Vitamin D Deficiency Elevates Colorectal Cancer Risk Vitamin D Deficiency Elevates Colorectal Cancer Risk
Dr David Johnson on why we should consider vitamin D supplementation beyond its benefits for bone health.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Woman, 28, who has already beaten four cancers caused by rare genetic disorder
Lauren Erdmann Marler was just 17 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer - for the first time. Now 28, the Midland, Texas native has beaten four cancers caused by a rare twist of genetic fate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer death rates rising across Europe, report reveals
(Spink Health) 'Pancreatic Cancer Across Europe,' published by United European Gastroenterology (UEG) to coincide with World Pancreatic Cancer Day, examines the past and current state of pancreatic cancer care and treatment, as well as the future prospects, such as targeting the microbiome, for improving the prognosis for patients. Whilst lung, breast and colorectal cancer have seen significant reductions in death rates since 1990, deaths from pancreatic cancer continue to rise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Link Between Diet Quality and CRC Outcomes
A study looks at how dietary patterns impact colorectal cancer outcomes before and after diagnosis. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Do Cash Incentives Improve CRC Screening Rates?
A study takes a closer look at colorectal cancer screening incentives among New York State Medicaid managed care patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Studying the microbiome could be the next frontier in colon cancer research
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent or more. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks to New York University medical student, Rachel Sarnoff, about how the field of microbiomes could be the next frontier of colon cancer research. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical study finds Chinese medicine improves survival rates in colorectal cancer patients
(Natural News) Colorectal cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancers in the U.S., excluding skin cancer. It’s estimated that at least 140,000 American adults will be diagnosed with the condition each year, with 50,000 cases leading to death. In a study, researchers from the Central South University in China have suggested using Traditional Chinese Medicine to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence could help doctors identify hard-to-spot colon polyps
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How AI could help doctors identify hard-to-spot colon polyps
"Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent or more by detecting cancer early. But doctors don ’t always find every polyp. As a gastroenterologist, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook knows all too well that colon polyps can be tough to spot. But a new high-tech tool may be able to help doctors spot them. " (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Sequential, Initial Combo Tx for Colon Ca on Par in XELAVIRI Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes comparable in untreated metastatic colorectal cancer (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Essential Screening Tests and Men's Health
[Guardian] Getting the right screening test at the right time is one of the most important things a man can do for his health. Screenings find diseases early, before you have symptoms, when they're easier to treat. With early detection, colon cancer can be nipped in the bud. Finding diabetes early may help prevent complications such as vision loss and impotence. The tests you need are based on your age and risk factors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Precision medicine is not enough: Moving towards precision surveillance
(Regenstrief Institute) The interval at which an individual undergoes a repeat colonoscopy because of previous pre-cancerous polyps -- a practice known as 'surveillance' -- should be tailored to the individual and not simply be determined by the results of prior colonoscopies, according to Regenstrief Institute research scientist Thomas Imperiale, M.D. In a American Journal of Gastroenterology editorial he calls for 'precision surveillance,' a phrase he has coined to echo the personalized, targeted focus of precision medicine and application of these concepts to colon cancer screening and surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Higher CRC Risks in Black Americans Not Related to Biology Higher CRC Risks in Black Americans Not Related to Biology
The overall prevalence of advanced, precancerous polyps does not differ with race, but uniform screening guidelines could still leave many at increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Scientists examine the essential oil of agarwood as a natural remedy for colorectal cancer
(Natural News) Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna), a tree highly prized for its applications in perfumes and incense, could be used to naturally treat colorectal cancer. In a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia investigated the potential safety of essential oil extract from agarwood and looked at its anti-tumor activity using animal studies. To note,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LabCorp throws its hat into the D2C health test ring
Pixel by LabCorp's mail-away screens offer insights on heart health, diabetes, colorectal cancer and general wellness.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

LabCorp to offer self-testing home kits
Patients can self-test for some diseases via a new LabCorp feature hitting the market. Burlington-based life sciences and lab testing giant LabCorp (NYSE: LH) has launched Pixel by LabCorp, a consumer-initiated self-collection wellness test offering screens for heart health, diabetes and colorectal cancer. Consumers purchase a Pixel by LabCorp test package and within a few days re ceive a self-collection kit, along with a physician review. The patient then collects the sample and returns the postage-paid… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer
Title: A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - November 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - November 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- A healthy diet may lower your risk of death from colon cancer, even if you wait until after you're diagnosed with the disease, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,800 colon cancer patients. Those whose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

