Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening
An antibody-based multitarget FIT for colorectal cancer screening is more accurate in detecting advanced neoplasia compared with the standard FIT test, report Dutch researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New WHO study links moderate alcohol use with higher cancer risk
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) A new study from the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published in the journal Lancet Oncology, has found an association between alcohol and a substantially higher risk of several forms of cancer, including breast, colon, and oral cancers. Increased risk was evident even among light to moderate drinkers (up to two drinks a day), who represented 1 in 7 of all new cancers in 2020 and more than 100,000 cases worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol caused 740,000 cancer cases globally last year – study
Researchers behind estimate say more needs to be done to raise public awareness of linkAlcohol is estimated to have caused more than 740,000 cancer cases around the world last year, and experts say more needs to be done to highlight the link.There is strong evidence that alcohol consumption can cause various cancers including those of the breast, liver, colon, rectum, oropharynx, larynx and oesophagus. Research suggests that evenlow levels of drinking can increase the risk.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Alcohol Cancer Medical research Breast cancer Health Science Society Source Type: news

St. Louis startup Geneoscopy reaches key milestone for its cancer screening test
The startup has enrolled the first patient in a clinical trial for its at-home colon cancer screening test. It's technology the company says is designed to more easily detect the cancer than current methods. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

STELARA ® (ustekinumab) Demonstrated Sustained Symptomatic and Corticosteroid-Free Remission Rates in Adults with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis at Nearly Three Years in Long-Term Extension of Phase 3 Trial
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 9, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new three-year data from the long-term extension (LTE) of the STELARA® (ustekinumab) Phase 3 UNIFI study. The data demonstrated the majority (55.2 percent) of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who initially responded to treatment with STELARA sustained symptomatic remissiona rates at nearly three years (week 152).1 Furthermore, a majority (96.4 percent) of the patients in symptomatic remissiona at week 152 were corticosteroid-free. These data are being pr...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Could Too Many Antibiotics Raise Your Odds for Colon Cancer?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Could Too Many Antibiotics Raise Your Odds for Colon Cancer?
TUESDAY, July 6, 2021 -- Antibiotics may increase the risk of colon cancer, especially in younger people, U.K. researchers report. " To our knowledge, this is the first study to link antibiotic use with the growing risk of early-onset colon cancer --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Too Little Sunlight, Vitamin D May Raise Colon Cancer Risk
Title: Too Little Sunlight, Vitamin D May Raise Colon Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could Too Many Antibiotics Raise Your Odds for Colon Cancer?
Title: Could Too Many Antibiotics Raise Your Odds for Colon Cancer?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Antibiotic Link to Rise in Early Onset Colon Cancer? Antibiotic Link to Rise in Early Onset Colon Cancer?
Any antibiotic exposure appears to increase the risk of colon cancer by almost 50% in people aged under 50 years, say UK researchers, although experts warn more work is needed to show causality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Linked to Rise in Early-Onset Colon Cancer? Antibiotic Linked to Rise in Early-Onset Colon Cancer?
Any antibiotic exposure appears to increase the risk of colon cancer by almost 50% in people aged under 50 years, say UK researchers, although experts warn more work is needed to show causality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Too Little Sunlight, Vitamin D May Raise Colon Cancer Risk
MONDAY, July 5, 2021 -- New research finds that countries with more cloudy days tend to have higher colon cancer rates. Lower levels of vitamin D, the " sunshine vitamin, " may be to blame. So, boosting your vitamin D levels through exposure to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Rising in Young Adults, Linked to Sugary Drinks
As consumption of sugar-laden drinks rose in the 1980s and ’90s, so did colorectal cancer rates among younger adults, a study in nurses found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Sugar Weight Obesity Gut (Journal) Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Bowel cancer data reinforce need to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Doctors and patients are being advised to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use following new data suggesting that these medicines may increase the risk of cancer of the large intestine (colon), especially in people under 50 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Home Test for Colon Cancer Can Lead to Unexpected Medical Bill
Follow - up colonoscopy often classified as'diagnostic'test, not'routine screening,'and therefore not covered by insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Home Test for Colon Cancer Can Lead to Unexpected Medical Bill
TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 -- Consumers are finding that if they choose to complete a popular colon cancer screening test that can be performed at home, and it comes back positive, the follow-up colonoscopy may not be covered by insurance. Recently, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could Home Test for Colon Cancer Mean a Big Medical Bill to Come?
