Tag: "colorectal" at medical news
Study: Couric's colonoscopy caused cross-country climb in colon cancer checks
... that promoted colon cancer awareness and endorsed colorectal
cancer screening. Couric has since founded the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, part of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health in New York. Fendrick and Cram cite Couric for bringi...
One drug, two targets
... 25 to 50 percent of breast, ovarian, prostate and colorectal
cancers. This overexpression is correlated with a...ion of HER3 is also found in ovarian, prostate and colorectal
cancers and low levels of it are detected in skin, stomach, lung, kidney and brain cancers. The thir...
Study gauges patient opinions in L.A. County
...vices for specific conditions, including diabetes, colorectal
cancer, cervical cancer and breast cancer. The rep... within two years. However, rates of screening for colorectal
cancer, even the use of a fecal occult blood test, were low, mirroring the low rates nationally. The...
Colonoscopy far more cost-effective against colon cancer than promising Cox II drugs, study predicts
...-M study: that aspirin's effectiveness in reducing colorectal
cancer risk will never be superior to the life-saving impact of colonoscopy. Even as the aspirin clinical trials were under way, the U-M/UCSF team decided to compare the known costs and benefits of screening against the costs and benefits that might ...
Unproven prostate cancer screening more popular than valuable colon test
...ne with scientific evidence, then the proven test, colorectal
cancer screening, would be more common than the un...reased until age 80. Only 63 percent had undergone colorectal
cancer screening. "More men had been tested for prostate cancer than for colon cancer in all but fo...
Dartmouth/VA study questions screening priorities of prostate and colon cancer
...e of men are screened for prostate cancer than for colorectal
cancer, despite the fact that prostate screening h...been proven to reduce prostate cancer deaths while colorectal
screening can substantially reduce the mortality from colon and rectal cancer. The study provides th...
More health care doesnt mean better health care for medicare patients
...f Medicare enrollees: patients with heart attacks, colorectal
cancer, hip fracture, and a representative sample of the elderly. In each group, patients living in highest-spending regions received about 60 percent more care than those in lowest-spending regions, even though their needs for care were nearly ident...
Report card finds older Americans fail 6 of 10 goals for improving healthy aging
...that the nation met important targets for smoking, colorectal
screening, mammograms, and flu shots. Hawaii was one of the healthiest states for older Americans while Kentucky ranked among the least healthy states. All states missed targets for physical activity, nutrition, and weight. The only goal met by all...
Human cytomegalovirus may be involved in colorectal cancer
... cellular processes involved in the development of colorectal
cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second most freq...o promote malignant growth, particularly affecting colorectal
cancer-cell development. Charles S Cobbs from the Birmingham VA Medical Center and University of Ala...
High-than-average fiber consumption does not affect results of wheat bran fiber trial
...who eat high-fiber diets have a lower incidence of colorectal
cancer. The WBF trial compared the recurrence rate...at these participants had adequate protection from colorectal
cancer recurrence even without the addition of a high-fiber supplement. In other words, the benefici...
USC consortium receives $15 million NCI grant to determine causes of colon cancer
...st often, several members have been diagnosed with colorectal
cancer. Overall, said Haile, the registry has upwards of 15,000 colorectal
cancer patients on its rolls. Each cancer patient fills out a questionnaire and gives blood samples ...
Hope for patients with advanced bowel cancer
...USA involving 821 patients with advanced bowel or colorectal
- cancer to compare three different treatment stra... oxaliplatin to be given to patients with advanced colorectal
cancer that had progressed following first-line treatment. In Europe, however, oxaliplatin has been...
Screening the general population for colorectal cancer
...d to screen the population. The early detection of colorectal
cancer is potentially associated with a dramatic r...families at risk where there has been a history of colorectal
polyp or cancer," said Dr Thierry Andr from Hpital Tenon in Paris, France. "If several members of t...
Smoking found to be an important risk factor for colorectal polyps
...s have identified smoking as a key risk factor for colorectal
polyps. Rajeev Attam, M.D., and colleagues analyz...at family history of colon cancer is predictive of colorectal
polyps, but our statistical analysis indicates that being a current smoker is equally predictive," s...
Correction for reporting delays and errors may lead to changes in recent cancer incidence data
...ey looked at the incidence rates of breast cancer, colorectal
cancer, lung/bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, and...cancer incidence rates for 1998 ranged from 3% for colorectal
cancer (regardless of race or sex) to 14% for melanoma (regardless of sex) and for prostate cancer i...
Researchers show new genetic mutation increases risk for colon cancer
...y-identified genetic marker increases the risk for colorectal
cancer approximately three-fold in individuals born with this mutation, according to a study published in the September 20 issue of Science. A team of scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the University of Michigan collaborated w...
Hormone replacement therapy reviewing the evidence
...n placebo. HRT was found to be protective against colorectal
cancer and hip fracture. There were no significant...6 in every 1000 users, but reduce the incidence of colorectal
cancer and hip fracture by 1.7 in every 1000--giving on balance an overall increase in one of these ...
Effect of diet on cancer risk
...sk have been established, even for cancers such as colorectal
cancer for which most researchers agree that diet probably has important effects. The main factors that have held back progress are the inaccuracy of methods for estimating food and nutrient intake and the biases in case-control studies. The results ...
Herbal dietary supplement alters metabolism of chemotherapy drug
...ved in drug metabolism. The enzyme inactivates the colorectal
cancer chemotherapy drug irinotecan. To examine the interaction between St. John's wort's and irinotecan, Ron H. J. Mathijssen, M.D., and Alex Sparreboom, Ph.D., of the Department of Medical Oncology at the Erasmus MC-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center,...
Colorectal cancer drug provides important option for patients with advanced disease
...12, 2002) The approval of a new drug for advanced colorectal
cancer provides an important new option for patien...ved oxaliplatin to treat patients whose metastatic colorectal
cancer has progressed after standard chemotherapy. The approval was based on data from a multi-cente...
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