French Study Reveals Potential Mesothelioma Treatment Target
A team of French researchers led by Dr. Christophe Blanquart has identified a substance that may better define the severity of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in the body and provide clues to more effectively manage the rare cancer. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, as the name indicates, is a protein found in the brain. BDNF is a growth factor and also appears in other tissues in the body. “It seems that BDNF could be a prognostic marker for MPM patients,” Blanquart told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “The level of BDNF in pleural fluids could reflect the severity of disease.” The...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 31, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

When Colon Cancer Dx Isn't Best for Your Patient
(MedPage Today) -- There is a risk to disturbing the natural order of things, says Michael Kirsch, MD (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A popular Chinese medicine found to hold great potential in treating colon cancer
(Natural News) Metastasis, the process in which cancer cells spread to different parts of the body, is one of the most fearsome aspects of cancer. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a plant traditionally used in Chinese medicine can help put a stop to metastasis in colon cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KC police find Edina nonprofit's stolen inflatable colon
The Colon Cancer Coalition's stolen inflatable colon has now been found.   The coalition had used the 10-foot colon to promote colon cancer awareness, but it was stolen last week from a pickup truck parked in Kansas City's Brookside neighborhood. The group has since raised more than $11,000 to replace the inflatable. A Kansas City police officer received a tip as to its whereabouts, which led officers to recover the colon. It's now being processed for evidence and will be returned to the The University… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kansas City Business Journal staff Source Type: news

KC police find stolen inflatable colon
The Colon Cancer Coalition's stolen inflatable colon has now been found.   The coalition had used the 10-foot colon to promote colon cancer awareness, but it was stolen last week from a pickup truck parked in Kansas City's Brookside neighborhood. The group has since raised more than $11,000 to replace the inflatable. A Kansas City police officer received a tip as to its whereabouts, which led officers to recover the colon. It's now being processed for evidence and will be returned to the The University… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

KC police find stolen inflatable colon
The Colon Cancer Coalition's stolen inflatable colon has now been found.   The coalition had used the 10-foot colon to promote colon cancer awareness, but it was stolen last week from a pickup truck parked in Kansas City's Brookside neighborhood. The group has since raised more than $11,000 to replace the inflatable. A Kansas City police officer received a tip as to its whereabouts, which led officers to recover the colon. It's now being processed for evidence and will be returned to the The University… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

That Stolen Giant Colon Was Found: How Things Worked Out In The End
Has the theft and recovery brought awareness to the increasing incidence of colorectal cancer among young adults and recent changes to screening recommendations? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

A happy ending in KC's stolen colon case
The Colon Cancer Coalition has raised more than $11,000 to replace its stolen inflatable colon, the organization announced Monday. After beating its $4,000 fundraising goal, the Minneapolis-area nonprofit will now buy two colons from Landmark Creations International, a spokeswoman said in an email. (Landmark Creations, also based in a Minneapolis suburb, has made inflatable colons for several organizations in the past.) The coalition's previous 10-foot colon was stolen last week off a pickup parked… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

A happy ending in KC's stolen colon case
The Colon Cancer Coalition has raised more than $11,000 to replace its stolen inflatable colon, the organization announced Monday. After beating its $4,000 fundraising goal, the Minneapolis-area nonprofit will now buy two colons from Landmark Creations International, a spokeswoman said in an email. (Landmark Creations, also based in a Minneapolis suburb, has made inflatable colons for several organizations in the past.) The coalition's previous 10-foot colon was stolen last week off a pickup parked… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

No Harm, and Maybe Benefit, From Waiting for RAS Status in CRC No Harm, and Maybe Benefit, From Waiting for RAS Status in CRC
Delaying anti-EGFR drugs while waiting for RAS status test results in metastatic colorectal cancer is not harmful and may improve outcomes over immediate anti-VEGF treatment, say French scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Healthier Diet Tied to Lower Mortality Risk in CRC Patients
MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 -- Colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who follow healthy diets before or after diagnosis have a decreased risk for mortality, according to a study published online Oct. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Mark A. Guinter,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lowering the Starting Age for CRC Screening to 45 Years Lowering the Starting Age for CRC Screening to 45 Years
Should colorectal cancer screening begin at age 45, as recently recommended by the American Cancer Society? This commentary explores the potential long-term benefits, burdens, and risks.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tall people at greater risk of cancer, study says
Colon and kidney cancer and lymphoma were among the types of cancer for which the correlation was strongest.10/25/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 25, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

