Colon Cancer Prevention Trial Seeking New Patients

Can drugs used to help lower cholesterol also keep colon cancer from returning?  Researchers at the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) are seeking patients for a one-year clinical trial to determine if cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) might help prevent the growth of precancerous (adenomatous)…

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Resolve to Prevent Colorectal Cancer in 2012

Making those New Year’s Resolutions? You can do a lot to prevent colon and rectal cancer this year . . . and in the future. Number One Resolution — Be screened for colorectal cancer if you are 50 or over, earlier if you are at…

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Screening Tumors for Lynch Syndrome is Cost-Effective

Screening all new colon and rectal cancer tumors for markers that might indicate Lynch syndrome not only saves future lives, it is cost effective according to a new study. In order for tumor screening to be cost-effective, not only should new tumors be tested, but…

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Great American Smokeout Today!

Just for today, don’t smoke! Nearly 47 million Americans risk their lives — and increase their risk for colorectal cancer — by smoking. But the good news is that 30 years ago, 1 in 3 people in the US smoked.  Today that has dropped to…

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Colorectal Cancer and Meat — What's the Connection?

Are those steaks and hot dogs bad for you? Several studies have found a connection between eating red and processed meat and colorectal cancer.  But the reason for that connection hasn’t been clear. To answer the question, researchers collected detailed information about the type of…

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