Bright idea in dentist's office leads to innovative smoking cessation project
Results from this study recently published online in Addiction found primary care physicians providing smokers with a free, two week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increased quit attempts While sitting in the dentist's office, Hollings Cancer Center researcher Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, had a bright idea. As he received his goody bag with dental hygiene products, he wondered why not conduct a study and have primary care providers do the same thing for their patients who use tobacco. The bags would contain educational material, free lozenges and tobacco cessati...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

ctDNA for Tracking Minimal Residual Disease in Colon Cancer ctDNA for Tracking Minimal Residual Disease in Colon Cancer
Find out about the potential role of plasma circulating-tumor DNA in determining minimal residual disease in patients with localized colon cancer.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Blood Thinners, Bleeding Tied to Colon Cancer Risk
Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking blood thinners for an irregular heartbeat should prompt doctors to check for colon cancer, a new study advises. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Your Devices Meet Physicians ’ Needs?
You’ve invested a lot of time ensuring your medical device meets user needs, but could those needs have changed? As healthcare evolves thanks to robotics, value-based care, the rise of ambulatory surgery centers, remote procedures, and more, the needs of surgeons and other physicians and healthcare practitioners are evolving, too. Physicians will come together at the upcoming MD&M West 2020 conference to discuss what is missing in the world of medtech in the panel discussion, Tech Talk Panel: Physician's Perspectives: Unmet Needs, Design, & New Technologies in Medtech. Participating on the panel w...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking blood thinners for an irregular heartbeat should prompt doctors to check for colon cancer, a new study advises. Researchers looked at more than 125,000 patients in Denmark with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study
Title: For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

After Cancer Took His Mother, James Allison Taught Our Immune Systems How to Fight It
There once was a boy in Alice, Texas, who saw things a little differently from everybody else. Influenced by his father, a “country” doctor, he was drawn to science instead of football and conducted biology experiments in his parents’ garage. When he was 10, someone gave him a harmonica, but he never took a lesson or learned to read music, so he wandered the woods mimicking what he’d heard on the radio. A year after that, his mother died following a long struggle with lymphoma. What he still remembers decades later are her last, bedridden days when he spent hours holding her hand, and the burns sing...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Man's colon cancer spreads to his TESTICLES after he was kicked by a mule 20 years ago
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. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SMART Medical Systems Launches G-EYE(R) 760R Colonoscope in the European Endoscopy Market Through FUJIFILM Europe, Under Strategic Distribution Partnership with FUJIFILM Corporation, to Provide Synergetic Colonoscopy Solution in Fight Against Colon Cancer
SMART's G-EYE® 760R colonoscope, incorporating its G-EYE® Balloon Technology designed to increase the detection of cancerous polyps in colonoscopy, will become available by FUJIFILM Europe with its state-of-the-art ELUXEO system, as part of the new... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch, Distribution SMART Medical Systems, Fujifilm, G-EYE, colonoscope, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genomic Profiling for Patients With Metastatic Colon Cancer Genomic Profiling for Patients With Metastatic Colon Cancer
Genomic testing can identify biomarkers that may help guide treatment decisions in metastatic colon cancer, but are patients receiving these tests according to recommended guidelines?JCO Precision Oncology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cedars-Sinai to study how fat may promote cancer spread to liver
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) A diagnosis of pancreatic or colon cancer often sparks dread about the disease's likely next destination: the liver. That's because liver metastasis is a leading cause of death in these patients. A Cedars-Sinai scientific team has been awarded a $9.1 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to study this often-fatal process, with the goal of understanding how cancer spreads to the liver and finding ways to block it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Green barley shows potential anti-cancer activity against colon cancer
In this study, researchers from the Institute of Rural Health in Poland revealed that extracts from young green barley have anti-cancer properties. Their findings were published in the Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine. Young green barley contains essential nutrients. It also has a wide range of biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic, antidepressant, anti-atherosclerotic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Earlier colorectal cancer screening is needed
