Should Routine Colon Cancer Screening Start at 45, Not 50? Should Routine Colon Cancer Screening Start at 45, Not 50?
The increase in colorectal cancer among younger adults has led to debate about lowering the age at which to begin screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

GI societies issue updated colorectal cancer screening recommendations
(American Gastroenterological Association) These evidence-based recommendations support closer follow-up after colonoscopy screenings for some groups, less intense follow-up for others, and provide guidance for removing colorectal polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

VOCs in Breath as a Biomarker for Adenomas, Colorectal Cancer VOCs in Breath as a Biomarker for Adenomas, Colorectal Cancer
Might exhaled volatile organic compounds potentially serve as non-invasive biomarkers for the detection of colorectal cancer and its precursor lesions?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Massachusetts Health Reform Tied to Decrease in Advanced Cancer
Findings seen for colorectal cancer, but no similar findings found for advanced breast cancer diagnoses (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Massachusetts Health Reform Tied to Decrease in Advanced Cancer
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Following state health reform, there was a decline in advanced-stage colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnoses in Massachusetts, according to a study published in the February issue of Medical Care. Lindsay M. Sabik, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Risk for Colorectal Cancer in Obese Patients
Relative risk for developing colorectal cancer reduced by about 35 percent with bariatric surgery for obesity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Risk for Colorectal Cancer in Obese Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- Among obese individuals,those who undergo bariatric surgery have an approximately 35 percent lower risk for developing colorectal cancer than those who do not undergo surgery, according to a review and meta-analysis... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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

Researchers describe new condition involving numerous GI polyps in cancer survivors
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers report newly discovered condition known as therapy-associated polyposis, or TAP in which childhood cancer survivors develop numerous colorectal growths called polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Designer probiotic treatment for cancer immunotherapy
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Columbia Engineers have engineered probiotics to safely deliver immunotherapies within tumors, including nanobodies against two proven therapeutic targets -- PD-L1 and CTLA-4. Continuously released by bacteria, the drugs continue to attack the tumor after just one dose, facilitating an immune response resulting in tumor regression. The versatile probiotic platform can also be used to deliver multiple immunotherapies simultaneously, enabling the release of effective therapeutic combinations within the tumor for more difficult-to-treat cancers like colorectal ca...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lowered Risk of Colorectal Cancer Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lowered Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Bariatric surgery may lower patients'risk of developing colorectal cancer, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News 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

GI Bleeding in OAC-Treated A-Fib Patients Indicates CRC Risk
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Lower-gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is associated with high risks for colorectal cancer in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with oral anticoagulation (OAC) therapy, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

High Case Burden of Undetected Preclinical Early-Onset CRC
Researchers indicated that using observed incidence rates from patients with colorectal cancer alone to assess potential screening outcomes may underestimate cancer prevention benefits. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater 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

Unprecedented exploration generates most comprehensive map of cancer genomes to date
(University of Melbourne) An international team has completed the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date, significantly improving our fundamental understanding of cancer and signposting new directions for its diagnosis and treatment.Published today in Nature, more than 700 researchers have analysed more than 2600 samples from 38 cancer types ranging from common cancers like colorectal and breast cancers, to rare cancer types including pancreatic and brain cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Invasive Colorectal Cancers by Age 50 Bolster Case for Earlier Screening Invasive Colorectal Cancers by Age 50 Bolster Case for Earlier Screening
The vast majority of colorectal cancers detected in 50-year-olds - when screening usually begins - turn out to be invasive, suggesting screening should start earlier, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study shows advanced colorectal cancers at recommended screening age
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A study analyzing LSU Health's Louisiana Tumor Registry and other NCI-designated tumor registry data found that by the time recommended screening for colorectal begins, cancers have already spread in a high percentage of people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NCRI Colorectal Cancer Trials Meeting
(National Cancer Research Institute) Following on from the success of the first meeting, the NCRI Colorectal Group are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Annual Trials Meeting. This is a must-attend event for anyone who is interested in colorectal cancer, as you hear the latest updates and results of the NCRI trials, network with experts in the field, and discuss and encourage collaboration in the development of future trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Strong Support Network Is Key to Women's Cancer Recovery: Study
Compared to those with strong social support, those with low support had a 52% higher risk of death from all causes and a 42% higher risk of death from colorectal cancer, the findings showed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Steep Increase Seen in Incidence of CRC From Age 49 to 50 Years
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- There are steep incidence increases in colorectal cancer from age 49 to 50 years, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in JAMA Network Open. Wesal H. Abualkhair, M.D., from the School of Medicine at Tulane University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer cell reversion may offer a new approach to colorectal cancer treatment
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A novel approach to reverse the progression of healthy cells to malignant ones may offer a more effective way to eradicate colorectal cancer cells with far fewer side effects, according to a KAIST research team based in South Korea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Anti-carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule antibody for fluorescence visualization
(Impact Journals LLC) Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 4: The research team's aim was to investigate mAb 6G5j binding characteristics and to validate fluorescence targeting of colorectal tumors and metastases in patient derived orthotopic xenograft models with fluorescently labeled 6G5j. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rates of new colorectal cancer cases as people turn 50, historically begin screening
(JAMA Network) Cancer registries representing about 28% of the US population were used to examine how new cases of colorectal cancer increased from age 49 to 50, the age when many people of average risk for the disease historically began screening, although screening age recommendations vary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spike in colorectal cancer from age 49 to 50 suggests many undiagnosed before screenings
(Tulane University) A year-by-year age analysis of colorectal cancer rates among US adults finds a significant increase in new diagnoses from ages 49 to 50, indicating that many latent cases of the disease are likely going undiagnosed until routine screenings begin at 50. Most of the cases discovered were invasive, meaning they were likely lingering for some time before diagnosis, according to the study in JAMA Network Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Social Support Linked to Mortality in Older Women With CRC
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 -- For postmenopausal women with colorectal cancer (CRC), low social support is associated with elevated overall and CRC-specific mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in Cancer. Candyce H. Kroenke, Sc.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Disparities Seen in Outcomes for Young Adults With CRC
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- Worse outcomes are seen for young adult (YA) patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) living in the lowest income and education areas, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Key to beating colorectal cancer hiding in plain sight?
(Osaka University) Colorectal cancer, one of the most common cancers in the developed world, is intrinsically resistant to many drug therapies. In an attempt to identify novel treatment strategies, researchers led by Osaka University examined the contribution of serine racemase (SRR) to colorectal cancer metabolism. In a world first, the researchers showed that SRR is required for cancer cell proliferation, and that inhibition of SRR in mice halted tumor progression, paving the way for future drug development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome Link to Increased CRC in Younger Adults? Gut Microbiome Link to Increased CRC in Younger Adults?
A small study suggests there may be differences in the gut microbiome of younger and older patients with colorectal cancer, but these data are preliminary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News 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