Tag: "colorectal" at medical news
Diets high in choline may increase risk for colorectal polyps
...ine were associated with an increased risk of some colorectal
polyps, which canbut do not alwayslead to colorectal
cancer, according to a study published online in the August 7 Journal of the National Cancer Instit...
Chemotherapy with bevacizumab increases risk of blood clots in arteries
...n to increase survival in patients with metastatic colorectal
and nonsmall-cell lung cancer, but some previous studies suggest these patients are at an increased risk for blood clots in their arteries. Frank Scappaticci, M.D., Ph.D., of Genentech, Inc. in South San Francisco, Calif., and colleagues analyzed ...
Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer
Working with human colorectal
cancer cells, a University of Minnesota team, led ...nsformation [of normal cells to cancerous ones] in colorectal
carcinoma. The story begins with the frequent observation by researchers that members of this enzy...
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation invests in gastroenterology's future
...Association of physical activity and biomarkers on colorectal
cancer risk Laura G. Mirviss Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland Research location: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine An examination of the possible effects of BFT and/or ETBF for activating Stat3 as a potential mechanism o...
Colonoscopy up in NYC
...ting. The test which can detect, prevent, or cure colorectal
cancer is generally recommended once every decade for people 50 and older, and earlier for those with a family history of the disease. Four years ago, only 43% of New Yorkers age 50 and older had been screened during the previous decade. Health offi...
Folic acid supplements do not appear to reduce risk of colorectal tumors
...pplementation does not decrease the risk of benign colorectal
tumors, but may possibly increase the risk for some types of colorectal
tumors, according to a study in the June 6 issue of JAMA. Some previous studies have suggested that ...
USC researchers show that molecular markers predict tumor recurrence
... The results also show that patients with stage II colorectal
cancer seem to have a different molecular profile for tumor recurrence. However, further trials are needed to validate the preliminary data, Lurje says. The findings may help oncologists target patients who will benefit the most from adjuvant chem...
Gender impacts colorectal cancer progression
...ificant role in the development and progression of colorectal
cancer, Lenz explains. Colorectal cancer rates are...edict clinical outcome of patients with metastatic colorectal
cancer depends on gender....
Exploring better ways to determine when to change the course of treatment
...he start of treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal
cancer could help doctors determine when or if a c...his is an important area of research in metastatic colorectal
cancer because there are little data to help physicians chose which treatment is best for which pati...
Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2007) -- Although colorectal
cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death...he number of deaths and the number of new cases of colorectal
cancer diagnosed in the United States. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and...
Panel offers guidelines on skin reactions to new class of cancer drugs
...l types of cancer, including lung, pancreatic, and colorectal
cancers. The drugs including erlotinib (Tarceva), cetuximab (Erbitux), and panitumumab (Vectibix) work by interfering with cell-signaling abnormalities that contribute to cancer development and growth. Unfortunately, the EGFRIs carry a substantia...
Study reveals aspirin's colorectal cancer prevention mechanism
Aspirin therapys ability to reduce the risk of colorectal
cancer, an association seen in a large number of s...gular aspirin intake only reduced the incidence of colorectal
tumors that overexpress COX-2. "We knew that aspirin can block COX-2 function and that COX-2 is p...
GI screening: Racing time or wasting time?
...stic Lesions (Abstract #595) When screening for colorectal
cancer, there are many different test options; how...ican American patients in detecting and diagnosing colorectal
cancer, as well as the usefulness of colonoscopies in detecting colorectal
cancer in patients withou...
Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
... effect of gender and obesity on the prevalence of colorectal
polyps in a diverse population. Body mass inde...with Colorectal Cancer (Abstract #700) Rates of colorectal
cancer in elderly people are increasing, but there has been relatively little study of this disease ...
Researchers investigate impact of lifestyle on GI health
... The average person's lifetime risk of developing colorectal
cancer (CRC) is about seven percent and the role o...h colon cancer were vegetarians. Patients with colorectal
cancer (n=796) comprised the primary patient cohort for this study. Three groups of controls were ge...
An aspirin a day keeps colorectal cancer away
...r more of aspirin a day for five years can prevent colorectal
cancer, conclude authors of a study published in t... the likely time delay in any effect of aspirin on colorectal
cancer. Adenomas (the pre-cancerous growths that aspirin is thought to reduce) take at least 10 year...
Comparison of patients' access to new and better cancer drugs reveals inequalities between countries
...atest differences in uptake were noted for the new colorectal
and lung cancer drugs: bevacizumab, cetuximab, erlotinib and pemetrexed." (Lung and colorectal
cancer are among the world's top cancer killers for both men and women ). The USA's uptake of bev...
Magnesium loss in patients given monoclonal antibodies
... of hypomagnesaemia in 98 patients with metastatic colorectal
cancer treated with these antibodies. 95 (97%) of patients had decreased serum magnesium concentrations during treatment with the EGFR-targeted antibodies compared with baseline measures (mean serum magnesium slope 000157 mmol/L/day [95% CI 000191 to...
No data to support leaving small colon polyps in place
...published in Cancer on the cost-effectiveness of colorectal
cancer screening with CT colonography and the impa...ignificance of small polyps is central to refining colorectal
cancer screening, irrespective of modality, says Joel V. Brill, MD, AGAF, incoming chair of the AGA ...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
...acteristics, diet, lifestyle factors and high-risk colorectal
adenoma recurrence in the polyp prevention trial: Abstract 861 Experts agree that people who have had three or more potentially precancerous adenomatous polyps removed during a colonoscopy should be "rescoped" in three years to make sure the poly...
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