Individuals should be screened for colorectal cancer earlier than the recommended...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Colon cancer screening rates surge with younger start age Can EHR prompts improve cancer screening rates? CT predicts cardiac events in colon cancer patients Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost? CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Steep Increase Seen in Incidence of CRC From Age 49 to 50 Years
Increases seen across the U.S., in men and women, in whites and blacks, for colon and rectal cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Strong Support Network Is Key to Women's Cancer Recovery: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Older women with colon or rectal cancer are more likely to die early if they lack support from family, friends or others, a new study finds. For the study, researchers looked at more than 1,400 postmenopausal women with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Earlier screening for colon cancer may catch cases earlier
An analysis of colon and rectal cancer rates among adults in the United States found that there is a 46 percent increase in new diagnoses of the disease from ages 49 to 50, an indication that many cases are un-diagnosed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 -- The rate of colon cancer among Americans spikes sharply between the ages of 49 and 50, a new study finds -- supporting the case for earlier screening for the disease. Researchers say the uptick between those two ages does... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Massachusetts' Health Reforms Helped Catch More Cancers Early
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Advanced-stage colon cancer diagnoses declined after Massachusetts expanded health insurance coverage, a new study finds. In 2006, state legislators passed a health insurance reform law with the aim of providing health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medicaid expansion reduce cancer, saves black lives
(University of Connecticut) Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina could sharply lessen the burden of colon cancers in the state and save the lives of thousands of Black men as well as improving access to care for men of all races, UConn Health and University of North Carolina researchers report in the 27 January issue of PLOS One. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Consuming yogurt can help lower the risk of precancerous growths in men by 19 percent
(Natural News) Colorectal cancer, as the name implies, is a type of cancer that begins in the colon or the rectum. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, with an estimated total of 148,040 cases yearly. The society also notes that men have a 4.4... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Hits Poor, City Dwellers Hardest: Study
Title: Colon Cancer Hits Poor, City Dwellers Hardest: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Hits Poor, City Dwellers Hardest: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Hits Poor, City Dwellers Hardest: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- Young Americans who live in urban areas or live with low income or low education levels are more likely to die if they get colon cancer, a new study finds. " There are a lot of disparities in health care, " said lead... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colon cancer: Feeling a persistent discomfort in this body part could mean you’re at risk
COLON cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine. The disease typically affects older adults, however, new cases of younger people being diagnosed with the deadly disease is on the rise. Feeling a pain in a particular body part is a warning sign of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Five signs to look for when you go to the toilet
BOWEL cancer is any cancer that affects the colon and rectum. Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer. Knowing the early signs of the deadly disease is crucial and should not be ignored. What are the five signs to look out for when a person goes to the toilet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Late-stage cancers dropped after Mass. health expansion
The number of late-stage colon cancer diagnoses dropped in Massachusetts after...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study finds novel molecular therapeutic target for colon cancer
(Boston University School of Medicine) Researchers have found a way to help make chemotherapy more effective in treating colon cancer. They identified a new pathway (RICTOR/mTORC2) as a biological target for the disease. Targeted inhibition of RICTOR or the mTORC2 pathway could be used as a distinctive therapeutic opportunity with chemotherapy for treating colon cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Big Number: Why your risks for 7 types of cancer could be reduced with physical activity
Research shows several exercises can be effective against these cancers: breast, colon, endometrial, kidney, liver, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

