Patients in Canada missing recommended cancer screenings
A significant number of people in Canada are missing timely screening tests...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cancer delays: Counting COVID-19's hidden costs USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 Women who smoke are less likely to get cancer screening Are older Americans screened too much for cancer? ASTRO: Cervical cancer deaths rise as women's centers close (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home
An at-home test for colon cancer is as reliable as the traditional screening, health experts say, and more agreeable. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Tests (Medical) Colon Colon and Colorectal Cancer Elderly your-feed-health Source Type: news

For Many Cancer Patients, Diagnosis Brings Psychological'Silver Lining '
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- Could a cancer diagnosis sometimes produce positive life changes? In a new study, many people with colon cancer, even in advanced stages, believed their diagnosis had brought some beneficial effects to their lives. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals
Differences between right and left colon biopsy specimens may explain the difference in colorectal cancer location in Black vs White Americans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gut microbe may promote breast cancers
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A microbe found in the colon and commonly associated with the development of colitis and colon cancer also may play a role in the development of some breast cancers, according to new research from investigators with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and its Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alto Reed, Longtime Saxophonist for Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band, Dies at 72
Alto Reed, the longtime saxophonist for Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, died on Wednesday (Dec. 30) after a long battle with colon cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment Delays Are Deadly: 5- and 10-Year Data Cancer Treatment Delays Are Deadly: 5- and 10-Year Data
Longer time from diagnosis to definitive treatment after prostate, breast, lung, and colon cancer diagnosis was tied to higher mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID-19 relief bill delays USPSTF mammo recommendation
A bill passed by the U.S. Congress to provide COVID-19 relief also includes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 USPSTF advises against carotid artery stenosis screening House subcommittee delays USPSTF mammo recommendation ACR: New USPSTF lung cancer guidelines will save lives Do women over 75 need screening mammography? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Triple chemotherapy combination improves metastatic colorectal cancer outcomes
(SWOG) Researchers from SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer clinical trials group funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have shown that a triple drug combination -- of irinotecan, cetuximab, and vemurafenib -- is a more powerful tumor fighter and keeps people with metastatic colon cancer disease free for a significantly longer period of time compared with patients treated with irinotecan and cetuximab. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity's Influence on Colon Cancer Risk May Vary by Gender: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2020 -- Obesity affects colon cancer risk differently in women and men, new research reveals. British researchers analyzed data from more than 58,000 people with colon cancer and nearly 68,000 without. The takeaway: A higher body... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity's Influence on Colon Cancer Risk
Title: Obesity's Influence on Colon Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Achilles' heel of cancer stem cells
(Max Delbr ü ck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) Colon cancer stem cells have one weak spot: the enzyme Mll1. An MDC team led by Walter Birchmeier has now shown in Nature Communications that blocking this protein prevents the development of new tumors in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New combination therapy could help fight difficult-to-treat cancers with common mutations
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA scientists describe a new combination therapy that suppresses the MAPK pathway by holding cancer-driving proteins in a death grip. This combination of two small molecules has the potential to treat not only BRAF mutated melanoma but also additional aggressive subtypes of cancers, including melanoma, lung, pancreatic and colon cancers that harbor common mutations in cancer genes called RAS or NF1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AI body analysis finds lung cancer survival risk factors
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to quickly analyze body...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI abdominal fat analysis assesses cardiovascular risk AI can opportunistically screen for metabolic syndrome AI unlocks screening potential of body CT exams CT predicts cardiac events in colon cancer patients Muscle mass, adiposity on CT predict breast cancer survival (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Proof-of-concept study shows dogs can detect COVID-19 in human sweat
" Working " dogs trained to perform search and rescue tasks, detect explosives or diseases such as colon cancer correctly identified people infected with COVID-19 up to 100% of the time, French researchers said Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natalie Desselle-Reid, "Madea's Big Happy Family" actress, dead at 53 from colon cancer
"She was a bright light in this world. A queen. An extraordinary mother and wife," her family wrote on Instagram. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Signs of Colon Cancer
Title: Early Signs of Colon CancerCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon cancer screening: Weighing the options
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI abdominal fat analysis assesses cardiovascular risk
Body composition metrics automatically calculated from abdominal CT exams by...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can opportunistically screen for metabolic syndrome AI unlocks screening potential of body CT exams CT predicts cardiac events in colon cancer patients ISMRM: Deep learning moves toward clinical practice Muscle mass, adiposity on CT predict breast cancer survival (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

City of Hope developed cancer-killing virus: activates immune system against colon cancer
(City of Hope) A cancer-killing virus that City of Hope scientists developed could one day improve the immune system's ability to eradicate tumors in colon cancer patients, reports a new study in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. The preclinical research is a first step to showing that City of Hope's oncolytic virus CF33 can target hard-to-treat tumors that 'handcuff' the immune system and keep T cells from activating the immune system to kill cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Diagnosed Earlier Under Medicaid Expansion
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- For colon cancer patients, Medicaid expansion is associated with earlier diagnosis, enhanced access to treatment, and improved surgical care, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, Cancer Doesn ’t Take a Break
The danger of delayed screenings is greatest for people with known risk factors for cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Cancer Breast Cancer Tests (Medical) Colon and Colorectal Cancer Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Shutdowns (Institutional) Mammography Source Type: news

Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Cancer Associated Fibroblasts (CAFS) Traction Dynamics and Remodeling in 3D Matrices
 Neuromics'Colorectal CAFS in ActionIn a first of its kind study, the mechanical properties of ourCAFS were determined. This is important because, understanding how these cell behavein vivowill help improve the efficacy of new therapies: Bashar Emon, Zhengwei Li, Md Saddam Hossain Joy, Umnia Doha, Farhad Kosari, and M Taher A Saif. (2020).A Novel Method for Sensor-Based Quantification of Single/Multi-Cellular Traction Dynamics and Remodeling in 3D Matrices. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2020.09.24.311647" Cells in vivo generate mechanical forces (traction) on surrounding 3D extra cellular matrix (ECM) and cells. Such tra...
Source: Neuromics - November 25, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: 3-D Assays. 3-D imaging CAFs Cancer Associated Fibroblasts colorectal CAFs Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Colon cancer treatment for low-income Americans has improved with Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a new study says. That includes earlier diagnosis, increased access to treatment and better surgical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: Study
Title: Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medicaid expansion likely improved colon cancer care, study finds
Researchers said Monday that Medicaid expansion is likely to improve care of colon cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicaid expansion may result in earlier diagnosis of colon cancer
(American College of Surgeons) The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion for low-income people appears to lead to earlier diagnosis of colon cancer, enhanced access to care, and improved surgical care for patients with this common cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Kurogane holly contains anti-cancer compounds for IBS patients
(Natural News) Colitis-associated cancer (CAC) is one of the most serious complications of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an umbrella term for disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. An important risk factor for colon cancer, IBDs – either ulcerative colitis or Crohn s disease – often precede CAC, which is a type of inflammation-driven... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Surgery with Organ Removal Extends Survival
Removing major organs to achieve a more complete cancer resection did not increase severe complications or hinder survival benefits of aggressive surgery for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma, according to a recent report. The increased complexity of organ resection surgery will not adversely affect long-term outcomes, according to the multicenter study published in Annals of Surgical Oncology. By comparison, an incomplete cytoreduction that can spare the organs is associated with increased mortality and shorter overall survival. The study, which involved 174 patients across 12 specialty centers within the U.S., accent...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Tied to Most Potential Years of Life Lost
MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 -- The largest numbers of potential years of life lost (PYLLs) were due to deaths from cancers of the lung/bronchus, colon/rectum, and breast in 2017, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in Cancer Epidemiology,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Randomized trial of laparoscopic, open liver surgery found no difference in long-term survival ou
(American College of Physicians) A randomized trial of laparoscopic and open liver surgery for patients with metastatic colon cancer found no difference in survival outcomes between treatment groups. Previously published short-term results showed that the laparoscopic approach led to fewer complications within 30 days after surgery, faster recovery, and shorter hospital stays. Findings from a randomized, controlled trial are published inAnnals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New prognostic markers for colon cancer identified
(Medical University of Vienna) The study recently published by MedUni Vienna and collaborative partners nominates ILSs as novel prognostic players orchestrating the pathobiology of metastatic colorectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Innovative double-balloon catheter awarded Canadian patent
(Medical University of South Carolina) SealCath, LLC, a Medical University of South Carolina startup, was just awarded a Canadian patent for its novel double-balloon catheter that is intended to improve the early diagnosis of complications after colorectal surgery when used in radiology CAT Scan procedures. Procedures for which it can be used include colon cancer screening, rectal cancer screening and reduction of intussusception, a rare disorder in which a part of the intestine slides into another part. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Predicting colorectal cancer risk among average risk persons
(Regenstrief Institute) Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine research scientists have developed and tested one of the first U.S.-based models to predict personal risk for advanced precancerous polyps and colon cancer in average risk individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Shedding new light on the origin of metastases
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Before an effective treatment can be devised, we have to be able to understand the specific effect of an anti-cancer substance on the cell type that produces metastases in the cellular heterogeneity of tumours. A team from the University of Geneva used spiked-scRNAseq that links the transcriptomic to single cell metastatic phenotypes of colon cancer tumour cells. The importance of the VSIG1 gene involved in intercellular interactions has been identified: it prevents metastases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon cancer: Pain in the rectum with a feeling of needing to dispel your stools is a sign
COLON cancer has been on the rise over the past few years. It is unknown why more and more people are being diagnosed with the disease but what is known is the importance of knowing the warning signs and symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeon Skill Level Tied to Colon Cancer Surgery Survival
THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2020 -- There is an association between surgical technical skill and long-term survival following colon cancer surgery, according to a research letter published online Oct. 30 in JAMA Oncology. Brian C. Brajcich, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obamacare Cut Death Rates for 3 Major Cancers
THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2020 -- Expanded Medicaid passed in some states as part of the Affordable Care Act has significantly reduced deaths from newly diagnosed breast, lung and colon cancers, a new study finds. Death rates from these cancers are lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AI can identify sarcopenia in glioblastoma patients
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify sarcopenia on routine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Photon IMRT falls short in glioblastoma study SNMMI 2020: PET tracer could image, treat glioblastoma MRI, blood tests could guide care for glioblastoma CT predicts cardiac events in colon cancer patients AI algorithm predicts glioblastoma patient survival (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Skilled surgeons boost colon cancer survival by 70%
(Northwestern University) Patients of more technically skilled surgeons, as assessed by review of operative video, have better long-term survival after surgery for the treatment of colon cancer, reports a new study. Patients whose surgery was performed by a highly skilled surgeon had a 70 percent lower risk of dying over five years compared to patients with a lower skilled surgeon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Updated screening guidelines for colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer, cancer that arises from the skin that lines the inner surface of the colon and rectum, is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. But it is also one of the only cancers that can be prevented with screening. The number of people diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer has dropped [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45
Colon cancer screening should begin at age 45 instead of 50, according to a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are older Americans screened too much for cancer? Early colon screening boosts cancer detection Study: Earlier colorectal cancer screening is needed Colon cancer screening rates surge with younger start age Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Task Force: Screen for Colon Cancer at Age 45
Average folks should start being screened at age 45 to prevent colon cancer, five years earlier than is now recommended, the nation's top preventive medicine panel says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news