As nation mourns Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a look at advances in pancreatic cancer treatment
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the Supreme Court since 1993, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 18.Ginsburg battled cancer several times throughout her life. She was treated for colon cancer in 1999, underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2009 and had cancerous lesions removed from her lung in 2018. Ginsburg received chemotherapy for a recurrence of pancreatic cancer in 2019.Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. A 6-inch-long gland in the abdomen, the pancreas makes digestive enzymes and hormones, such as insulin, that control blood sugar.No screening test exists fo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Soft robots, origami combine for potential way to deliver medical treatments
(Ohio State University) Researchers have found a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans, potentially opening the door for less invasive surgeries and ways to deliver treatments for conditions ranging from colon polyps to stomach cancer to aortic artery blockages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: If you’re unable to do this one thing it could be a warning sign
BOWEL cancer either begins in the large bowel or the rectum, where cells multiply uncontrollably, forming a tumour. If you're finding it difficult to do a certain bodily function, it could be a sign of the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promising phase 1 trial results: Use of sotorasib (AMG 510) in patients with solid tumors
This study has, in some cases, demonstrated a median progression-free survival that is two times longer than what we encounter in patients today.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

KRAS inhibitor sotorasib appears safe, achieves durable clinical benefit in early trial
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) For patients with advanced solid cancers and KRAS G12C mutations, the targeted therapy sotorasib, a KRAS G12C inhibitor, resulted in manageable toxicities and durable clinical benefits, particularly in lung and colorectal cancer, in Phase I study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How Cancer Shaped Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’s Life and Work
The name Ruth Bader Ginsburg became almost synonymous with strength and stamina as she rose to prominence in judicial and feminist circles throughout her long career. Famously nicknamed the Notorious RBG and known for her grueling fitness regimen, the late Supreme Court justice also struggled with cancer and other health issues for the better part of her time on the bench — culminating with her death on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg’s health issues became public in 1999, six years after her appointment to the Supreme Court, when she had surgery for early-...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime remembrance Source Type: news

Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it
Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Because people with advanced polyps have triple the risk of developing cancer, it's generally recommended that they have a colonoscopy every three years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy
FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Many Americans at high risk for colon cancer don't know how often they need to have a screening colonoscopy, researchers say. The report follows the recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Aug. 28 at age 43 after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coffee Can Slow Colon Cancer
Title: Coffee Can Slow Colon CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer
Of the nearly 1,200 patients in the study, those who drank four or more cups of java on a daily basis had 36% higher odds of surviving during the 13-year study period. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee Linked to Reduced Disease Progression, Death in CRC
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- For patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of disease progression and death, according to a study published online Sept. 17 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Just a few cups of coffee a day may help slow down the deadly progression of advanced colon cancer, new research finds. Of the nearly 1,200 patients in the study, those who drank four or more cups of java on a daily... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coffee associated with improved survival in metastatic colorectal cancer patients
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) In a large group of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, consumption of a few cups of coffee a day was associated with longer survival and a lower risk of the cancer worsening, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other organizations report in a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Examining association of coffee consumption, survival in patients with colorectal cancer
(JAMA Network) Researchers in this observational study investigated the association between the number of cups of coffee consumed per day and survival in patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Reducing colorectal cancer disparities among African american men
(Huntsman Cancer Institute) Out of any other racial group, African American men have the lowest five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer (CRC). Yet, published research on effective strategies to increase screening for this group specifically are minimal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Molecular basis underlying colorectal cancer revealed
(Hokkaido University) A team of scientists has unraveled the molecular mechanism behind one of the causes of colorectal cancer, and a treatment target. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of South Carolina study reveals how cannabinoids may be useful to prevent colon cancer
(University of South Carolina) Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are caused by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with IBD are at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer. A UofSC study shows that THC suppressed inflammation in the colon, preventing the onset of cancers caused by a carcinogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High-risk patients for colorectal cancer lack knowledge about colonoscopy
(Florida Atlantic University) Many clinicians rely on self-reports from their high-risk patients about their need and proper interval for repeat surveillance colonoscopy. Researchers analyzed data on high-risk patients and found that 28 percent were unaware of either the need for a repeat colonoscopy or the proper surveillance interval. Of these, 16.6 percent were unaware of the proper three-year interval to obtain a follow-up surveillance colonoscopy. Also, 12 percent did not know that they required a follow-up surveillance colonoscopy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Projects to Diversify Genetic Research Receive New Grants
Because much cancer research and clinical trials have been based on white populations, efforts to explore the ways race and ethnicity influence disease are underway. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Goldberg Tags: Race and Ethnicity Colon and Colorectal Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Bladder Cancer Breast Cancer Black People Genetics and Heredity Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Mount Si Source Type: news

