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Cetuximab used with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer may result in more rapid cancer progression
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.10]
Research from the University of Southampton has shown a drug, used in combination with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer, is not effective in some settings, and indeed may result in...

Gene variant makes eaters of processed meat 'more likely to get colorectal cancer'
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today [2014.04.18]
Researchers have found that a common gene variant - carried by 1 in 3 people - may increase risk of colorectal cancer in individuals who eat processed meat.

Older Patients Fare Less Well After Colorectal Cancer Surgery
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2014.04.15]
Although there's been a reduction in US colorectal cancer operations as well as improved outcome in recent years, the elderly still don't do as well as younger patients, according to California-based researchers.
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Patients over 65 have more complications after colorectal cancer surgery
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.09]
Most colorectal cancer surgeries are performed on patients older than 65 years, and older patients have worse outcomes than younger patients, although the total number of colon cancer operations...

Adenoma detection rates linked to colorectal cancer and mortality
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.02]
A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer.

First framework published for colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening bundle
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.03.27]
Patients want physicians to provide high-quality care and the health system requires good value for physician work.

About 6 percent of colorectal cancers are missed by colonoscopy
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.03.24]
About 6 percent of colorectal cancers are diagnosed within three to five years after the patient receives a clean colonoscopy report, according to a population-based study by researchers from...

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.

Improvements needed in website information on colon cancer: it is too complex, fails to address key concerns
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.16]
Popular web information on colorectal cancer is too difficult for most lay people to read and doesn't address the appropriate risks to and concerns of patients, a study by UT Southwestern Medical...

Link suggested between colon microbiome and genome stability
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.04.08]
Colorectal cancer develops in what is probably the most complex environment in the human body, a place where human cells cohabitate with a colony of approximately 10 trillion bacteria, most of which...

NICE rejects life-extending bowel cancer drug two weeks after Scottish approval
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.03.27]
NICE announced on 25 March 2014 that it is not recommending ZALTRAP® (aflibercept) to the NHS in England and Wales for the treatment of advanced, metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).

In patients on anticoagulants, cold snare polypectomy effective for removal of small colorectal polyps
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2014.03.25]
In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has published a special issue for March on colorectal cancer.

What keeps tumor cells in place
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.03.25]
Researchers at the University of Freiburg have found switches that colorectal cancer cells use to migrate away from the primary tumor site and to invade neighboring tissue.

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