Title: Could Home Test for Colon Cancer Mean a Big Medical Bill to Come?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could Home Test for Colon Cancer Mean a Big Medical Bill to Come?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Could Home Test for Colon Cancer Mean a Big Medical Bill to Come?
MONDAY, June 28, 2021 -- You decide to take a popular colon cancer screening test that can be performed at home, and it comes back positive. A follow-up colonoscopy is scheduled, but then you suddenly receive a large and unexpected medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Survival Up for Colon Cancer Patients in U.S. Military Health System
Survival better compared with colon cancer patients in the general U.S. population, overall and in subgroups including Black versus White race (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Survival Up for Colon Cancer Patients in U.S. Military Health System
FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 -- Patients with colon cancer who are in the U.S. military health system, with universal health care, have better survival than those in the general U.S. population, according to a study published online June 23 in Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Universal health care benefited colon cancer survival
(American Association for Cancer Research) Patients with colon cancer enrolled in the U.S. military's universal health care system experienced improved survival compared with patients in the general population, according to results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers& Prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians' Calculus Varies When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians' Calculus Varies
Primary care physicians are more likely to use a strict age cutoff for stopping colon cancer screening than they are for stopping breast and prostate cancer screening, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Screening Uptake, Not Biology, Behind Higher Risk of Colon Cancer in Black People Screening Uptake, Not Biology, Behind Higher Risk of Colon Cancer in Black People
The reported higher risk of colorectal cancer in African Americans compared to Whites is likely not related to biology but rather to uptake of screening, a US study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Drug commonly used as antidepressant helps fight cancer in mice
A class of drug called monoamine oxidase inhibitors is commonly prescribed to treat depression; the medications work by boosting levels of serotonin, the brain ’s “happiness hormone.”A new study by UCLA researchers suggests that those drugs, commonly known as MAOIs, might have another health benefit: helping the immune system attack cancer. Their findings are reported in two papers, which are published in the journals Science Immunology and Nature Communications.“MAOIs had not been linked to the immune system’s response to cancer before,” saidLili Yang, senior author of the study and a m...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Breath Test Predicts Immunotherapy Response to Mesothelioma
Researchers in the Netherlands are touting a novel breath test for mesothelioma patients to better predict response to the immunotherapy combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab that was approved recently for first-line treatment of the disease. They believe exhaled breath analysis using electronic technology – known as eNose – can differentiate between responders and nonresponders before treatment begins, saving many patients from unnecessary side effects. There currently are no biomarkers for mesothelioma that can accurately predict the effectiveness of these types of immunotherapy drugs, known as immune...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 10, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Screening uptake may contribute to higher risk of colon cancer for black people
(Regenstrief Institute) Black people have a higher risk of colorectal cancer than white people, but this risk is likely not due to genetics. Data from a recent study by researchers from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine adds more data to the existing evidence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study shows new links between high fat diets and colon cancer
(Arizona State University) A new ASU study led by Miyeko Mana and her team has shown in greater detail than ever before of how high fat diets can trigger a molecular cascade of events that leads to intestinal and colon cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon cancer screening should start at age 45, U.S. task force says
The disease is the third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, experts say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zachary T. Sampson Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results of First Head-to-Head Study of Biologic Therapies in Patients with Moderate to Severe Crohn ’s Disease
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, May 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced efficacy and safety data for STELARA® (ustekinumab) in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC),1-4including data from the SEAVUE study, the first head-to-head study of biologic therapies in patients with CD, presented in a Clinical Science Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary session.1 SEAVUE data showed treatment with STELARA demonstrated high rates of clinical remission, corticosteroid-free remission, clinical response and endoscopic response through one year in biologic-naïve p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

