Tag: "colorectal" at medical news
Other highlights in the April 7 JNCI
...sulinemia--is associated with an increased risk of colorectal
cancer. Colorectal cancer and type 2 diabetes shar...appears to be associated with an increased risk of colorectal
cancer. To determine whether insulin and insulin resistance are associated with the risk of develop...
Latest cancer research features small molecule therapy, and the preventative benefits of sunshine
...vely reduced cMyc mRNA expression by 85 percent in colorectal
tumor animal models. The small molecule inhibited growth of prostate and pancreatic tumor models in mice as well. Each of those tumor cell types are known to produce high levels of cMyc during tumor growth. "We have identified a small molecule ...
Acrylamide in food: Unraveling exposure and risk
... dietary acrylamide and risk of bladder, kidney or colorectal
cancer. Two larger ongoing studies, each of more than 50,000 women, are examining colorectal
and breast cancer risk. Epidemiology's ability to address acrylamide concerns will be discussed. ( A...
Study finds fewer, but more advanced, colon cancers in postmenopausal women on E&P hormone therapy
...The current study updates findings from the WHI on colorectal
cancer reported in 2002, when the estrogen plus pr...rogen plus progestin reported a positive impact on colorectal
cancer risk, however. The updated analysis showed that, among the 8,506 women in the study, there w...
Lupus discovery may pave way to better-designed COX-2 inhibitors
...n tested for use in a number of cancers, including colorectal
cancer. Most unexpectedly, the researchers found that only some COX-2 inhibitors have a beneficial effect in lupus, which may depend on their structural peculiarity and not because they inhibit prostaglandin production and reduce inflammation -- som...
NEJM breast cancer study shows increased disease - free survival
...veloping innovative therapies for treating breast, colorectal
and other cancers. Pfizer Inc discovers, develops, manufactures and markets leading prescription medicines for humans and animals and many of the world's best-known consumer brands. For more information on AROMASIN, visit http://www.pfizeroncology...
Computer-based program provides personal colon cancer risk data
...an help people understand their estimated risk for colorectal
cancer (CRC), according to an article in the April... individuals better understand their true risk for colorectal
cancer," said Dr. Weinstein. "Since the program was computer-based, it also helped them to see how ...
Estrogren plus progestin decreases colorectal cancer in postmenopausal woman
...plus progestin significantly decreased the risk of colorectal
cancer, according to an article by Rowan Chlebowsk...gestin is associated with a decreased incidence of colorectal
cancers. However, these cancers are diagnosed at more advanced stage perhaps related to symptom misi...
NIH asks participants in women's health initiative estrogen-alone study to stop study pills
... measures for heart disease, fractures, breast and colorectal
cancer, or in a large observational study. In ad... clots outweighed the benefits on hip fracture and colorectal
cancer. Participants in the combined hormone therapy study were assigned to either estrogen plus pr...
Breakthrough cancer treatment Avastin receives first approval in the US
...m a pivotal Phase III study in over 900 metastatic colorectal
cancer patients which demonstrated that patients t...ally novel approach to the treatment of metastatic colorectal
cancer. The drug targets VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor), the central mediator of angiogen...
Race may be a factor in treatment of rectal cancer patients
...he article. Recently, there has been a decline in colorectal
cancer and deaths caused by the disease, but black...black females. However, no evidence suggests that colorectal
cancer affects blacks and whites differently. Arden M. Morris, M.D., M.P.H., of the University o...
Combining surgery with novel treatment may improve survival rates
... 2002 with peritoneal disease that had spread from colorectal
cancer. "As surgical techniques and perioperative...l with complete removal of peritoneal disease from colorectal
cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States." All patients unde...
Rectal cancer treatment gaps, especially for African Americans, seen in new study
...st of racial disparities already known to exist in colorectal
cancer incidence, screening and treatment. And it ...35,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal
cancer this year. Although incidence and mortality rates of colorectal
cancer in the United States a...
High levels of certain protein in blood associated with development of colon cancer
...flammation could play a role in the development of colorectal
cancer. To examine this hypothesis, Thomas P. Er... followed up through December 2000. A total of 172 colorectal
cancer cases were identified through linkage with cancer registries. Up to two controls (n = 342) we...
Study supports role of aspirin in reducing risk of colorectal cancer
...simple, daily tablet that could reduce the risk of colorectal
cancer for everyone, but right now we don't have t...rs suggested that aspirin could reduce the risk of colorectal
polyps but had not established the most effective dose. The current investigation is part of the Nu...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet February 3, 2004
...veloping adenomas (a type of polyp that can become colorectal
cancer) than those who reported never using or rar...ween 1980 and 1998. Overall, 1,368 cases of distal colorectal
adenoma were diagnosed.. Women who reported taking up to 14 tablets per week had the lowest relative...
Reach of sigmoidoscopies inadequate in many older women
...tant factors to consider in choosing among various colorectal
cancer screening methods. While the stu...oscopy, one of the most common screening tools for colorectal
cancer, is a fairly simple procedure that is commonly performed in a doctor's examination room. A si...
Other highlights in the January 7 issue of JNCI
... BRCA1 and BRCA2 founder mutations and the risk of colorectal
cancer, and Frequency of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in unselected Ashkenazi Jewish patients with colorectal
cancer: http://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2004-01/jotn-bmn122903.php A prospective study of a...
Risk factors determine need for colonoscopy
...icine may help determine patients' risk levels for colorectal
cancer and if they require a colonoscopy for furth... over the age of 50 and developed a risk index for colorectal
cancer, identifying factors associated with an increased probably of finding the disease in the uppe...
New project will develop cancer maps for Pennsylvania
...lvania communities with particularly high rates of colorectal
and prostate cancer. "A picture, or a map in this...ped under this grant will be based on prostate and colorectal
cancers because available screenings and interventions provide significant opportunity to reduce the...
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