Test of Vaccine Against Colon Cancer Underway

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are testing a vaccine to recognize a protein in colon polyps and trigger the immune system to destroy them. MUC1 is a protein found in precancerous colorectal polyps and in colon cancer. The experimental vaccine causes the body’s immune…

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Two Colonoscopies Better at Predicting Future Polyp Risk

Results from two colonoscopies three years apart gave better information about whether a high-risk polyp would be found on a third exam than results from the second test alone. Even if a second colonoscopy, done three years after the first, showed no adenomas at all,…

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Colorectal Cancer Rates Increasing Worldwide

As nations develop economically and adopt more Western diet and lifestyle, colorectal cancer increases.  In fact, the United States is the only nation in the world where colorectal cancer incidence rates are falling for both men and women. Over the past 20 years, colorectal cancer…

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Colon and Rectal Cancers Increasing in Young People

Although the numbers of new colon and rectal cancers have been steadily declining in people over 50, the rate of newly diagnosed cancer is increasing in young adults from 20 to 49  in the United States. The increase is primarily driven by rectal cancer in…

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Black Raspberries Reduce Colorectal Inflammation and Polyps

Several studies presented during the 2008 Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research found black raspberries had a positive impact on colorectal cancer development. Freeze-dried berries reduced the inflammation that contributes to colorectal cancer in both humans and…

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Vitamin D Reduces Risk for Colon Polyps

*** Update in Oct. 2015*** Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Dennis Ahnen explains that vitamin D and calcium may NOT prevent colorectal cancer polyps like previously shown in other lab studies in a study published Oct. 2015. “In addition to knowing what works, it’s important…

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No Connections Between Acrylamide and GI Cancers

Acrylamide is produced when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures.  Foods like french fries, potato chips, cakes, and even coffee contain high levels of acrylamide.  It has been classified as a “probable” carcinogen based on animal studies where cancer resulted from very high doses. …

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Make a Video to Encourage Screening

Do you have a secret yen to be a moviemaker?  Star in your own video?  Help people learn that screening saves lives? End Colon Cancer Now. Org at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is looking for a short creative videos to spread the colorectal cancer…

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President's Cancer Panel Recommends National Priority for Cancer

In a new report Maximizing Our Nation’s Investment in Cancer:Three Crucial Actions for America’s Health the President’s Cancer Panel makes three recommendations to the President that they feel are critical to the battle against cancer in the United States. Make reducing the cancer burden a…

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C3 Advocate Brings Laughter to CRC Prevention

Standup comic Brenda Elsagher was once voted the funniest woman in the Twin Cities.  Calling her doctor the “rear admiral”, she’s featured in a TV report on colorectal cancer on WCCO, Minneapolis talking about the importance of colonoscopies and colorectal cancer prevention. Brenda is a…

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