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Are older adults being appropriately screened for colorectal cancer?
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.23]
Who should consider colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and why? CRC is a common and costly disease, largely of the elderly, with nearly 25% of cases diagnosed among patients aged 75-84 years, but...

Outcomes in Patients With Postcolonoscopy Colorectal Cancers
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2016.06.21]
How common are postcolonoscopy colorectal cancers, and what are the general outcomes of patients who develop them?
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U.S. preventive services task force updates recommendations regarding screening for colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.16]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found convincing evidence that colorectal cancer screening substantially reduces deaths from the disease among adults 50 to 75 years of age and that...

Colorectal Cancer (Colon Cancer): Symptoms, Signs, Screening, Stages, and Treatment Options
Source: MedicineNet Anemia Specialty [2016.06.07]
Title: Colorectal Cancer (Colon Cancer): Symptoms, Signs, Screening, Stages, and Treatment Options
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/21/2009 12:59:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Colorectal cancer rate rising among younger people
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.25]
Researchers find cancers are more advanced in those diagnosed before 50.A new study shows the rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) continues to increase in individuals under 50 years old, despite the...

MS drug may raise colorectal cancer risk
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.12]
A drug used to treat severe multiple sclerosis - mitoxantrone - has been linked to greater colorectal cancer risk in a new study. It is the first time such a link has been found.

Changes needed to increase access to colorectal cancer screening
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.09]
Colorectal cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in the United States, expected to claim the lives of an estimated 49,190 people in 2016.

Ovary removal may increase the risk of colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.04]
Colorectal cancer may rise in women who have their ovaries removed, according to new research.

New treatment for refractory metastatic colorectal cancer: Servier receives marketing authorisation for Lonsurf
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.29]
Servier announced that the European Commission has granted a Marketing Authorisation for LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil), formerly known as TAS‐102, in the European Union (EU) for the...

Cholesterol levels, not statins, influence colorectal cancer risk
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.27]
Indication bias' may explain link between statin use and cancer risk. Long-term use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins does not appear to decrease a patient's risk of...

Confounding rather than causation may explain association between statin use and lower risk of colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.26]
Both statin use and increased cholesterol have been linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer.

Noninvasive test detected colorectal cancer in previously unscreened patients
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.19]
A noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test detected the disease in patients who had previously avoided more invasive screening measures, according to research presented at the AACR Annual...

Genomic makeup of colorectal cancers predicts immune system ability to fight tumors
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.15]
Colorectal cancers heavily bedecked with tumor-related proteins called neoantigens are likely to be permeated with disease-fighting white blood cells, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute...

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.

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.

Capacity 'Not Limiting Factor in CRC Screening Uptake'
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2016.06.23]
The US has the healthcare capacity to perform enough colonoscopies to meet the recommended targets for colorectal cancer screening, say officials, who warn that screening levels remain too low.
Medscape Medical News

Dietary experiments in mice point the way to early detection of cancer development in humans
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.23]
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the Western world, mainly because it is usually diagnosed too late.

Blocking known cancer driver unexpectedly reveals a new tumor-promoting pathway
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.18]
Targeting both pathways with drug inhibitors more effective in stopping colorectal cancer growth.

Cancer patients with depression less likely to recover well after treatment
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.16]
A new study finds colorectal cancer patients with depression are seven times more likely to be in very poor health 2 years after end of treatment than patients without depression.

Findings expand potential of cancer drug
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.16]
Study shows drug may help even more people suffering from colorectal cancer.

Colon cancer: Study finds clear link to 'jumping gene'
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.12]
While jumping genes have been found in many cancers, their direct involvement has not been clear in colorectal cancer. Now, a new study conclusively demonstrates such a role.

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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