Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - June 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer
In women, risk declines as levels increase up to 100 nmol/L, but association in men not significant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon Cancer
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- The sun you get when you mow the lawn or run errands could protect you against colon cancer, new research shows. How? Sunlight prompts the production of vitamin D, and people with sufficient levels of the vitamin had a 22... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WATCH: Can Vitamin D help prevent colon cancer?
Nutritionist Maya Feller discusses what to know about a new study that suggests Vitamin D can help lower the risk of colon cancer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- Higher circulating levels of vitamin D are tied to significantly lower colorectal cancer risk, particularly in women, according to a study published online June 14 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Marjorie L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D reduces risk of colon cancer
According to a study, published in theJournal of the National Cancer Institute, higher vitamin D levels are associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, particularly in women.NBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk
Higher vitamin D levels in the blood may protect against colorectal cancer, especially in women, but optimal concentrations may be higher than levels currently recommended for bone health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Use of Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests by State
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk
Pooling data from three continents and multiple studies, researchers find a link between lower vitamin D levels and increased risk of colorectal cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Higher Vitamin D, Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk
Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D: Good for bones, and possibly the colon
Vitamin D helps with bone health, but could it also help prevent colon cancer? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Chemo Adverse Events More Frequent in Female Colon Cancer Patients Chemo Adverse Events More Frequent in Female Colon Cancer Patients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower colorectal cancer risk, study finds
Higher concentrations of vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, according to a large international study published Thursday.The researchers said the results strengthen the evidence that the vitamin may play a protective role against the disease,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Higher vitamin D levels cut colorectal cancer risk by 31%
The report, led by the Harvard, adds weight to a theory which had not been proven. Three quarters of Americans and a fifth of Brits are vitamin D deficient, and colorectal cancer rates are rising. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher vitamin D levels cut colorectal cancer risk by 31%, major international study finds
The report, led by the Harvard, adds weight to a theory which had not been proven. Three quarters of Americans and a fifth of Brits are vitamin D deficient, and colorectal cancer rates are rising. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large international study links blood vitamin D levels to colorectal cancer risk
(American Cancer Society) A new study authored by scientists from more than 20 medical centers and organizations finds that higher circulating vitamin D concentrations are significantly associated with lower colorectal cancer risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many Canadians diagnosed with colorectal cancer too late, despite availability of screening
Colorectal cancer is the second-most deadly type in Canada, after lung cancer, but many of those lives could be saved through screening, new statistics suggest. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Attendings and Errors; Testing for Colon Ca: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include fecal transplant for primary treatment of C. diff, new colorectal cancer screening guidelines, giving chemo a miss in breast cancer, and attendings and rates of medical errors. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Analyzing the anti-carcinogenic potential of the Cinnamomum cassia (Chinese cinnamon)
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that Cinnamomum cassia twigs may provide anti-cancer effects. Researchers from the National Institute of Forest Science, Andong National University, and Kyonggi University in South Korea looked at the anti-proliferative effect and the induction of apoptosis in human colorectal cancer cells mechanism of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Holding Firm on Our Approach to Colon Cancer Screening
(MedPage Today) -- We favor occult blood testing rather than invasive tests (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Aspirin's anticancer effect explored
The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Western New York groups receive $3.5M for cancer prevention
Western New York has received a commitment for $3.5 million in state funding over five years to support cancer prevention and early detection programs. The funds come from a $43.8 million allocation statewide through the New York State Cancer Services Program, which aims to reduce disparities in breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality through free cancer screening for uninsured and underinsured, low-income populations.  The bulk of funding supports the disparities program,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Immunoscore: A test to improve the care and treatment of colon cancer
(INSERM (Institut national de la sant é et de la recherche m é dicale)) With Immunoscore, a test devised by a team of researchers from Inserm and Universit é Paris Descartes and doctors from the Paris AP-HP hospitals, disease progression in patients with colon cancer can now be defined more accurately. According to an international study conducted in more than 2,500 patients, Immunoscore has proved effective in predicting which patients are at high risk of tumor recurrence and, as such, would benefit from intensified treatment following surgery. These results have been published in The Lancet. (Source:...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stem-cell niche for 10 billion colon cells a day
(University of Zurich) Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered the identity of the stem-cell niche of the colon. The niche comprises special cells that activate the stem cells of the adjacent intestinal epithelium and are responsible for its continuous renewal. Without the activation signal, the epithelium perishes. If it's constantly activated, early stages of cancer develop. The discovery helps to improve our understanding of intestinal cancer and inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Commence CRC Screening at Age 45, ACS Recommends
On May 30, the American Cancer Society released an updated colorectal cancer screening guideline that calls for screening in average-risk adults to begin at age 45 rather than the previously recommended age 50. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More follow-up CT doesn't improve colorectal cancer outcome
Increasing the frequency of follow-up CT exams for patients who underwent colorectal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage Longer CTC screening interval found safe, cost-effective (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
Besides demonstrating an ability to eliminate breast cancer, Rosenberg and his team already have additional preliminary results suggesting that the technique is similarly effective against both liver cancer and colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Expect Much from YouTube Vids Labeled for Colon Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- In many, " content of minimal or no relevance " (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

