Colon Cancer

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News: Colon Cancer

Racial Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Not Easily Explained, Researchers Say  -  23 Nov 2009
Science Daily (press release)..."Therefore, more research is needed to gain a fuller understanding of how race and ethnicity are involved in colon cancer survival following surgery," says ...

Both Sides: Current mammogram policy isn't perfect, but it saves lives (editorial)  -  23 Nov 2009
Post-BulletinIf everyone age 30 or older were screened annually for colon cancer and heart disease, there's no doubt some lives would be saved. ...

Lung Cancer Alliance-New York Issues 1st Annual State-Specific Report Card on ...  -  23 Nov 2009
PR Newswire (press release)...prostate cancer (99 percent) and colon cancer (65 percent). Under-funded and ignored, the lung cancer five year survival rate is still only 15 percent. ...

CEO Profile: Kevin T. Conroy of Exact Sciences - Building a better colon ...  -  23 Nov 2009
WTN NewsConroy, 44, is dedicated to leading Exact Science in developing a non-invasive, home-based test for colon cancer that catches the disease early and is ...

Novel approach to tackle colon cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
Entertainment and Showbiz!...“Imatinib or a similar substance could possibly be used for preventing the development of cancer in people who are in the risk zone for colon cancer instead ...

Are the Democrats losing their way?  -  23 Nov 2009
BBC News...like mammograms and colonoscopies - because there's no reason we shouldn't be catching diseases like breast cancer and colon cancer". ...

Kingston University receives £99000 for cancer research  -  23 Nov 2009
News-Medical.net...to support this important research which will help to improve our understanding of the response of colon cancer to current drug therapies," she said. ...

$10 million donation could revolutionize cancer treatment  -  23 Nov 2009
Bakersfield NowOther targets they're working on include breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer -- some of the more common cancers out there. ...

Wendy Lynn Chant: She fought illness to teach fitness  -  23 Nov 2009
Orlando SentinelChant, 44, succumbed to colon cancer on Thursday . Her last lesson to her family, friends and clients wasn't that you diet and exercise so that you can live ...

Poniard Finds Cash to Keep Lights On: BioBuzz  -  23 Nov 2009
TheStreet.com...study of small cell lung cancer patients. The company will try to partner the drug in colon cancer. Poniard shares were down 7% to $2.35 in recent trading.

AIDS Gets the Finger  -  23 Nov 2009
AdrantsNonsense or can we expect to see an army of high-heeled hookers stomping holes in a colon cancer character or needle-wielding clowns poking holes in women's ...

Scrubbing In: Drug working wonders on cancer and clouded vision  -  23 Nov 2009
Philadelphia InquirerAnti-VEGF therapy has made inroads against colon cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and now, say new studies ...

Purple Sweet Potatoes Promising for Promoting Health  -  23 Nov 2009
Kansas City infoZine...that two anthocyanin derivatives she found in Carey's purple potatoes -- cyanidin and peonidin –actually do inhibit human colon cancer cells' growth. ...

The Next Wave: Wellness Food Trends for 2010  -  23 Nov 2009
Food ProcessingA study found that animals (which were exposed to a colon-cancer-causing agent) given whole almonds had fewer signs of colon cancer than animals given ...

Poniard rebounds on picoplatin colon cancer data  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
The Associated PressSOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — A day after Poniard Pharmaceuticals Inc. said its drug candidate picoplatin failed to improve survival for patients with lung cancer, ...

Mammograms, Pap Smears, and the PSA: How Other Screening Tests Measure Up  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
NewsweekIn some cases, testing for colon cancer can be delayed until age 55, Epperly says. He goes on to warn that testing should not be delayed in instances where ...

Just how important is a mammogram?  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Examiner.comOn the other hand, screening for colon cancer and annual Pap tests for women, have shown positive results and early diagnosis seems to be key in treating in ...

Scientific Study Whiplash: Now We Do Too Much Preventive Medical Screening  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
First ThingsFor years we have been nagged into getting screened for colon cancer, screened for breast cancer, screened for prostate cancer, screened, screened, ...

Early Morning Colon Cancer Tests Work Best  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
WebMD6, 2009 -- Colon cancer screening exams may be more effective if done very early in the day rather than later, yielding more polyps per patient, ...

Scientist wins $1.3M grant on tumors  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.comMacKeigan said 92 percent of colon cancer patients do not live more than five years. If tumors resist chemotherapy, the cancer is more likely to spread, ...

The You Docs: Why your colon doesn't like dessert  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Houston ChronicleA diet rife with sucrose — the sugars in candies and sweets — increases colon cancer rates. So do other foods with a high glycemic index, meaning they rush ...

A Fact of Life  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
WashMo.comColon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer of the last several inches of the ...

Targeting 'Normal' Cells in Tumors Slows Growth, Researchers Show  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)..."Our data clearly demonstrate that FAP indeed promotes the growth of colon cancer as well as lung cancer in animal models, and provide insight into how FAP ...

Concertgoers Hope To 'Funk Out Cancer'  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
WISCKate Gates Falaschi lost a nearly three year battle to colon cancer in May. She was 32. "She had asked her friends, if she ended up losing her battle to ...

"Funk Out Cancer" benefit honors Madison woman's memory  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
WKOW-TV.comA special fundraiser in Madison Friday is a husband's tribute to his late wife, who passed away at age 32 following a brave battle with colon cancer. ...

