Colonoscopy Prevents Cancers in Left Side of Colon

While colonoscopy is effective in preventing cancers and advanced polyps in the lower part of the colon and rectum, it is less successful in stopping them in the right side or upper colon. Looking back at almost 3,300 colonoscopies performed in community gastroenterology practices in Germany, researchers found a substantial reduction in large polyps or cancers…  Read More

Prevent Cancer Foundation Celebrates 25 Years

C3 congratulates the Prevent Cancer Foundation on their 25th anniversary this month. We are proud of the work they do, especially in encouraging screening to prevent colorectal cancer.  This March they will sponsor the 12th Dialogue for Action Prevention Hits the Headlines. Prevent Cancer also sponsors the Super Colon Tour, an educational program accompanied by a…  Read More

124,000 New Cancers In Europe Due to Obesity

ECCO/ESMO UPDATE — BERLIN 2009 Being overweight was a key reason for at least 124,000 new cancers in European countries in 2008, including nearly 24,000 from colorectal cancer. 3.2 percent of new cancer diagnoses in men and 8.8 percent of women’s cancers could be attributed to excessive body mass index (BMI).  This was a dramatic increase…  Read More

Aspirin Prevents Lynch Syndrome Cancers

ECCO/ESMO UPDATE — BERLIN 2009 Although initial reports found no reduction in polyps or cancer in people with Lynch syndrome who took aspirin and/or resistant starch supplements, longer follow-up tells a difference story. About five years after trial participants began taking aspirin or a placebo, differences began to emerge. Even though patients in the trial only…  Read More

CDC Expands Screening for Uninsured

The Centers for Disease Control has awarded $22 million to 26 states and tribal organizations to provide colorectal cancer screening to the uninsured and underinsured from age 50 to 64. Through the Colorectal Cancer Control Program, five-year grants ranging from $358,283 to $1.1 million will support support screening and diagnostic follow–up care, data collection, outreach and…  Read More