Can Women Wait for First Colonoscopy?

Evidence that adenomas (polyps) develop later in women than in men has experts asking whether women can wait until they are sixty to be screened for colorectal cancer. Some disagree.  They point out that while women’s risk is smaller in their fifties that possibility still…

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Annual Report 2011

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Goodbye My Friend

We passed too often in the night of this disease, Pat Steer and I. We made plans that sometimes turned out too hard to keep. One of our plans was to get together at the Creekside, to talk books and dogs, but she got sicker,…

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FDA Okays New Low Volume Colonoscopy Prep

The FDA has approved Prepopik, a powder mixture of sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and citric acid, as a colonoscopy prep. The new prep is a low volume drink that consists of two 5 ounces of water and two packets of laxative chemicals that need to…

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Where in the World is Kate Murphy?

Those of you who are regular readers of Research News may have noticed I haven’t been around for the past few weeks. I’ve been busy dealing with some serious health issues — getting scanned and scoped and pumped full of chemo. Strangely, my early stage…

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Avastin Second-Line Treatment Improves Survival Time

Continuing Avastin into second-line chemotherapy for advanced colorectal cancer when tumors begin to grow larger or new tumors appear (progression) improves both survival time and the time until further progression according to Phase III clinical trial results that will be reported this Sunday morning, June…

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Dr. Edith Mitchell Honored by ASCO

Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, FACP has been honored with the 2012 ASCO Humanitarian Award. The Award is given to an oncologist who goes beyond the call of duty to provide outstanding patient care both professionally and and as a volunteer. Dr. Mitchell is a clinical…

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Watch Out for Fake Adderall

The FDA is warning consumers about counterfeit Adderall advertised on the Internet. The fake pills are not made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, contain none of the active Adderall ingredients, and instead have ingredients that may be dangerous. Adderall is a stimulant approved by the FDA to…

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Have They Found a Better Colonoscopy Prep?

Ask almost anyone after their first colonoscopy, and they’ll tell you, “The procedure was nothing, but the prep was awful.” Now patients are reporting that combining MiraLAX®, an over-the-counter laxative, with 2 quarts of Gatorade tastes better and is easier to take than the standard…

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Regorafenib Now Available Via Expanded Access

Click Here to Get updates from Fight Colorectal Cancer The first four sites where colorectal cancer patients can get regorafenib are now open.  Bayer Healthcare expects to open additional sites in the next two or three weeks. Colorectal cancer patients whose cancer has gotten worse…

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