Tag: colorectal cancer

Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An antibody-based multitarget fecal immunochemical test (mtFIT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is more accurate in detecting advanced neoplasia compared...

Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays?

Albuquerque oncologist Barbara McAneny, MD, has a patient in his 30s who experienced rectal bleeding for 6 months last year but didn’t see a physician...

Is Chemo Dose Too Low?

Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who are also obese have a poorer survival than those who are not obese. A new study suggests that they...

Antibiotic Link to Rise in Early Onset Colon Cancer?

Exposure to antibiotics appears to be associated with the development of colon cancer, particularly in younger people, and could be contributing to the increase in...

Thermal Ablation May Reduce Residual, Recurrent Adenomas

Thermal ablation of the defect margin after endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR-T) is associated with reduced recurrence in the treatment of large (≥20-mm) nonpedunculated colorectal polyps...

When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians’ Calculus Varies

Clinicians more often use a strict age cutoff for stopping colon cancer screening than they do for stopping breast and prostate cancer screening, new data...

One Quarter of 30–49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results

More than one quarter of colonoscopies carried out in Americans aged 30 to 49 years reveal some type of neoplasm, and slightly over 6% of...

In Previous Year, 70% of Oncologists Reported Sexual Harassment

The first-ever survey of sexual harassment among US oncologists has found that 70% reported incidents from peers and/or supervisors in the previous 12 months. The...

Mayo Clinic Top Doc Ousted Over Sexual Relations With Mentees

When a prominent and highly published medical oncologist left the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 2018, there were no details as to why. Axel Grothey,...

Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy Promising for Resectable Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Perioperative systemic therapy seemed feasible, safe and capable of inducing a response in a phase 2 trial comparing the treatment...

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you’re over 75, being screened for colon cancer could save your life, a...

Risk Factors That Raise Odds for Early-Onset Colon Cancer

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer is on the rise among people under 50, and the million-dollar...

Cervical Cancer Rates Fall, but Other HPV Cancers Increase

Cervical cancer incidence in the United States decreased by about 1% per year from 2001 to 2017, but at the same time there was an...

Get First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A lot of people think of age 50 as the magic number for...

Blood Test for 50 Cancers Coming to US Clinics Soon

The novel Galleri blood test (GRAIL, Inc.), which claims to detect up to 50 different cancers from single blood draw, is about to make its...

Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer — Are Sugary Drinks to Blame?

High consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) in adolescence and young adulthood could partially explain the recent rapid rise in early-onset colorectal cancer (EO-CRC) — at...

Loneliness in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Loneliness among middle-aged men ups their risk of cancer, and being single at the time of diagnosis confers a worse prognosis, suggest results from a...

FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced its first-ever approval of an artificial intelligence device to help find colon lesions during colonoscopy....

Swallowable Capsule-Camera Instead of Endoscopy: Now in Patients

A miniature camera the size of a capsule that is swallowed and that then transmits images of the inside of the gut can reveal cancer...

No Survival Benefit to Primary Resection Before Chemo in CRC

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to previous reports, primary tumor resection prior to chemotherapy did not confer a survival benefit in colorectal cancer patients...

Research shows early detection of colon cancer possible | India News

GUWAHATI: Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G), and Cotton University (CU) have achieved a major breakthrough by developing an automated system to...

Discovery May Explain Black Americans’ Higher Colon Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research reveals why Black Americans might be more vulnerable to colon cancer than white people are. ...

Global Demand for Cancer Surgery Expected to Soar

Global demand for cancer surgery will increase by 52% by 2040, with underresourced, low-income countries shouldering the greatest burden, a modeling study suggests. A second...

Triplet Shows ‘Promising’ Activity in Unresectable/Metastatic CRC

Combining an EGFR inhibitor with a pair of checkpoint inhibitors can produce “promising” activity in certain patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), according to an investigator...

Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals

The right colon appears to age faster in Black people than in White people, perhaps explaining the higher prevalence of right-side colon cancer among Black...