No Survival Benefit With Heated Chemo in CRC Surgery No Survival Benefit With Heated Chemo in CRC Surgery
The practice of delivering heated chemotherapy to the abdomen during surgery for a form of metastatic colorectal cancer may not be necessary, French scientists told the world's largest cancer meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Researchers discover how colon cancer mutates to escape the immune system
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A UCLA-led study has found how colon cancer alters its genes during development in order to avoid detection by the immune system, creating a specific genetic imprint in the process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers discover how colon cancer mutates to escape the immune system
This study was funded by the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, the National Institutes of Health, the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, the Ressler Family Foundation, the Samuel Family Foundation, the Garcia-Corsini Family Fund, the Project P Fund, the Friends of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Bennett Family Foundation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation through the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Colorectal Cancer Dream Team Translational Research Grant, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Tower Cancer Research Foundation, the Hope Foundation, the ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AI & #039;s Big Move into Healthcare Not Slowing Down
The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare is rapidly taking shape. Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are tapping into the ability of machine learning to make their products more efficient and effective for patients. Even FDA is becoming more comfortable with AI and has recently given approval to several technologies that have embraced machine learning. ThinkGenetic, a digital health startup, has leveraged the power of AI to help patients understand themselves and the likelihood if they have a genetic disease. The company’s CEO and co-founder David Jacob will be at MD&M East, moderating t...
Source: MDDI - June 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: MD & M East (New York) Digital Health Source Type: news

No OS Benefit From HIPEC in Colorectal Cancer
Bryant FurlowJun 4, 2018Overall, patients with mCRC and isolated peritoneal carcinomatosis did not benefit when hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy was added to surgery. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

VIDEO: Colon Cancer Tx in U.S.: Double the Price, Outcomes the Same
(MedPage Today) -- Comparison versus Canada reveals large gap in costs (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ASCO: mCRC Costs Up in Western Washington vs. British Columbia
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Costs of treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) are significantly higher in Western Washington State (WW) than in British Columbia (BC), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increased follow-up does not benefit colorectal cancer patients
(Aarhus University) Logically, it would seem that more follow-up testing of cancer patients must be better than less - but this is not the case for patients who undergo surgery for colorectal cancer. This is an important conclusion from a study published in JAMA, where 2,509 patients with colorectal cancer were offered two and five follow-up tests in the form of CT scans combined with a blood test spread over the first three years after the operation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Evidence Grows for Colon Cancer Occurrence in Younger People
(MedPage Today) -- Alarming increases in people ages (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells
Dormant tumor cells in colorectal cancer are therapy-resistant, but a new study has found that a drug used to treat fungal infections could eliminate them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Why there was a major shift in colorectal cancer screening guidelines
Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" from Los Angeles to discuss why there are new colorectal cancer screening guidelines, the "Right To Try Act" which was signed into law by President Trump this week and how to protect your skin from the sun during the warmer months. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene sequencing study finds new cancers linked with Lynch syndrome
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lynch syndrome, a rare hereditary disease typically associated with an increased risk of colorectal and endometrial cancers, appears to be linked with several additional types of cancer than previously thought, U.S. researchers said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Increase in lifestyle-related cancers over past decade spotlights need for prevention
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) Lifestyle-related cancers, such as lung, colorectal, and skin cancers, have increased globally over the past decade, according to the most comprehensive analysis of cancer-related health outcomes and patterns ever conducted. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Treatment Twice as Costly in US as in Canada Colorectal Cancer Treatment Twice as Costly in US as in Canada
Treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer is significantly higher in the United States than in Canada, but outcomes are similar.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Same cancer, worse results and twice the cost in the US
Americans paid twice as much as Canadians for health care, but they didn't get twice the benefit, according to a new study of patients with advanced colorectal cancer who lived, in some cases, mere miles from each other. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada colon cancer drugs half the price, same survival as U.S.: study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Colon cancer drugs cost twice as much in the United States as in Canada, but added expense does not translate to longer survival, according to a study of insurance claims data from Washington state and neighboring British Columbia presented on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

' Immunoscore' Improves Prediction of Colon Cancer Recurrence'Immunoscore' Improves Prediction of Colon Cancer Recurrence
The"Immunoscore" assay reliably estimates the risk of recurrence in patients with colon cancer, according to an international validation study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Could Mesothelioma Chemotherapy Ever Be Obsolete?
Oncologist Dr. Arek Dudek at Regions Hospital Cancer Care Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, believes his clinical trial involving a novel immunotherapy combination could change the way doctors treat pleural mesothelioma. Dudek is opening the only Phase II trial evaluating the combination of nivalumab (Opdivo) and ramucirumab (Cyramza) for previously treated mesothelioma patients. “This strategy – if successful, like we think it will be – could make treatment with chemotherapy obsolete,” Dudek told Asbestos.com. “People can be really excited about this one.” He based his optimism on the pote...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

Cancer Care Twice as Costly in U.S. Versus Canada
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- What a difference a border makes, when it comes to the cost of cancer care. Common chemotherapy for advanced colorectal cancer costs twice as much in Washington state as it does a short walk across the Canadian border into... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

4 Ways to Make Grilling Healthier This Summer
Cookouts are a summer staple. And while they do provide some health perks—fresh air, home cooking and time with friends and family—they can also come with risks. Follow these guidelines to make your grilled meals better for you. 1. Grill like a pescatarian Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300°F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), according to the National Cancer Institute. But fruits and vegetables like corn, peaches, peppers, eggplant, pineapple, squash and watermelon hold up well on the barbecue and don’t form HCAs when they’re cooked. And...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news