Colon Cancer in the News

Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

04/22/2015 - Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

04/20/2015 - But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease

Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

04/02/2015 - Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

04/01/2015 - Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays

Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

03/30/2015 - Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

03/26/2015 - Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some

03/17/2015 - Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study

03/12/2015 - Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018

Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

03/09/2015 - Benefits greatest for fish eaters, researchers say

Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival

02/24/2015 - Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

02/19/2015 - Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input

02/12/2015 - But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds

Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer

02/06/2015 - After 7 years of follow-up, researchers found smokers' odds of dying twice as high

Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

01/30/2015 - Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds

01/14/2015 - Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says

Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients

01/13/2015 - Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds

01/12/2015 - But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels

Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

01/07/2015 - Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years

12/31/2014 - American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

12/19/2014 - Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

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