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Improved Insurance Access Increases Elective Colon Resection Rates Improved Insurance Access Increases Elective Colon Resection Rates
A new analysis proves that the Massachusetts health insurance'experiment'resulted in better cancer care.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Stage III CRC: Which Patients Need 6 Months of Adjuvant Chemo? Stage III CRC: Which Patients Need 6 Months of Adjuvant Chemo?
At the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid, Drs Sobrero and Taieb discuss the optimal duration of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Insurance Underlies Black - White Survival Disparity in CRC
54 percent of excess risk of death in black colorectal cancer patients accounted for by insurance matching (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Don ’ t Fret Delays in Treating Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Don't Fret Delays in Treating Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- Delays in colon cancer treatment may not increase the risk of death, according to a new study. Canadian researchers examined data from more than 900 people diagnosed with stage 1 to stage 3 colon cancer. Some began... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer, Health Disparities, Health Insurance (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- Health insurance and tumor characteristics are major reasons for the differences in colon cancer survival rates between blacks and whites in the United States, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from nearly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates
Title: Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival RatesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tapeworm drug fights prostate cancer
(The University of Bergen) Medicine against parasites contains a substance that kills Prostate- and colon cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Quality of care for older Texas patients with colon cancer on the rise, still room for improvement
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center finds adherence to surgical treatment guidelines has improved significantly among older Texas patients with colon cancer since 2001, while adherence to chemotherapy guidelines has remained largely unchanged. The study, published today in Cancer, identifies factors influencing adherence rates, including socioeconomic status and access to skilled physicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Don't Fret Delays in Treating Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - November 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MMR/MSI Testing in Colorectal Cancer'Alarmingly' Low MMR/MSI Testing in Colorectal Cancer'Alarmingly' Low
Testing for mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency is suboptimal despite endorsement and well-established guidelines. Will that change now that immunotherapy is approved?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Insurance linked to black-white survival disparities in colorectal cancer
(American Cancer Society) Health insurance coverage differences account for nearly one-half of the black-white survival disparity in colorectal cancer patients, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Targeted treatment for colorectal cancer
EU-funded researchers have developed an efficient colorectal cancer treatment that can prevent relapses in patients post-surgery. It involves applying drugs that kill cancer cells directly to the tumour site, eliminating the need for unpleasant, ongoing injections that can cause side effects. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease increases risk of liver, colorectal, and breast cancers
(Elsevier) Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the more common chronic liver diseases worldwide. It is associated with metabolic syndrome (i.e. insulin resistance and diabetes) and predisposes to cardiovascular disease. In a new study published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers identified links not only between NAFLD and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which have been well established, but also to cancers outside the liver, including colorectal and breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Amgen And Allergan Receive Positive CHMP Opinion For ABP 215 (Biosimilar Bevacizumab) For The Treatment Of Certain Types Of Cancer
First Avastin® (Bevacizumab) Biosimilar Candidate Recommended for European Approval THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Allergan plc. (NYSE:AGN) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion for the Marketing Authorization of ABP 215, a biosimilar to Avastin® (bevacizumab). ABP 215 has been recommended for approval for the treatment of certain types of cancer, including in combination with fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy for metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rec...
Source: Amgen News Release - November 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mutant gene network in colon cancer identified
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) The principles of the gene network for colon tumorigenesis have been identified by a KAIST research team. The principles will be used to find the molecular target for effective anti-cancer drugs in the future. Further, this research gained attention for using a systems biology approach, which is an integrated research area of IT and BT. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA helps many to live long and prosper
In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Thousands of people living longer with advanced cancer
At least 17,000 people have survived for two years or more with stage 4 cancer Related items fromOnMedica Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer The genetics of breast cancer England ’s cancer strategy Half a million people a year will be diagnosed with cancer by 2035 170,000 people alive 25 years after cancer diagnosis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High-fiber diet can beat bowel cancer
Fiber boosts survival rates of those diagnosed – even if diet was poor before, found a Harvard Medical School study. The risk of colon cancer falls 33% for every 5g of whole grain cereal fiber added to diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Lights Can Be Hazardous To Your Health
BOSTON (CBS) – From our phones and computers to the lights in our homes, we are constantly bombarded with blue light, and nighttime exposure can be hazardous to your health. Edward Takach has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so he’s made big changes at home. “It’s just become regular routine,” Takach said. Edward Takach has made changes to his exposure to blue lights. (WBZ-TV) His television, tablet and computer are set up so he sees warmer colors from dusk to dawn. So is the lighting in his home. He is trying to block blue light from electronics and energy efficient light bulbs at n...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local blue lights Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Blue Light Can Be Hazardous To Your Health
BOSTON (CBS) – From our phones and computers to the lights in our homes, we are constantly bombarded with blue light, and nighttime exposure can be hazardous to your health. Edward Takach has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so he’s made big changes at home. “It’s just become regular routine,” Takach said. Edward Takach has made changes to his exposure to blue lights. (WBZ-TV) His television, tablet and computer are set up so he sees warmer colors from dusk to dawn. So is the lighting in his home. He is trying to block blue light from electronics and energy efficient light bulbs at n...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local blue light Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Colon cancer breakthrough could lead to prevention - and the foods that can help
