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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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This Week’s Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: January 23

Brief Research Reports Positive research studies are much more likely to be published than those with negative results.  They are also published sooner.  The Cochrane Collaboration reviewed  five different analyses of potential publication bias and fund that while 73 percent of clinical trials with positive…

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This Week's Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: January 16

Brief Research Reports Maslinic acid, a compound found in high concentrations in olive skins, slows development of colon cancer cells and leads to their death.  Researchers in Spain isolated the natural triterpenoid compound from the waxy coating on olives.  They suggest that its development may…

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This Week's Colorectal Cancer News In Brief

In order to bring you more news and colorectal cancer research reports, we’ve developed short reviews of research and other news that has not been covered on the rest of the blog this week.  We’re including connecting links where you can find additional information.  Watch…

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