Colorectal Cancer

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News: Colorectal Cancer

C3 Organizes Colorectal-Cancer 'Call-on' Congress  -  23 Nov 2009
EndoNurseThe Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C3) is organizing volunteers across the country to participate in its fourth annual training program and colorectal cancer ...

Decatur woman awarded $34.3 million; hormone therapy drugs linked to cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
Chicago Tribune..."They said it was going to be good for Alzheimer's, good for your teeth, good for your heart, colorectal cancer," she said. She said other friends of hers ...

Kingston University receives £99000 for cancer research  -  23 Nov 2009
News-Medical.netExperts from Kingston's Faculty of Science will work with specialists at Royal Surrey County Hospital to examine tumour specimens from colorectal cancer ...

Sirtex Announces Creation of Centers of Excellence Program and Inaugural Honorees  -  23 Nov 2009
Earthtimes (press release)At least 60 percent of the nearly 150000 Americans diagnosed with colorectal cancer every year will see their cancer spread to the liver. ...

Poniard Announces $7.4 Million Financing  -  23 Nov 2009
PR Newswire (press release)The Company is also conducting separate Phase 2 trials evaluating picoplatin as a first-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer and ...

Another cancer drug too dear for Britain: Bowel cancer victims denied life ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Daily Mail...'The clinical efficacy of bevacizumab and its benefit to patients with metastatic colorectal cancer is well proven,' he said. ...

How yoga helps cancer patients  -  23 Nov 2009
Mesothelioma News...yoga for cancer patients has focused on breast cancer, but more recent studies have begun involving patients with lung cancer and colorectal cancer. ...

Scrubbing In: Drug working wonders on cancer and clouded vision  -  23 Nov 2009
Philadelphia InquirerThe FDA approved the first anti-VEGF blockbuster, Genentech's Avastin, to treat colorectal cancer after trials showed that it extended patients' lives. ...

How the Senate health-care bill affects Florida - See the report from US ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Palm Beach Post36 percent of Florida residents have not had a colorectal cancer screening, and 18 percent of women over 50 have not had a mammogram in the past two years. ...

Light Sciences Oncology Elects Akbar Seddigh, Chairman of Elekta AB to Its ...  -  23 Nov 2009
PR Newswire (press release)3 trial of Aptocine in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and is currently enrolling patients in a Phase 3 trial for metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC). ...

Your Health: Eliminating unnecessary medical tests  -  23 Nov 2009
Chicago Daily Herald...drug overdoses or reactions, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, acute coronary syndrome including heart attack, breast cancer and stroke. ...

Study Finds Obesity to be Major Player in Cancer Development  -  23 Nov 2009
Natural News.com (registration)Pancreatic cancer ranked third at 28%, trailed by kidney cancer at 24%, gallbladder cancer at 21%, breast cancer at 17%, and colorectal cancer at 9%. ...

UPDATE 1-Poniard shares up on positive colorectal cancer data  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
ReutersO) said its lead drug picoplatin continued to show comparable efficacy to an already approved treatment in a mid-stage colorectal cancer study, sending its ...

At what age do cancer tests offer more risk than benefit?  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
American Medical NewsColorectal cancer Colonoscopies can be particularly problematic for elderly people because the invasive procedure carries some risk and preparation can be ...

Eat and Drink Your Way to a Healthy Colon?  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
ABC NewsSpecific flavonoid intake did not seem to influence the risk for colorectal cancer when the investigators allowed for multiple factors potentially tied to ...

'Cross-Talk' Mechanism Contributes To Colorectal Cancer  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)..."Drugs could be developed to block this mechanism and prevent colorectal cancer, which affects millions of people worldwide." The research will appear in ...

CRN challenges folic acid/lung cancer link  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Drug Store News (blog)Most epidemiological studies have found inverse associations between folate (a B vitamin) intake and risk of colorectal cancer, although such associations ...

Enzo to Market GeneNews' Colorectal Cancer Blood Test in NY and NJ  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Genetic Engineering News (press release)Enzo Biochem obtained exclusive rights to market GeneNews' ColonSentry™, a blood test for colorectal cancer, in New York and New Jersey. ...

Proposals promote cancer detection  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
The TennesseanBehind lung cancer, colorectal cancer is the second-highest cancer killer in Tennessee. Breast cancer ranks third, and its death rate dropped steadily after ...

Singapore Highlights Early Colorectal Cancer Screening Still Best  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Gov MonitorThe incidence of colorectal cancer has risen steadily, in tandem with our GDP. It is now the commonest cancer in Singapore. Every year, about 1500 new cases ...

NBA's great Abdul-Jabbar has rare blood cancer  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
The Money Times..."My grandfather died from colorectal cancer, my uncle died from colorectal cancer and my father almost died from colorectal cancer," he said. ...

Concertgoers Hope To 'Funk Out Cancer'  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
WISCColorectal cancer -- the cancer that killed Kate Gates Falaschi -- is the third most common cancer found in men and women in this country, not counting skin ...

Mammograms hurt more than helped, studies find  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
San Francisco Chronicle...of women had gotten at least one false positive result during three years of routine screenings for ovarian, prostate, lung and colorectal cancer. ...

