This Week's Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: March 27

This week research explores how medical problems affect complications after colon surgery, higher risks for colorectal cancer in vegetarians, decreasing levels of Vitamin D in the United States, and how malnutrition is connected to emotional distress in patients with advanced cancer. Other headlines include an FDA update on the oxycodone shortage and a story linking a…  Read More

This Week's Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: March 13

Stories this week: Research that finds an effective prep to be sure the right side of the colon is clean for colonoscopy. When doctors discuss end of issues with cancer patients, costs are reduced and quality of death improved. The NCI warns of dangers of colon hydrotherapy and cannot find any evidence that is prevents colon…  Read More

This Week’s Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: March 7

This first week of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we report on the effect of seeking health information on patients knowing about and using targeted therapies and the use of warm water to allow comfortable colonoscopies without sedation. A new website for cancer patients is available at the University of Iowa, alfalfa sprouts are behind an outbreak…  Read More

This Week’s Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: February 20

Briefly this week, there is no less risk of blood clots associated with central venous catheters with the prophylatic use of warfarin, a new drug is  tested in mice that might be useful in chemoprevention, and disparities between blacks and whites are found in post-surgical deaths in teaching hospitals. Pet owners may be persuaded to stop…  Read More

This Week’s Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: February 6

This week we report research on the dangers of drinking green tea during treatment with the cancer drug Velcade, improvements choosing patients for successful surgery to remove liver mets, and the failure of lidocaine patches to reduce persistent surgical incision pain. We also include news stories about potential FDA restrictions on Darvon, plums as a new…  Read More

This Week's Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: January 30

This week’s reports include information about mismatch repair genes in stage IV colorectal cancer, colon surgery complications for very obese patients, and the impact of computerization on hospital outcomes. In addition, there are links to the Surgeon General’s new Family Health Portrait and a report from Families USA on health care insurance costs for laid off…  Read More