Stem cell function may explain higher colon cancer rate in males
(International Society for Stem Cell Research) In research recently published in Stem Cell Reports, Jingxin Li (ljingxin@sdu.edu.cn), Dawei Chen (dawei.chen@uliege.be) and colleagues found that androgen levels can regulate intestinal stem cell proliferation, a new potential link between androgen levels and colon cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chadwick Boseman's Legacy May Be Bigger Than His Films Chadwick Boseman's Legacy May Be Bigger Than His Films
Dr David Kerr hopes the actor's battle with colorectal cancer will lead us to do more to understand the biology of colorectal cancer in young African Americans.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Black people more likely than others to die from colorectal cancer spreading to the liver
(City of Hope) Colorectal cancer is more prevalent among Black people, a group that has the highest rates of death for an illness that is curable if caught early. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study finds botanical effective for chemo-resistant colon cancer
(City of Hope) The natural botanical Andrographis paniculata, when given in conjunction with chemotherapy, may eventually change the way doctors treat chemotherapy-resistant colorectal cancer. Published in the journal Carcinogenesis, the study's goal was to use a natural substance that, given as an adjunct treatment along with chemotherapy, would not only be nontoxic but would succeed in killing chemo-resistant cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doctor: Chadwick Boseman's death shed a much needed light on colorectal cancer
It is harder because it was so sudden. It is harder because it is a disease that I know all too well. It is harder because he was young, gifted and Black. It is harder because our community has already endured so much in this cold and callous year that is 2020. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Does your poo look like this? It could be a sign of the disease
BOWEL cancer, also referred to as colon cancer is very treatable if caught in the early stages - when it's localised to one specific region of the body. The next time you go to the loo for a number two, check your faeces. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new model to predict survival in colorectal cancer
(Bentham Science Publishers) This signature could be useful in clinical practice, especially for colorectal cancer diagnosis and therapy. Future studies should determine the effectiveness of integration in cancer survival analysis and the application on unbalanced data, where the classes are of different sizes, as well as on data with multiple classes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Lancet: Many countries falling behind on global commitments to tackling premature deaths from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, lung cancer and heart disease
(The Lancet) Around the world, the risk of dying prematurely from preventable and largely treatable chronic diseases such as stroke, heart disease, and stomach cancer has declined steadily over the past decade, but death rates from other chronic diseases such as diabetes, lung cancer, colon cancer, and liver cancer are declining too slowly or worsening in many countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colon cancer survivor says it's time to take the disease seriously
In a year that has already brought so much tragedy and loss, Chadwick Boseman's death at age 43 seems unthinkably cruel and unfair. How could such a vibrant performer, such a vocal and visible Black role model, have been suffering through late-stage colon cancer? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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The American Cancer Society's newly updated guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening recommend that adults at average risk get screened starting at age 45 instead of 50, as previously advised. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model Better Predicts Lung Cancer Risk for African Americans
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 -- The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial Model 2012 (PLCOm2012) risk prediction model is more sensitive for identifying African American ever-smokers for lung cancer screening than the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

5 things you can do to keep your colon healthy
For years, turning 50 came with a special birthday message from your health care provider: Time to have a colonoscopy. Now that message will be coming a bit sooner. The American Cancer Society recently updated those screening guidelines, recommending most people get their first colonoscopy at age 45. Colon cancer rates have been increasing in younger people. The change in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 31, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer cases are going up among people younger than 50, researchers say
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults -- with half of all new diagnoses in people age 66 and younger. And cases among those under 50 have been increasing since the 1990s. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know About Colon Cancer
The cancer that killed Chadwick Boseman is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates are rising among younger people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Bowels Black People Race and Ethnicity Obesity Digestive Tract Colonoscopy your-feed-health Source Type: news

