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 member of the  Eli and E...
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 checkpo...
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