Have a Cancer-Safe Summer

A number of studies have found that red meat and processed meats — the hamburgers, steaks, and hotdogs of summer backyard barbeques — increase risk for colon and rectal cancer.  Grilling those meats at high temperatures makes the risk even higher. Eating more fruits and vegetables can reduce the chances of getting cancer, and grilling them…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: April 24

C3 Advocate Verna Cox was featured in the Philadelphia Daily News yesterday, and there’s a link to her story as well as links to the winning entries in the Get Screened Video Contest. This week, we also report research showing that the elderly benefit from irinotecan chemotherapy treatments, a potential vaccine for travelers diarrhea, and no…  Read More

What's the Risk of Cancer after Polyps are Removed?

Five years after a colonoscopy found and removed polyps, one in ten patients will have a new advanced polyp and six in every thousand will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Pooling studies that followed up nearly 10,000 men and women who had a polyp removed during a colonoscopy (polypectomy), researchers found 1,082 with a later advanced…  Read More

No Benefit for Multivitamins in Preventing Women's Colorectal Cancer

Regular use of multivitamins didn’t reduce risk for colorectal and other cancers in a diverse group of 162,000 women from sites across the United States.  After eight years of follow-up, there was no significant difference in cancer, heart disease, or death between multivitamin users and those who didn’t take the supplements.

Online Tool Predicts Individual Colorectal Cancer Risk

Average risk men and women and their doctors can estimate the probability of that individual developing colon or rectal cancer by using an interactive tool available online.  Developed by National Cancer Institute, the model is based on population research and cancer incidence information. In developing the prediction tool, researchers matched 1,600 men and women with colon…  Read More