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News tagged ‘ColonCancer’ clear

  • Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, said colorectal cancer can be detected early thanks to one simple screening test, a colonoscopy.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

  • The reduced risk of colorectal cancer associated with taking aspirin or NSAIDs may be confined to individuals already at risk because of elevations in a particular inflammatory factor in the blood, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital report.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

  • A protein biomarker may predict better chances of survival for obese patients with colorectal cancer, but it provided no prognostic value for non-obese patients, Dana-Farber researchers report.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • A combination of chemotherapies for colon cancer decreases recurrence for patients under 70, but not for those who are older, according to Mayo Clinic and Dana-Farber scientists.

Tags: chemotherapy, BasicResearch, ColonCancer

  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Many people have no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Doctors are reminding people about the importance of being regularly screened to help save lives.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

  • Patients with stage III colon cancer who have undergone surgery and chemotherapy with the goal of cure may have a higher risk of relapsing and dying early if they follow a predominantly "Western" diet of red meat, fatty foods, refined grains, and desserts, according to research led by investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • Researchers found patients who engaged in moderate physical activity were 53 percent more likely to be free of colorectal cancer than those who were less physically active.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • Researchers at Dana-Farber have uncovered a cancer paradox: A family history of colon or rectal cancer doubles one's risk of the disease — but improves the odds of survival should the cancer develop.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • A new study by Dana-Farber researchers shows aspirin therapy can extend the life of colorectal cancer patients whose tumors carry a mutation in a key gene, but has no effect on patients who lack the mutation.

Tags: ColonCancer, Genetics

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    Patients with colon cancer who used multivitamins did not reduce the risk of cancer recurrence, though there may be some benefit to patients 60 and younger.

Tags: ColonCancer

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