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Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: July 25

Photo by Anna Knott

Photo by Anna Knott

Research shows how lemon and lavender ease stress by acting on the immune system and gene expression. In colon cancer, patients with lots of immune-system cells in their tumors have better survival, and men and younger people risk more severe Erbitux rash.

In other headlines, FDA warns about toxic chemicals in electronic cigarettes.  Save  August 29th to walk across the Big Dam in Little Rock, Arkansas with the Colon Club.

Research Reports

Other Headlines

  • The FDA has found toxic chemicals and carcinogens in so-called electronic or e-cigarettes. The devices, which carry no tobacco warnings, are battery-operated and convert nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals into a vapor that can be inhaled.  Among dangerous chemicals, the FDA identified diethylene glycol, a highly toxic ingredient in antifreeze.  Because of chocolate and mint flavors and easy availability on the Internet and in shopping malls, e-cigarettes are especially dangerous for children.
  • Save the Date: August 29, 2009 at 9 a.m. the Colon Club is sponsoring a walk across the Big Dam Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Colorectal Cancer: It’s A Big Dam Problem! will raise awareness of colorectal cancer in Arkansas.

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