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Patients with head and neck cancers resistant to cetuximab may benefit from an investigational drug
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat News From Medical News Today [2014.09.15]
The investigational drug alpelisib, previously known as BYL719, was able to overcome head and neck cancer resistance to the anti-EGFR treatment cetuximab, and combining alpelisib with cetuximab was...

Promising blood biomarkers identified for colorectal cancer: Is a screening blood test within reach?
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.24]
The search for blood-borne biomarkers that could be used to screen for colorectal cancer (CRC) has uncovered two promising candidates that may one day lead to the development of a simple blood test.

Study examines readmission after colorectal cancer surgery as quality measure
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.22]
No significant variation was found in hospital readmission rates after colorectal cancer surgery when the data was adjusted to account for patient characteristics, coexisting illnesses and...

Colorectal cancer risk decreases with multiple healthy behaviors
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.13]
A new study finds that for each healthy lifestyle behavior adopted, the risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly in men, is lower.

New clues for the early detection of colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.10]
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have identified potential new ways to test for the first signs of one of the most deadly types of cancer: colorectal cancer.

Early detection of colorectal cancer may be possible with newly found biomarkers
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.09]
Early detection is key to survival in people who develop colorectal cancer. Now, researchers have identified potential new biomarkers to test for the first signs of the disease.

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
Source: MedicineNet Colon Polyps Specialty [2014.08.13]
Title: New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
Category: Health News
Created: 8/12/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

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.

OncoBriefs: Hormonal Link to CRC, Proton RT, PSA Recurrence (CME/CE)
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2014.10.25]
(MedPage Today) -- Tumor-suppressor pathway is broken in colorectal cancer.

New Evidence That Colonoscopy Reduces Cancer Risk, Mortality
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2014.10.23]
The largest study of its kind has confirmed that colonoscopy reduces the risk for colorectal cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Medscape Medical News

Knowing individual risk does not increase cancer screening rates
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today [2014.10.22]
Knowing their individual risk for disease is not enough to pursuade previously nonadherent patients to undergo recommended colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings, according to a randomized, controlled...

Genetic Test Showing Increased CRC Risk Prompts No Action
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2014.10.21]
Individuals who were shown by genetic testing to be at increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) did not increase screening.
Medscape Medical News

'Yes' to Routine Colonoscopies in IBD
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2014.10.21]
(MedPage Today) -- Screening lowered colorectal cancer incidence and colon cancer mortality.

Got Colon Cancer, Get Milk?
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2014.10.20]
Dr Alok Khorana reports on a study indicating that increased milk and calcium intake is associated with improved outcomes after diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
Medscape Oncology

Optimal centralised cancer care can narrow rural vs urban gap
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today [2014.10.20]
Quality centralised care appears to narrow the survival gap between rural and urban patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in South Australia, according to research published in the Medical...

LSU Health tumor registry data find Acadiana colon cancer rates among nation's highest
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.14]
A special study using data from LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health's Louisiana Tumor Registry has found that colorectal cancer incidence rates in the Louisiana Acadian parishes are...

Overuse of colonoscopies
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.10.01]
A retrospective study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), has found an overuse of colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening and surveillance.

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