Tag: "colorectal" at medical news
Support for colorectal cancer screening
...0 years could lower the incidence and mortality of colorectal
cancer. Around 16,000 people die from colorectal
cancer in the UK every year, with annual health-care costs for treatment of the disease estimated at...
Jefferson researchers find protein signpost may indicate esophageal and stomach cancer
...hose presence is thought to indicate the return of colorectal
cancer may also be a sign of the development of es...en proteins expressed only by intestinal cells and colorectal
cancer cells. It's vital to cellular communications, transmitting signals from outside to inside the...
Calcium intake may be associated with reduced risk of colon cancer
... cohorts appeared to modestly reduce their risk of colorectal
and colon cancer, but the results were not statistically significant. The new study involves an extended follow-up of the same two cohorts. Wu and her coworkers analyzed calcium intake from both dairy sources and calcium supplements by roughly 88,00...
Racial and ethnic minorities may receive less appropriate cancer treatment
...r racial and ethnic groups for lung, prostate, and colorectal
cancers. In contrast, whites received less aggress...equently received appropriate surgery for lung and colorectal
cancers. Past studies of equal access systems have suggested that equal treatment of a disease lead...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, February 19, 2002
...Follow-Up Tests The incidence of second primary colorectal
cancer is high despite regular surveillance colono...es found (Article,p. 261). The incidence of second colorectal
cancer was higher among patients with a history of colon cancer than the incidence of first colorect...
Novel colorectal cancer trial seeking patient volunteers at leading U.S. cancer centers
...n research studies of a new treatment strategy for colorectal
cancer using a therapeutic cancer vaccine technolo...rial will enroll up to 90 patients with metastatic colorectal
cancer not yet treated with standard chemotherapy, according to Aventis Pasteur Limited of Toronto, ...
New medical system for colon cancer screening
...eneral public to get screened play a major role in colorectal
cancer being the second leading cause of cancer related death in America. Virtual Colonoscopy is a breakthrough alternative procedure which can identify colon polyps before cancer spreads, is patient friendly, and can be preformed within 15 minutes w...
Direct contracting health plan cuts costs, not quality
...res, such as flu shots, cholesterol screening, and colorectal
examinations, also remained the same or increased over the study period. Dr. Lyles and his colleagues caution that the study only examines a single employer-purchasing group and that more long-term research is needed. Our study shows that the direct ...
Women more likely to get regular cancer screening if primary care is well-organized, study finds
...screening recommendations for cervical, breast and colorectal
cancers, because low-income African American women have been shown in other studies to die from these diseases at a disproportionate rate than women from other ethnic and economic groups, and because regular screening for these diseases has been show...
Early promise of non-invasive test for colorectal cancer
...liable method for identifying a subset of proximal colorectal
cancers. If successful, the new assessment, when c...ions in faecal DNA offers promise for non-invasive colorectal
cancer diagnosis; most previous studies have focused on the more common lesions of the distal colon ...
Four researchers awarded Dutch Nobel Prize
...er types develop at molecular level. These include colorectal
cancer and malignant melanoma, a serious type of s...o proteins in the human body might be the cause of colorectal
cancer. It did in fact turn out that certain DNA mutations can lead to b-catenin and TCF causing unc...
Hands-on cancer biology workshop for journalists
...2 is a target for preventing and possibly treating colorectal
cancer, since it is overexpressed in approximately 85 percent of colorectal
cancers and in 50 percent of premalignant cysts. Journalists also will hear the latest research fin...
Annals of Internal Medicine, Tip Sheet, October 17, 2000
... finds colonoscopy cost-effective in screening for colorectal
cancer A study found that colonoscopy, compared t...copy, is the most cost-effective way to screen for colorectal
cancer (Article, p. 573). FOBT detects blood in the stool; sigmoidoscopy allows examination of the r...
Cancer specialist elected to Royal College of Medicine
...cer prevention and specifically the development of colorectal
cancer and the potential of aspirin-like drugs to ...undraiser Lilly Tartikoff to increase awareness of colorectal
cancer, promote early detection and raise funds for research. DuBois is a national co-investigator ...
UCSD researcher wins grant to study colon cancer in African-Americans
...bility (MSI). This abnormality is associated with colorectal
cancer development, particularly the more virulent...Americans have only a slightly higher incidence of colorectal
cancer, but they have much higher death rates," said Carethers. "We believe MSI may play an importa...
Scientists: herb known as comfrey can ruin liver, other herbs appear helpful
... cooked forms, appears to protect somewhat against colorectal
and stomach cancers, they said. Supplements and over-cooked garlic may be much less effective. The herb also exhibits an ability to lower fats in the blood, reduce clotting, promote circulation, protect the liver and enhance the immune system. "Eati...
Meharry-Vanderbilt partnership aims to address racial disparity in cancer outcomes
...ve the highest incidence rates of prostate cancer, colorectal
cancer and lung cancer compared to other ethnic gr...nd they also have the highest mortality rates from colorectal
and lung cancer. White women have the highest incidence of breast cancer of any ethnic group, but A...
UK College of Medicine researchers study technologies to deliver drugs to the brain
...ll as the delivery of chemotherapy agents to treat colorectal
cancer that hasspread to the liver. In support of this research program, the team at the UK College ofMedicine has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Instituteof Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the Nat...
Physical exercise improves cancer patients' health
...leukemia, solid body tumors, head and neck cancer, colorectal
cancer, andchildhood cancers. They report their findings in the current issue of Annals ofBehavioral Medicine. Eighteen of the studies were designed to test a specific exercise program forcancer patients, following patients as they used a stationary...
New anti-angiogenic proteins discovered
...ials at UCLA'sJonsson Cancer Center, one attacking colorectal
cancer, the other being testedon lung cancer, with encouraging results thus far. "The use of angiogenesis inhibitors is one of our most promisingcancer-fighting strategies," said scientist Judith C. Gasson, director of UCLA'sJonsson Cancer Ce...
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