Colon cancer, Crohn's, and other diseases of the gut could be better treated - or even prevented - thanks to a new link between inflammation and a common cellular process, established by the University of Warwick. Led by Dr Ioannis Nezis at Warwick's School of Life Sciences, new research demonstrates that autophagy - an essential process whereby cells break down and recycle harmful or damaged elements within themselves to keep our bodies healthy - causes tissue inflammation when dysfunctional, which in turn leaves us susceptible to harmful diseases, particularly in the gut. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

UA Cancer Center receives $2 million to investigate selenium supplementation
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) The grant will continue UA researchers' investigation of the benefits and harms of selenium supplementation, which could clarify conflicting information about colorectal cancer and diabetes risk in certain populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol
Drinking alcohol, even modest amounts, increases the risk of breast cancer and other cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Breast Cancer Esophageal Cancer Mouth Colon and Colorectal Cancer Liver Cancer Alcoholic Beverages Alcohol Abuse Advertising and Marketing Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome May Yield Clues to Serious Colon Cancer Drug Reactions Gut Microbiome May Yield Clues to Serious Colon Cancer Drug Reactions
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Augmenix touts AMA code, CMS reimbursement for SpaceOar
Augmenix said today that the American Medical Association established a Current Procedural Terminology code for its SpaceOar hydrogel and similar devices, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services setting a payment rate for procedures with the injectable. The Bedford, Mass.-based company said that the AMA established CPT code 55874 for the periprostatic implantation of biodegradable materials, which SpaceOar will be billed under. The code is set to go into effect January 1, 2018. Augmenix also noted that CMS promulgated their 2018 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule to provide an ave...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Augmenix Inc. Source Type: news

Eating more fiber tied to lower mortality with colon cancer
(Reuters Health) - People who eat a high-fiber diet or increase their fiber intake after a colon cancer diagnosis may be less likely to die of these tumors than individuals who don ’t consume much fiber, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fiber Tied to Lower Mortality in Those With Colorectal Cancer
Increasing fiber consumption after diagnosis may lower risk of all - cause, CRC - specific mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Ohio State's Albert de la Chapelle receives Lifetime Achievement Award
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Albert de la Chapelle, MD, PhD, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics at The Ohio State University, has received a lifetime achievement award from the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), which was established to improve understanding of inherited colorectal cancer and the clinical management of affected families, particularly those living in the Americas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HCI study identifies enhanced impact of treatment for hereditary cancer patients
(University of Utah Health) People with an inherited syndrome called familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) have a 100 percent lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer if they do not seek appropriate medical care. Recent findings published by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah identified a promising prevention treatment for patients with FAP. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New colon cancer breakthrough may lead to prevention
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that a natural body process can cause inflammation, increasing the risk of colon cancer and Crohn's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Fiber Intake Tied to Improved Colon Cancer Survival High Fiber Intake Tied to Improved Colon Cancer Survival
Until now, no studies have examined the impact of fiber intake on survival in patients already diagnosed with colorectal cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Persistent cramps are a symptom of colorectal cancer – but is a CURE on horizon? 
COLORECTAL cancer patients could soon benefit from a new, 100 per cent effective, nuclear medicine treatment, that doesn ’t have any side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Fiber Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Tied to Improved Survival (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS High fiber intake after diagnosis of colorectal cancer is associated with improved survival, according to a study in JAMA Oncology.Researchers … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Women exceed men in emergency bowel cancer diagnoses
Condition harder to detect in women, say experts Related items fromOnMedica Screening for colorectal cancer should start at 45 years Screening drop-out rate higher after abnormal FOB test Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer Fifth of emergency bowel cancer cases had red flag symptoms (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fiber-Rich Diet Boosts Survival From Colon Cancer
Among people treated for non-metastatic colon cancer, every 5 grams of fiber added to their diet reduced their odds of dying by nearly 25 percent, said lead researcher Dr. Andrew Chan. He is an associate professor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiber - Rich Diet Boosts Survival From Colon Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer: Increasing fiber intake may lower death risk
Patients diagnosed with non-metastatic colorectal cancer could improve their survival by increasing their intake of fiber, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Fiber-Rich Diet Boosts Survival from Colon Cancer
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer, Dietary Fiber (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiber-Rich Diet Boosts Survival From Colon Cancer
THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 -- A diet rich in fiber may lessen the chances of dying from colon cancer, a new study suggests. Among people treated for non-metastatic colon cancer, every 5 grams of fiber added to their diet reduced their odds of dying by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer in Children
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New system for treating colorectal cancer can lead to complete cure
In this study with a mouse model, researchers achieved a 100-percent cure rate -- without any treatment-related toxic effects. The study is reported in the November featured article in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colon cancer breakthrough could lead to prevention -- and the foods that can help
(University of Warwick) Colon cancer, Crohn's, and other diseases of the gut could be better treated -- or even prevented -- thanks to a new link between inflammation and a common cellular process, established by the University of Warwick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fiber-Rich Diet Boosts Survival From Colon Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - November 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gut microbiome may make chemo drug toxic to patients
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people's gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal cancer. The findings, described online today in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, a Nature research journal, could help predict which patients will suffer side effects and prevent complications in susceptible patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Air pollution is associated with cancer mortality beyond lung cancer
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A large scale epidemiological study associates some air pollutants with kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news