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Insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.25]
A study recently published in the journal Carcinogenesis by researchers at the University of Kansas shows a new role for the protein adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) in suppressing colorectal cancer...

FDA approves first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.13]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the...

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
Source: MedicineNet Clinical Trials 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

Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening reduces colorectal cancer incidence and rate of death
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.12]
Among about 100,000 study participants, screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy resulted in a reduced incidence and rate of death of colorectal cancer, compared to no screening, according to a study...

Low uptake of colorectal cancer screening by African Americans revealed in a Veterans Affairs healthcare network
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.08]
According to researchers in California, African Americans' participation in colorectal cancer screening is low and the use of colonoscopy infrequent despite similar access to care across races in a...

Task force recommends genetic testing of tumor for colorectal cancer patients
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.07]
US Multi-Society Task Force releases consensus statement on genetic evaluation and management of lynch syndrome.Of the 143,000 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually in the U.S.

Gut microbiome analysis improved noninvasive colorectal cancer screening
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.07]
Analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment...

Could chili peppers reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.04]
A study from UC-San Diego School of Medicine found that mice fed capsaicin - the active ingredient in chili peppers - had lower tumor growth in the gut and increased lifespan.

Innovative methodology enables non-coding DNA to be decoded in colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.25]
Cancer is a disease of the genome resulting from a combination of genetic modifications (or mutations).

Carbs turned into colorectal cancer by gut microbes in those predisposed to the disease
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.21]
Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear.

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.

CRC Death Rates Variable After Colonoscopic Polyp Removal
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2014.08.27]
The risk for death from colorectal cancer (CRC) is higher in patients with high-risk adenomas than in the general population, and lower in patients with low-risk adenomas, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News

Study Questions Surveillance Colonoscopy (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2014.08.27]
(MedPage Today) -- Removal of adenomatous polyps--without follow-up surveillance colonoscopy--led to a colorectal cancer mortality similar to that of general population, results of a large Norwegian cohort study showed.

Medicaid: do differing state reimbursement policies affect cancer screening?
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.25]
New research examining state-specific differences in Medicaid policies may be having an impact on screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.

Older patients with limited life expectancy still receiving cancer screenings
Source: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP News From Medical News Today [2014.08.18]
A substantial number of older patients with limited life expectancy continue to receive routine screenings for prostate, breast, cervical and colorectal cancer although the procedures are unlikely...

Mix of Kudos and Caution for Fecal DNA Test
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2014.08.14]
(MedPage Today) -- The newly approved DNA screening test for colorectal cancer received props from clinicians and researchers, who nonetheless cited continued patient aversion as the biggest obstacle to more effective screening.

DNA Test Wins FDA, CMS Approval at Same Time
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2014.08.12]
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The first-ever DNA-based screening test for colorectal cancer has received FDA approval and preliminary approval for Medicare coverage of the test.

Could resistant starch reduce red meat cancer risk?
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.04]
The colorectal cancer risk that comes with a diet high in red meat could be reduced by the consumption of a particular starch, researchers have found.

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