Tag Archives: colon cancer

Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk

A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood. Obesity was also associated with an elevated risk of developing rectal cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings come at a time of growing concern about the ...

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DOCTORS URGE PATIENTS TO EMBRACE LIFESAVING COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING

ASGE’s theme for National Colorectal Cancer Month The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is partnering with kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®) again this year to ask people age 50 and older to embrace colorectal cancer (CRC) screening as part of their wellness plan. ASGE represents the doctors who specialize in endoscopy and colon cancer screening. The 2017 partnership is a part ...

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Dallas Researchers Identify How Common Gut Bacteria May Cause Colon Cancer

Study examines how microbes can influence microRNA to trigger tumor growth Gut microbes can influence the growth of colon cancer, though little is known about how they trigger the disease. A new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas identified a key interaction between Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacteria commonly linked to gum disease, and a specific ...

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Findings Suggest Overuse of Chemotherapy Among Younger Patients with Colon Cancer

oung and middle-aged patients with colon cancer are nearly two to eight times more likely to receive postoperative chemotherapy than older patients, yet there seems to be no added survival benefits for these patients, according to a study published today in JAMA Surgery by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Colorectal cancer is the third ...

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VA and Regenstrief researchers working to identify risk factors for colon cancer under 50

While the incidence of colon cancer has been declining in individuals 50 years old and older in the United States, it is steadily rising in those under age 50. With funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D., a VA and Regenstrief Institute clinician-researcher, is developing and validating a model to predict risk for colon cancer ...

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