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Interval Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher in Black Patients
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2017.05.22]
Many black patients are screened by clinicians with low polyp detection rates, a red flag for poor-quality colonoscopy and missed cancer, the study authors note.
Medscape Medical News

Study finds colorectal cancer rates have risen dramatically in Gen X and millennials
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.03.02]
A new study finds that compared to people born around 1950, when colorectal cancer risk was lowest, those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer.

Poor metabolic health associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer in normal-weight postmenopausal women
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.02.02]
Among postmenopausal women who were normal weight, those who were metabolically unhealthy had a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer compared with those who were metabolically healthy.

Patient study suggests broader genetic testing for colorectal cancer risk
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.02.01]
A new study among more than 1000 colorectal cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has revealed that a surprising number of patients, about 10% in total, show mutations in genes thought to...

Gut bacteria mediate link between diet and colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.01.27]
Past studies have shown that diet affects the risk of colorectal cancer. New research suggests that this may be down to how diet alters the gut microbiome.

Vitamin E and selenium don't prevent polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.12.26]
Eight years ago, results from a landmark cancer prevention trial run by SWOG showed that a daily dose of vitamin E and selenium did not prevent prostate cancer.

Colorectal cancer screening initiative shows promise
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.12.15]
The Ohio State University have trialed a colorectal cancer screening initiative for relatives of colorectal cancer patients. The results are promising.

Colorectal cancer: Molecule that stops cells becoming cancerous identified
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.12.13]
Using human cells and mice, scientists reveal the molecule NLRC3 plays key role in stopping abnormal growth of colon cells and protecting against cancer.

Link between obesity and increased risk of colorectal cancer revealed
Source: Irritable Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2016.01.18]
Obesity has long been associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the link has never been understood.

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.

Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today [2017.05.24]
Suicide rates among lung cancer patients are significantly higher than the general population and people with breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.

Lifestyle choices condition colon and rectal cancer risk more than genetics
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.03.09]
Researchers of the Colorectal Cancer research group of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Dr.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers find colon polyps linked to lifestyle factors
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.12.13]
Lifestyle factors like cigarette smoking and red meat consumption are known to be associated with an increased risk of colon polyps which can lead to colorectal cancer.

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