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Study examines risk factors associated with colorectal cancer

...ate levels, or having a first degree relative with colorectal cancer, are associated with an increased risk for ... beginning at age 50 years can reduce death due to colorectal cancer and that removal of precursor tumors may reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer. Identific...

'Sunshine vitamin' shines in colon study

...hine vitamin--may play a role in the prevention of colorectal cancer. "The finding that may surprise the scient...ten become cancerous. Having a close relative with colorectal cancer also elevated risk, but not as much as smoking. The consumption of red meat and alcohol were ...

Roche files marketing application for Avastin with European health authorities

...MAb-VEGF) as a treatment for first-line metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy. The appl...trials is also supporting the submission. In 2000, colorectal cancer was the third most commonly reported cancer with 945,000 new cases worldwide. It is estimated...

Other highlights in the December 3 issue of JNCI

...rk together, not separately, to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Maria V. Grau, M.D., of the Dartmouth Med...m supplementation for preventing the recurrence of colorectal cancer. The new study found that calcium supplements reduced the risk of recurrence only among indiv...

3-D virtual colonoscopy is more sensitive than conventional procedure

...n conventional colonoscopy as a major component of colorectal cancer screening in the U.S.," said lead author Pe...opy Screening Project at Walter Reed. "Even though colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and is almost always preventable, less than half ...

Bayer and Onyx announce new data on dual mechanism of action of BAY 43-9006

...multiple types, including RCC (73), melanoma (31), colorectal (115) and others (123) including pancreas, ovarian and breast carcinoma. Based on the results observed in kidney cancer, Bayer and Onyx have begun an international, multi-center Phase III trial to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of BAY 43-...

UCLA researchers to test experimental pill

...Cancer Center are seeking volunteers with advanced colorectal cancer to participate in two final-phase studies t...st chemotherapy combination available for advanced colorectal cancer, so study volunteers will receive the highest standard of care. All volunteers enrolled in t...

Direct link found between chronic inflammation, colon cancer

...hronic inflammation as a potential risk factor for colorectal cancer. The findings, published this week in...useful in assessment and management of a patient's colorectal cancer risk. "A number of studies have implicated chronic inflammation in the development of ca...

Heavy alcohol consumption linked to colorectal cancer

...s are much more likely than nondrinkers to develop colorectal cancer or premalignant polyps. They also note a p...lcohol consumption remained. "When screening for colorectal neoplasia, risk assessment is based on age and family history but not on facts such as behavior or l...

New scientific advances in gastroenterology presented at college's 68th annual meeting

...ancer: The link between alcohol consumption and colorectal cancer; GI doctors' compliance with screening guidelines; The importance of screening in women regardless of symptoms; The importance of screening in African Americans because of a high prevalence of premalignant polyps; and Virtual colonoscopy vs...

Nordic collaboration gives new insights into adjuvant chemotherapy

...e new insights into the effects of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer, ECCO 12 the European Cancer Conference heard today (Thursday 25 September). Prof. Bengt Glimelius, a professor and consultant at the University Hospital in Uppsala and the University Hospital Karolinska Sjukhuset in Stockholm, explained to a...

EUROCARE 3 - new European cancer survival figures

...p between east and west has actually increased For colorectal cancer the gap between the higher Nordic survival figures and western Europe is also closing, but again the gap between west and east is widening. Prostate cancer survival trends vary widely, with survival increasing in most countries. Five-year su...

Improved procurement could more than double availability of life-saving transplant organs

... quality of care provided to patients with lung or colorectal cancer treated across the United States. Since arriving at Harvard, Dr Guadagnoli has been involved in several large-scale projects to study the quality of care for patients with cardiovascular disease. His work in this area focuses on understanding ...

A milestone in colorectal cancer unveiled Avastin(TM) confers unprecedented survival advantage

...rs can significantly improve survival in advanced colorectal cancer compared to established chemotherapy alone,...line chemotherapy (IFL1) for advanced (metastatic) colorectal cancer.2 "For several years now, we have been investigating ways of blocking the blood supply to...

Differences in cancer screening rates reported

...ers examined screening rates for cervical, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer among whites, Latinos, Asians,...year relative survival rates for breast, prostate, colorectal and cervical cancer rise above 90 percent if the tumor is discovered before it spreads to other part...

Method to keep track of cancer comorbidities is successful; may help cancer research

...nroll 10,000 patients with newly diagnosed lung or colorectal cancers and address how characteristics of patients, providers and the systems delivering care affect what services patients receive for the management of cancer and its consequences. In addition to training other cancer centers about their program,...

Exercise and breast-cancer prevention: study finds it's never too late to start

...es for heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast and colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women. Established in 1991 by the NIH, final results are expected in 2005....

Other highlights in the September 3 issue of JNCI

...s statistics on lung, female breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers and highlights the uses of selected surveillance data to assist in the development of state-based cancer control plans. The authors note that observed cancer incidence rates for all cancer sites combined increased from the mid-1970s through ...

Progress shown in death rates from four leading cancers decline in overall mortality has slowed

...r most common cancers lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal continued to decline in the late 1990s according ...sed cancer control measures such as screening for colorectal cancer that reach all segments of the population. Analyses of the findings, including new data fro...

Study affirms safety of oxaliplatin for colorectal patients with advanced cancer

...rug oxaliplatin is safe for patients with advanced colorectal cancer. "Our results are encouraging because they...hat oxaliplatin is safe for patients with advanced colorectal cancer," said Dr. Ramanathan, lead investigator and associate professor in the division of hematolog...

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