Testing the effectiveness of a general practice intervention to improve uptake of colorectal cancer screening: a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: A multicomponent intervention delivered in general practice significantly increased self-reported FOBT uptake in those at average risk of CRC. Implications for public health: General practice interventions could serve as an important adjunct to the Australian National Bowel Cancer Screening Program to boost plateauing screening rates. PMID: 31268211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The 53-year-old had to have his testicle removed as well as having chemo for his bowel cancer. Doctors in Iowa City said damage to tubes inside his scrotum may have contributed to the tumour.
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This tenth report of the audit includes data on over 30,000 patients diagnosed with bowel cancer between 01 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. For the first time, indicators of return to theatre and robotic surgery are reported and the measure of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer is reported at trust/hospital level in England. The report discusses several key findings for care pathways, surgical care, survival, rectal cancer and National Cancer Registry data.
Researchers at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, California found that the higher daily dose of aspirin they gave mice each day, the more effectively they could stop colorectal tumor growth and recurrence.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in both males and females in the UK, giving rise to approximately 40,000 new cancer cases per year. It arises from polyps as part of the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. Early detection can aid treatment and improve outcomes. Faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) and direct imaging using colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy has been shown to be advantageous in the detection of polyps and earlier cancer. We review the evidence and provide summaries of current strategies as well as future potential developments.
UK researchers looked at more than 120,000 individuals having a colonoscopy, the main test for colorectal cancer, in England between 2005 and 2013.
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In conclusion, two molecular subtypes have been consistently identified in our series of CD-SBCs, a microsatellite instability-immune and a mesenchymal subtype, the former likely associated with an indolent and the latter with a worse tumor behavior.
New research uses Mendelian randomization and genetic data to study potential causal relations between certain types of gut bacteria and bowel cancer.