Proposals promote cancer detection  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
The TennesseanNeither was Kentucky, but last year, its legislature passed a law that mandated insurance companies to cover colon cancer screenings. ...

Many Colon- and Esophageal-Cancer Patients Won't Travel Far for Care  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
EndoNurse...“The results revealed that a shift from low-volume to high-volume centers occurred to varying degrees for esophageal, pancreatic, and colon cancer ...

Rosetta Genomics to Present at Scientific Conference; Provides Update on Colon ...  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
ReutersDr. Chajut will provide an update on the Company`s efforts to develop a serum-based colon cancer screening. This update includes a discussion of the program ...

Medical pros discuss cancer at symposium  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Fort Morgan TimesDr. Jeff Cook, family physician at Salud, noted that 55000 Americans die every year from colon cancer. It is the third most common cause of death in women ...

Cancer programs save lives, money  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Albany Times UnionThe New York State Cancer Services Program provides life-saving breast, cervical and colon cancer screening to the uninsured in every county. ...

Paradoxical Protein Might Prevent Cancer  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)By focusing on the differences, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have found a new way of tackling colon cancer. The study is presented in the journal ...

Tests for colon cancer in colitis patients may lead to excessive treatment  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
U-M Health System NewsScreening for colon cancer in patients with chronic colitis has never been more sensitive. But advanced screening methods, which can pick out pre-cancer ...

More Doubts Raised About Cancer Screenings  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
TIMEAnd in a final blow to the public's cancer-screening confidence, yet another headline-making study revealed a weak link in preventing colon cancer. ...

Coping with Cancer-Part 1  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
WTVY..."I do have colon cancer history, my mothers father and two of her brothers had colon cancer and my brother who died a year ago his began in his colon. ...

Compound Found in Coffee May Help with Preventing Colon Cancer  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
BETTER Health ResearchAccording to a study in the Journal of Nutrition, coffee may be a way to decrease colon cancer development. Researchers have found that a compound known as ...

County Commissioner seeking cancer treatment  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Sand Mountain ReporterWhile doctors were treating him for the sarcoma tumor they also found another type of colon cancer that had metastasized in his liver. ...

Cassidy: Silicon Valley inventor seeks next big thing in cancer fight  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
San Jose Mercury NewsLike when his sister was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1998. How could anyone understand how that works? Goldman, who is used to finding answers, ...

Coffee Compound May Have Breast and Colon Cancer Link  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
eMaxHealthThe other side of the coffee compound is its possible use against colon cancer. The study's authors are interested in exploring whether this phytoestrogen ...

Getting screened for cancer saves lives  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
The TennesseanYour article correctly notes but did not emphasize that persons with a family history of colon cancer should be screened well in advance of the standard age ...

Colon Cancer Prevention Vaccine  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
WSOCtv.comColorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in American men and women. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates 146970 new cases will be ...

Battling cancer with devastating humor  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Salt Lake TribuneColon cancer runs in the family, so a colonoscopy was recommended. In the two months since her last checkup, Hill had developed more than 70 polyps, ...

Gastrocor®Introduces New FISH Test for Colorectal Cancer Detection  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Reuters...is the first tissue-based fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) test for the detection of chromosomal anomalies associated with colon cancer. ...

Colonscopy on Camera: KSAX Meteorologist Mark Anthony Volunteers  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
KSAXTo raise awareness about colon cancer and other diseases, KSAX Meteorologist Mark Anthony agreed to take you along during his own colonoscopy. ...

A Pill a Day to Keep Cancer Away?  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
New York TimesFiber reduces the incidence of colon cancer. No, doesn't work. Vitamin E protects against prostate cancer. Whoa, not so fast. If the “experts? were wrong ...

Blood donation test for iron count led to cancer detection  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Fremont TribuneColon cancer is a mean and sneaky disease. It can grow undetected for a long time. “Upon receiving the results of the tests, my physician recommended that I ...

Giving thanks: Family and their support  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Duluth News Tribune (registration)On top of that, he was diagnosed with Stage 2 colon cancer in July (which has hopefully been removed and we are in recovery! Hooray!). ...

Human colon cancer profiles show differential microRNA expression depending on ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Colon cancer arises from the accumulation of multiple genetic and epigenetic alterations to normal colonic tissue. microRNAs (miRNAs) are small, ...

WVU's Mountaineer Maniacs Host 'Coaches Versus Cancer' Benefit Dinner  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
WBOY-TVHead Basketball Coach Bob Huggins raise money for the American Cancer Society, an organization close to Huggins after his mother died from colon cancer. ...

Genomic Health Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business ...  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
ReutersIn addition to the widely adopted Oncotype DX breast cancer test, Genomic Health is preparing to launch its Oncotype DX colon cancer test in early 2010. ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Has Leukemia!  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
TestCountry.comJust this year, the world lost two icons to the big C — Farrah Fawcett to colon cancer and Patrick Swayze to pancreatic cancer. ...



Background information on Colon Cancer [When available]

Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among cancers in the Western world. Many colorectal cancers are thought to arise from adenomatous polyps in the colon. These mushroom-like growths are usually benign, but some may develop into cancer over time. Diagnosis is by colonoscopy. Therapy is usually through surgery, with many cases also requiring chemotherapy.

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