Chadwick Boseman ’s Death Is A Reminder That Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Rising In Younger People
The average age of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer is dropping and experts are urging people with worrying symptoms to seek help early. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Hollywood & Entertainment /hollywood-entertainment pharma Source Type: news

'Black Panther' Star Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43
Boseman, who also starred as Jackie Robinson in '42,' died of colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer cases are going up among people younger than age 50, researchers say
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults -- with half of all new diagnoses in people age 66 and younger. And cases among those under 50 have been increasing since the 1990s. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Cancer Care, In 4 Charts
Before the pandemic, about 1,000 new patients came to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment consultations each week. When COVID-19 hit Massachusetts this spring, the number of new consultations fell by half and the hospital moved as many appointments as possible online. Now, with daily case counts relatively low in the area, the hospital is back to scheduling about 800 consultations per week, using a mixture of telemedicine and in-person appointments, says associate chief medical officer Dr. Andrew Wagner—but that still means about 200 cancer patients per week are not getting the treatment consult...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Do your stools look like this? Warning sign of the deadly disease
BOWEL cancer is also called colorectal cancer and it affects a person's large bowel which is made up of the colon and rectum. When the disease starts attacking the body a person may begin to notice changes in their size and shape of their stools warning that something is not quite right. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Opposition Politician Chamisa Blames State for Activist Dzamara's Death
[263Chat] MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa Thursday blamed the state for the death of the late political activist, Patson Dzamara, who succumbed to cancer of the colon in Harare yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Single-cell RNA sequencing sheds new light on cancer cells' varied response to chemotherapy
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Single-cell analysis, done in three colon cancer cell lines, is believed to be the first to profile transcriptome-level changes in response to DNA damage across individual cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Paradox breaker BRAF inhibitors in BRAF mutant colorectal cancer
(Impact Journals LLC) Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 34 features Figure 1, " BRAF inhibitor-induced changes in cell viability, " by Pickles, et which reported that the BEACON CRC trial demonstrated a survival advantage over chemotherapy for a combination of targeted agents comprising the potent BRAF inhibitor encorafenib together with cetuximab and binimetinib. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Small change makes cancer vaccine more effective in animal tests
(Thomas Jefferson University) Tweaking the adenovirus spike protein induces a more robust immune reaction for a cancer vaccine against gastric, pancreatic, esophageal and colon malignancies in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Small molecule treatment reduces colon cancer metastasis
(University of Chicago Medical Center) University of Chicago Medicine investigators have found a new way to slow the metastasis of colon cancer: by treating it with a small molecule that essentially locks up cancer cells' ability to change shape and move throughout the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs may reduce risk of death from colon cancer by 20%
A new study from Lund University in Sweden found that about 10% of colon cancer patients taking erectile dysfunction drugs died compared to 17.5% of the patients not taking the drugs, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Viagra, Cialis Help Boost Colon Cancer Survival?
Title: Could Viagra, Cialis Help Boost Colon Cancer Survival?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could Viagra, Cialis Help Boost Colon Cancer Survival?
THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- Erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra may do more than restore sexual function -- they may also prolong the lives of men with colon cancer. That's the conclusion of a new Swedish study, which... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dr. Otis Brawley In Conversation With Douglas Brooks: ‘We Don’t Need to Reform Health Care—We Need to Transform Health Care’
Douglas Brooks served as the head of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy during the Obama Administration as the first openly gay, HIV-positive African American to hold the job. He focused on addressing the health needs of those at higher risk of HIV infection, and is now executive director of community engagement at the biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. Dr. Otis Brawley was chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society before becoming a professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins, where he oversees a research effort exploring disparities in cancer rates and outcomes. Over a Zoom call, t...
Source: TIME: Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Brooks and Otis Brawley Tags: Uncategorized feature Magazine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Breaking down colorectal cancer
Cancer of the rectum and colon often are referred to together as colorectal cancer, but treatments can be different. And, unfortunately, a recent British?study?found that treatment for colorectal cancer has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as people remained home and medical services were limited.? Dr. David Etzioni, a Mayo Clinic colorectal surgeon, reminds people that [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 18, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Smokers Less Likely to Receive Breast, Cervical, CRC Screening
MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2020 -- Current smokers have lower odds of obtaining cancer screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in BMJ Open. Victor A. Eng, from Stanford University School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news