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Smartphone app to push for colorectal cancer checkups

Asahi Shimbun - ‎12 hours ago‎
KOCHI--A surgeon and a team of experts are developing a smartphone gaming app that they say will promote the importance of colorectal cancer screenings. The development team is led by Yosuke Ishii, a 33-year-old doctor at the Kochi Organization for ...

Statins May Not Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

Cancer Network - ‎22 hours ago‎
Prior studies have provided evidence that those who take statins regularly have a decreased risk of colorectal cancer. This new observational analysis of medical records of over 100,000 patients shows that a so-called indication bias—a confusion ...

Findings light the way for new treatments in colitis, colon cancer

Science Daily - ‎22 hours ago‎
"Colorectal cancers pose a significant healthcare problem and are the third most common cancers for both men and women in the U.S.

HER2 Therapy in Advanced Colorectal Cancer: 'Extraordinary'

Medscape - ‎May 3, 2016‎
A small group of patients with treatment-refractory, HER2-positive metastatic colorectal cancer achieved a remarkable response with a common targeted therapy regimen used to treat HER2-positive breast cancer with no need of a chemotherapy backbone.

Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk

New York Times (blog) - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Removal of the ovaries - a procedure known as oophorectomy - may increase the risk for colorectal cancer, a new study concludes.

Oophorectomy could increase colorectal cancer risk in both pre- and postmenopausal women - ‎May 5, 2016‎
The development of colorectal cancer is influenced by hormonal factors, and removal of the ovaries alters a woman's sex hormone levels.

Upregulation of nucleostemin in colorectal cancer and its effects on cell malignancy [Retraction]

Dove Medical Press - ‎May 4, 2016‎
It was recently brought to our attention that a paper published in 2015 by Bin Wei, Qiaoying Huang, Xiaogang Zhong. • Wei B, Huang Q, Zhong X. Upregulation of nucleostemin in colorectal cancer and its effects on cell malignancy. OncoTargets and Therapy.

Lynch Syndrome Registry Sheds Light on a Driving Cause of Colorectal Cancer - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Lynch syndrome - also called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) - is an inherited condition which increases the risk for different types of cancer, often times colorectal cancer. A mutation in the MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 or EPCAM gene ...

Ovary Removal Increases Risk Of Colorectal Cancer In Women: Symptoms Of Colorectal Cancer

Counsel & Heal - ‎4 hours ago‎
When ovaries in women are removed they alter the levels of sex hormones in the body increasing the risk of colorectal cancer. The researchers studied about 195,973 Swedish women that had undergone surgery to remove their ovaries between 1965 and ...

The Role of TAS-102 in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

OncLive - ‎1 hour ago‎
Panelists:Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, Ohio State University - James Cancer Hospital; Johanna Bendell, MD, Sarah Cannon Research Institute; Charles S. Fuchs, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Richard Kim, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center; John L. Marshall, MD, ...

Combination drug approved in Europe for metastatic colorectal cancer

The Pharmaceutical Journal - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The RECOURSE study compared Lonsurf with best supportive care (BSC) and placebo with BSC in 800 patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer. The results showed that patients who took Lonsurf had a 31% relative reduction in the risk of ...

Going the distance for colorectal cancer - ‎May 4, 2016‎
“We're running to create awareness about colorectal cancer and how important early screening is,” explained Chuchmach during a stop at Kingston General Hospital on May 3. “My mom didn't go in early enough.
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These diet changes may reduce risk of colon cancer

Hamilton Spectator - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Colorectal cancer includes cancer of the colon and rectum, and is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Cholesterol levels, not statins, influence colorectal cancer risk

Science Daily - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Blood cholesterol levels were inversely related to colorectal cancer risk: the higher the cholesterol level, the lower the risk for patients, regardless of statin use, the authors found.
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'Colorectal cancer cases on the rise'

The Hindu - ‎May 1, 2016‎
A few decades ago, colorectal cancers were uncommon. However, their incidence is on the rise in the country, and doctors are increasingly beginning to see cases among young people, said experts.

Taking the puff out of colorectal cancer

UQ News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
“We showed that eight weeks of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity exercise (MIE) promoted significant improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness in colorectal cancer survivors. “While the comparative effectiveness was not too ...

Global Colorectal Cancer Market Report 2016-2020 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts - Research and Markets

Business Wire (press release) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The latest research Global Colorectal Cancer Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights - 2016, provides comprehensive insights into Colorectal Cancer pipeline products, Colorectal Cancer epidemiology, Colorectal Cancer market valuations and ...
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High Cholesterol Levels Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Nature World News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
"Although the risk of colorectal cancer was lower in statin users versus non-users, when we compared those who continued statin therapy versus those who discontinued the therapy, such that each group shared the same indication for statin therapy, there ...

Colonoscopies get the glory, but reasons for dramatic decline in colon cancer are unclear - ‎May 4, 2016‎
…overstating the benefits of colorectal-cancer screening may divert attention from colonoscopy's downstream effects and potential harms.

Oophorectomy Linked To Increased Risk of Colon Cancer (blog) - ‎18 hours ago‎
Dr. Segelman: Hormonal factors influence the development of colorectal cancer. Observational studies and clinical trials have reported a protective effect of hormone replacement therapy and oral contraceptives.