Early Morning Colon Cancer Tests Work Best  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
WebMDPolyp removal has been associated with a 60% to 90% reduction in colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. ...

Amgen Announces Overall Survival Results for Vectibix(R) in First-Line ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReutersStudy Design Patients enrolled in the "203" or PRIME trial (Panitumumab Randomized trial in combination with chemotherapy for Metastatic colorectal cancer ...

ANALYSIS-Cancer trial results could make Poniard M&A target  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
ForbesPicoplatin, a platinum-based chemotherapy agent, is also in trials to treat metastatic colorectal cancer and hormone-refractory prostate cancer. ...

Research links over 100000 cancer cases yearly to obesity  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Examiner.comCancers fueled by obesity include endometrial, esophageal, pancreatic, kidney, gallbladder, breast and colorectal cancer. According to the report from the ...

Enzo Biochem signs agreement with GeneNews for colorectal cancer test  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)The test offers a novel, non-invasive option for determining an individual's current risk for colorectal cancer and helps prioritize patients at greater ...

Male Cancer Screenings  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
NorthJersey.comIt will include examinations for prostate, testicular, and colorectal cancer. Early detection is the key to reducing cancer mortality. ...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals to Present Updated Clinical Data from Phase 2 Trial of ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)In addition to the Phase 1 cardiac safety assessment and the Phase 2 trial in patients with colorectal cancer, Poniard is evaluating intravenous picoplatin ...

Workshop slated on colorectal cancer  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Agoura Hills AcornThe Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will host a free workshop, “Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer,? from 8:30 to 11 am Sat., Dec. ...

Guest Director's Update: Modeling for Research Success  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
National Cancer Institute - NCI Cancer Bulletin...gained with different screening approaches for colorectal cancer—much like what was done for the updated mammography recommendations issued yesterday. ...

Gastrocor®Introduces New FISH Test for Colorectal Cancer Detection  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
ReutersRICHMOND, Va.--(Business Wire)-- GastroFISH is the first tissue-based fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) test for the detection of chromosomal ...

'Cross-Talk' Mechanism Contributes To Colorectal Cancer  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
RedOrbit..."Drugs could be developed to block this mechanism and prevent colorectal cancer, which affects millions of people worldwide." The research will appear in ...

Study: Colorectal cancer testing may become more affordable  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Private MDAccording to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer will kill an estimated 49920 people in the US each year. However, early detection and advanced ...

Merck KGaA cut to hold from buy at Citi  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
MarketWatchThat's somewhat balanced by Erbitux, which still has a strong profile for treating colorectal cancer. Citi cut its price target from 75 euros to 70 euros.

Folic Acid May Be Beneficial in Patients with Recurrent Colorectal Adenoma Who ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Cancer ConsultantsRetrospective and randomized trials have shown that colorectal cancer is increased in persons with the lowest dietary intake of folic acid compared with ...

Investigation into the controversial association of Streptococcus gallolyticus ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Methods: ELISA was used to measure IgG antibodies of S. gallolyticus and B. fragilis in sera of 50 colorectal cancer, 14 colorectal adenoma patients, ...

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura Presents "Frankly Speaking About ...  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
PR-USA.net (press release)The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will host a free workshop for people affected by cancer entitled: Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer with ...

New Polyp Detection Method Could Be Cost-Saver  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionColorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of death from cancer, outranked only by lung cancer. It will kill an estimated 49920 people in the United ...

Exact Sciences to Present at Lazard Healthcare Conference  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
WELT ONLINEExact Sciences Corp. is a molecular diagnostics company focused on colorectal cancer. The company has exclusive intellectual property protecting its ...

Program helps cancer patients  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Times and TranscriptThe goal right now is to see what the response is, if the packages help people just diagnosed with colorectal cancer understand what is happening, ...

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 ...

African-Americans with colorectal cancer have poorer outcomes, lower survival ...  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
EurekAlert (press release)..."Colorectal cancer is the only gastrointestinal cancer that is routinely screened for and can be effectively treated, yet African-Americans still have a ...

Women2Day - Health: The spice of life  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Flintshire ChronicleResearch has also linked garlic to a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, says Lisa Miles, senior nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation. ...

Better health, take charge: Protect GI system to help avoid colorectal cancer  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
Memphis Commercial AppealColorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is one of the most common GI cancers. It can affect anyone. People over 65 are far more likely to have ...

$22 Million for Colorectal Cancer Screening Program  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
American Journal of Hemotology and OncologyThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the award of $22 million to provide colorectal cancer screening for individuals aged 50-64 ...

Cancer Consortium reports North Iowa overview  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Mason City Globe GazetteThe incidence of colorectal cancer, on the other hand, is in the lower one-third statewide, said Tina Devery, executive director of the Iowa Cancer ...

Polymorphisms in the xenobiotic transporter Multidrug Resistance 1 (MDR1) gene ...  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)The aim of this study was to investigate if polymorphisms in these genes were associated with risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), and to investigate possible ...

Conflicting health reports sow consumer distrust  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Boston GlobeAnd, for good measure, “Our data does not support the existence of an important protective effect of dietary fiber against colorectal cancer or adenoma. ...



Background information on Colorectal 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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