National Bowel Cancer Audit Annual Report 2019
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. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Sees Sharpest One-Year Drop
Breakthrough treatments for lung cancer and melanoma have driven down cancer mortality overall — and from 2016 to 2017 spurred the largest-ever decline. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Knvul Sheikh Tags: Cancer Smoking and Tobacco Lung Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Breast Cancer Cervical Cancer Prostate Cancer Obesity American Cancer Society your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, But Progress Is Stalling for Some Cancers
Over the last few decades, the death rate from cancer dropped by 29% in the U.S., according to the latest data from the American Cancer Society (ACS). That, the ACS’s new study estimates, saved 2.9 million lives from 1991 to 2017, largely owing to declines in mortality from the four leading cancer types: lung, breast, prostate and colon. From 2016 to 2017—the latest year for which data are available—the overall cancer death rate declined by 2.2%, the largest single-year reduction ever recorded. These new figures were reported in a study published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The declines are a...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Source Type: news

Progress Against Lung Cancer Fuels Record Drop in U.S. Cancer Deaths
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 -- A 29% drop in U.S. cancer deaths between 1991 and 2017 was driven by declines in deaths from four major cancers -- lung, colon, breast and prostate, according to the latest American Cancer Society (ACS) annual... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medtech in a Minute: SFA Competition, Check-Cap Inches Toward US Market, and More
Gore Has a New Challenger in SFA PQ Bypass is set to become the first company since 2004 to have an IDE trial for a stent to treat peripheral artery disease in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). If all goes as planned for the company, its Torus Stent Graft will compete head-to-head with W.L. Gore's Viabahn system. PQ Bypass could potentially file for FDA approval in 2021.   Should This Blood Test Be Part of the Standard Pre-Op for Most Surgeries? A common cardiac blood test done before surgery can predict who will experience adverse outcomes after most types of surgery, said researchers from Hami...
Source: MDDI - January 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Leisure - Time Physical Activity Linked to Lower Cancer Risk
Risk lower for seven types of cancer including colon, breast, kidney with recommended amounts of PA (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Check-Cap is Inching Toward the U.S. Market with Positive Pilot Results
Check-Cap Ltd. is reporting positive results from a pilot study of its C-Scan System. The Isfiya, Israel-based company’s C-Scan System is a preparation-free ingestible scanning capsule-based system for the prevention of colorectal cancer through the detection of precancerous polyps. Results from the pilot study show that no device or procedure-related serious adverse events were reported and all device or procedure-related adverse events were mild in severity. In total, 45 patients enrolled in the study, of which 40 patients underwent the study procedure. All 40 patients complied with the procedure and co...
Source: MDDI - December 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Digital Health Source Type: news

Check-Cap ’s Swallowable X-Ray Pill Allows For Prep-Free Colon Cancer Screenings
Check-Cap ’s swallow-able capsule uses low-dose x-rays to screen the digestive system while it moves along the GI tract. These scans are used to primarily detect precancerous polyps in the colon, making the capsule a preventative test, not a cancer treatment. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Researchers identify protein involved in colon cancer growth
In findings published Friday, scientists at the University of Toronto describe a key protein called Importin-11, which they believe supports the growth of colorectal tumors. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify new therapeutic target for colorectal cancer
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers at the University of Toronto have identified a key protein that supports the growth of many colorectal cancers. The study, which will be published Dec. 27 in the Journal of Cell Biology, reveals that a protein called Importin-11 transports the cancer-causing proteinβcatenin into the nucleus of colon cancer cells, where it can drive cell proliferation. Inhibiting this transport step could block the growth of most colorectal cancers caused by elevatedβcatenin levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise may reduce risk for cancer by as much as 25 percent
People who engaged in physical activity as recommended by the NIH were able to reduce their risk for colon and breast cancers, as well as endometrial cancer, kidney cancer, myeloma, liver cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Tips for Living Longer in 2020
There are steps you can take to avoid deadly risks like falls, colon cancer and breast cancer, and increase your chances of living longer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The New York Times Tags: Longevity Deaths (Fatalities) Falls Breast Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Exercise Source Type: news

Young Colon Cancer Patients Have Fared Better Under Obamacare
Title: Young Colon Cancer Patients Have Fared Better Under ObamacareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Young Colon Cancer Patients Have Fared Better Under Obamacare
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 -- Diagnosis and treatment of young adults with colon cancer improved under an Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision permitting young adults up to age 26 to be covered under their parents'insurance, researchers report. They... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colon cancer diagnosis higher, screening lower in African-Americans, poor people
Race and socioeconomic status may play a role in whether American adults are properly screened for colon cancer, a new study has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCI-MATCH: Promising signal for nivolumab beyond colorectal cancer
(ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group) The Journal of Clinical Oncology reports results for Arm Z1D of NCI-MATCH, investigating the activity of nivolumab in tumors with DNA mismatch repair deficiencies. Eighteen different cancer types were studied, mostly rare and none colorectal, with DNA repair defects. The results showed a promising signal for nivolumab beyond colorectal cancer. The 36% response rate across a range of cancers compares well with a previous 31% response in colon cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colon cancer screening rates surge with younger start age
Participation has more than doubled in colorectal cancer screening exams --...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can EHR prompts improve cancer screening rates? CT predicts cardiac events in colon cancer patients CTC offers added value to colon cancer screening Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost? Why are CT colonography use rates trending downward? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Despite Guidelines, Some with Metastatic Colon Cancer Not Tested for Biomarkers
A retrospective study found that 40% of all patients with metastatic colon cancer are not tested according to guideline recommendations for biomarker testing. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Greater Colon-Cancer Risk Bariatric Surgery Linked to Greater Colon-Cancer Risk
Obese adults who undergo bariatric surgery may face a greater risk of colon cancer than their peers who don't have weight-loss surgery, a new study in a large Nordic cohort suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer risk may increase after bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery may increase risk for colon cancer and rectal cancer after a long follow-up period, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Colon Polyps: Symptoms, Causes, Cancer Risk, Treatment, and Prevention
Title: Colon Polyps: Symptoms, Causes, Cancer Risk, Treatment, and PreventionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/7/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - December 17, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news