PET imaging shows how COVID vaccines confound cancer detection
PET imaging showed abnormal radiotracer uptake in the lymph nodes of cance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET promises new approaches in detecting atherosclerosis PET/CT detects major depression in cancer patients Carbon-11 PET tracer appears safe for colon cancer detection Lantheus subsidiary Exini secures CE Mark for PET/CT prostate software FDG-PET/CT may increase survival in SCC patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver
A new study says if you're over 75, data now supports being screened for colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver for Most
FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 -- If you're over 75, being screened for colon cancer could save your life, a new study says. This week, the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force lowered the recommended age to begin colon cancer screening from 50 to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Key Factors That Raise Your Odds for Early - Onset Colon Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Risk Factors That Raise Odds for Early-Onset Colon Cancer
New research suggests that certain lifestyle factors, such as eating lots of red meat and heavy alcohol consumption, may play a role. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Key Factors That Raise Your Odds for Early-Onset Colon Cancer
THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 -- Colon cancer is on the rise among people under 50, and the million-dollar question is why. Now, new research suggests that certain lifestyle factors, such as eating lots of red meat and heavy alcohol consumption, may play a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Key Factors That Raise Your Odds for Early-Onset Colon Cancer
Title: Key Factors That Raise Your Odds for Early-Onset Colon CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Get First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50
More younger people are being diagnosed with colon cancer so earlier screening is better, a prestigious U.S. expert panel now says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans urged to get colon cancer screening earlier
Americans should start getting screened for colon cancer earlier, at age 45 instead of waiting until they're 50 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New guidelines lower age for colon cancer screening to 45
Adults ages 45 to 75 should undergo screening for colon cancer, either by having a colonoscopy or through another method, according to new guidelines released Tuesday and published by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF lowers starting age for colon cancer screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a colon cance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF's 2016 CT colonography guidance boosts screening rates CTC is most effective way to detect advanced neoplasia AI finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 Lack of Medicare CTC coverage affects people of color (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: When colon cancer spreads to the liver
Colorectal cancer is a leading cancer among men and women around the world. Many colorectal cancers are likely to spread to other organs, with the most common site of metastases being the liver. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Sean Cleary, a hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeon at Mayo Clinic explains what this means to patients. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Metastatic colon cancer patient saved by aggressive treatment
In late summer 2017, Laura Perez made two trips to the Children ’s Mercy emergency department with abdominal pain. When Perez’s pain grew worse, she was admitted to the hospital for extensive tests. At just 18, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and referred to The University of Kansas Cancer Center. A frightening colon cancer diagnosis Research data show colorectal cancer increasing among adults under 50. “We rarely see a patient as young as Laura, but colon cancer is definitely becoming… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The University of Kansas Health System Source Type: news

Metastatic colon cancer patient saved by aggressive treatment
In late summer 2017, Laura Perez made two trips to the Children ’s Mercy emergency department with abdominal pain. When Perez’s pain grew worse, she was admitted to the hospital for extensive tests. At just 18, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and referred to The University of Kansas Cancer Center. A frightening colon cancer diagnosis Research data show colorectal cancer increasing among adults under 50. “We rarely see a patient as young as Laura, but colon cancer is definitely becoming… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: The University of Kansas Health System Source Type: news

Multi-gene testing could detect more hereditary cancer syndromes
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Up to 38.6% of people with colon cancer who have a hereditary cancer syndrome--including 6.3% of those with Lynch syndrome--could have their conditions remain undetected with current universal tumor-screening methods, and at least 7.1% of people with colorectal cancer have an identifiable inherited genetic mutation, according to new data published by scientists at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women's Colon Cancer Risk: Study
Title: Lots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women's Colon Cancer Risk: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research shows for the first time that protein complexes 'inflammasomes' are linked to obesity-related colon cancer
(European Association for the Study of Obesity) New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (held online, 10-13 May) finds evidence that structures called inflammasomes (a part of the innate immune system that helps to regulate inflammation) could play an important role in the development of obesity-associated colon cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women ’ s Colon Cancer Risk: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Lots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women's Colon Cancer Risk: Study
FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 -- Rates of colon cancer among young Americans are on the rise, and a new study suggests that drinking too many sugary beverages may be to blame -- at least for women. Women who drank two or more sugar-sweetened beverages such... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Carbon-11 PET tracer appears safe for colon cancer detection
PET imaging with a carbon-11 glutamine radiotracer appears to be a safe an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New PET tracer may show early pathology of Alzheimer's disease Flortaucipir-PET scans show near-term dementia risk Study suggests extending Cu-64 tracer window to 3 hours Emerging PET tracer excels at tau pathology, differentiates dementias Aprinoia gets approval for PET tracer trial in China (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news