colon
Source: MedicineNet Rectal Bleeding Specialty [2013.06.07]
Title: Colorectal Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Understanding Cancer of the Colon
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/21/2009 12:59:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Antidepressants might reduce risk of colorectal cancer
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry
Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) might inhibit the growth of colorectal tumors according to The Lancet Oncology.

Cancers caught during screening colonoscopy are more survivable
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.14]
Patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the test, according to a...

Discovery promises new treatments to thwart colon cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.22]
Boosting the activity of a protective gene and giving patients 'good' gut bacteria could help prevent or slow progression of colorectal cancer, St.

Cancer screening increase may reflect Affordable Care Act provision
Source: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance News From Medical News Today [2015.06.04]
Screening for colorectal cancer increased in lower socioeconomic status (SES) individuals after 2008, perhaps reflecting the Affordable Care Act's removal of financial barriers to screening according...

Complex signaling between blood and stem cells controls regeneration in fly gut
Source: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2015.05.26]
Buck Institute scientists say impaired interactions between macrophages and stem cells are likely players in human intestinal maladies like IBS, leaky gut and colorectal cancersHaving a healthy...

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