Early onset colorectal cancer rates rose 30% among white patients since 2000
The risk of being diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer at an early age is rising faster among white patients (increased 30% from 2000 to 2017) than black patients, a new study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Timing Is Crucial: Sooner Is Better for Rectal Cancer Surgery Timing Is Crucial: Sooner Is Better for Rectal Cancer Surgery
Survival outcomes are considerably better for patients with rectal cancer who have surgery within 8 weeks or less after not responding to neoadjuvant chemoradiation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Use and Colon Cancer: More Evidence of Link Antibiotic Use and Colon Cancer: More Evidence of Link
A Swedish population study appears to confirm recent data showing a link between antibiotic use and an increased risk for colon but not rectal cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Very High Antibiotic Use May Up Risk for Proximal Colon Cancer
Inverse association seen for antibiotic use and rectal cancer, which seems to be driven by women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Very High Antibiotic Use May Up Risk for Proximal Colon Cancer
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- There is a positive association between antibiotic use and proximal colon cancer and an inverse association with rectal cancer in women, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chemotherapy/Local Excision Avoids Proctectomy in Rectal Cancer Chemotherapy/Local Excision Avoids Proctectomy in Rectal Cancer
Chemotherapy and local excision led to organ preservation in over half of early-stage rectal cancer patients in a small study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Research Reveals How Aspirin Helps Prevent Colon Cancer
WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- New research offers insight into why regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of death from colon and rectal cancers. Resarchers found that aspirin prevents blood cells called platelets from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Leap forward' in risk management of rectal cancer
(Washington University in St. Louis) The lab of Quing Zhu at the McKelvey School of Engineering, with assistance from the Washington University School of Medicine, has developed an imaging system that helps differentiate residual cancerous tissue from recovered healthy tissue after treatment in patients with rectal cancer, the third-most common cancer type in the U.S. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Decades of radiation-based scientific theory disproven by Ben-Gurion University US-based study
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) According to the study, lower levels of several types of cancers were found when the radiation levels were on the higher end of the spectrum rather than on the lower end. Among both men and women, there was a significant decrease in lung, pancreatic, colon and rectal cancers. Among men, there were additional decreases in brain and bladder cancers. There was no decrease in cervix, breast or prostate cancers or leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Rectal cancer -- risk factors, prevention and treatment
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about rectal cancer, including risk factors, prevention and treatment. Colon cancer and rectal cancer often are referred to together as colorectal cancer. Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous clumps of cells called polyps. Over time, some of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Screening for colorectal cancer can be prevention
Colorectal cancer is a term that includes colon and rectal cancers, both of which originate in the lower portion of the large intestine and into the rectum. "The vast majority of the time, we don't know exactly what causes any specific cancer," says Dr. Jeremy Jones, a Mayo Clinic oncologist. "But there are a number of factors [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 1, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer Linked to Risk for Later Malignant Gynecological Neoplasms Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer Linked to Risk for Later Malignant Gynecological Neoplasms
Women who receive radiotherapy for rectal cancer may be at an increased risk of uterine and ovarian cancer, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASTRO lauds delay of radiation therapy payment reform
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is lauding a provision...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Yom named editor in chief of Red Journal ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline ASTRO critiques eviCore's benefits management policy CMS releases new payment model for radiation oncology New officers elected to ASTRO board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Preoperative Radiotherapy Then Chemo May Be Best in Rectal Cancer Preoperative Radiotherapy Then Chemo May Be Best in Rectal Cancer
In patients with locally advanced rectal cancer, a short course of radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy preceding surgery appears to provide beneficial results.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Intense Rectal Cancer Surveillance May Be Reduced Intense Rectal Cancer Surveillance May Be Reduced
For patients with rectal cancer who achieve a sustained clinical complete response, the risk for local regrowth and distant metastases is low when managed with a watch-and-wait approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news