New role for protein could lead to novel treatments for cancer and vascular disease
(York University) Researchers at York University have found a new role for a well-known protein in the body that may explain, in part, what goes wrong in certain cancers, as well as vascular and neurological disorders.Beta-catenin, a wide-ranging and important protein for the regulation of cell function from the embryonic stage to adulthood, has already been implicated in the development of certain cancers, including colon, breast, leukemia and melanoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer on the rise in young adults
Rates of colorectal cancer are rising by 6% per year in young adults Related items fromOnMedica Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer Many trusts not offering genetic bowel cancer test Long-term antibiotic use linked to heightened risk of colorectal adenomas Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer risk link to ‘inflammatory’ foods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obesity Associated With Risk of Early-onset CRC in Women
A study published online in JAMA Oncology found a connection between obesity and an increased risk of early-onset colorectal cancer among women younger than age 50. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bowel cancer rates are on the rise in younger people across Europe
Rates of colon cancer among 20 to 39 year olds have shot up by 7.4 per cent annually between 2008 and 2016, according to a study presented at a gastroenterology meeting in Vienna. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racial differences in colorectal cancer incidence not due to biology
(Regenstrief Institute) A systematic review and meta-analysis from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine has found that, in spite of the higher incidence and death rate of colorectal cancer in blacks, no difference exists in the overall prevalence of advanced, precancerous polyps between average-risk blacks and whites who underwent a screening colonoscopy. These findings suggest that the age at which to begin screening need not differ based on race, provided all other factors -- access to screening, in particular -- are similar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

H. Pylori Antibodies May Point to Colorectal Cancer Risk H. Pylori Antibodies May Point to Colorectal Cancer Risk
Antibodies to Vacuolating cytotoxin A (VacA), one of the major toxins secreted by Helicobacter pylori, show a relationship with colorectal cancer, according to a large study of serum.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Who Stole the Giant Inflatable Colon?
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is asking for the public's help to crack the case of a stolen colon. Well, a stolen inflatable colon, that is.  The 150-pound, 10-foot-long inflatable colon was taken from the back of a pickup truck last week and is worth $4,000. Naturally, the missing colon has been the butt of many jokes, and #StolenColon has been trending on Twitter, but to the staff at the Cancer Center, the theft is no laughing matter. The inflatable colon is used to help teach people about colon cancer. The organization ships the colon to run/walk events across the Midwest for...
Source: MDDI - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

You Can Cut Your Cancer Risk By Eating Organic, New Study Says
(CNN) — You can protect yourself from cancer by eating organic, a new study suggests. Those who frequently eat organic foods lowered their overall risk of developing cancer, a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine finds. Specifically, those who primarily eat organic foods were more likely to ward off non-Hodgkin lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer compared to those who rarely or never ate organic foods. Led by Julia Baudry, an epidemiologist at Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale in France, a team of researchers looked at the diets of 68,946 French adults. More than three-quarte...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Local TV Organic Source Type: news

Immunotherapy may become new first line treatment in some metastatic colorectal cancers
Immunotherapy with nivolumab and low-dose ipilimumab could become a new first line treatment in patients with some metastatic colorectal cancers following late-breaking results from the CheckMate-142 trial reported at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich. (1) The drug combination shrank tumours and had beneficial effects on survival in patients with microsatellite instabiliy (MSI)-high metastatic colorectal cancer. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Major response to immunotherapy in early-stage mismatch repair deficient colon cancer
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Pre-operative treatment with a combination of the immune checkpoint inhibitors nivolumab and ipilimumab achieves major pathological responses in 100 percent of early-stage colon cancers with mismatch repair deficiencies, according to results reported at ESMO 2018 from the first exploratory phase II trial to investigate this approach. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy may become new first line treatment in some metastatic colorectal cancers
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Immunotherapy with nivolumab and low-dose ipilimumab could become a new first line treatment in patients with some metastatic colorectal cancers following late-breaking results from the CheckMate-142 trial reported at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich. The drug combination shrank tumours and had beneficial effects on survival in patients with microsatellite instabiliy (MSI)-high metastatic colorectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

If You Stole This Giant Inflatable Colon, Why You Should Return It Immediately
Some piece of fecal material stole this $4,000, 10 foot-long, 150 pound inflatable colon that the University of Kansas and the Cancer Coalition have been using to do this. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Hope for colorectal cancer sufferers: Better diet lowers death risks
Switching to a better, lower fat diet can reduce the risk of death by 20 percent for colorectal cancer patients, a new American Cancer Society study found. Western diets high in fat raise death risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy diets linked to better outcomes in colorectal cancer
(American Cancer Society) Colorectal cancer patients who followed healthy diets had a lower risk of death from colorectal cancer and all causes, even those who improved their diets after being diagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news