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OMNI Health Media is a leading online provider of Daily Health News. OMNI’s Colon Cancer News provides summaries of developments in the prevention, screening, and management of Gastrointestinal Health Conditions as they are discovered and reported by physicians and scientists around the world. Our mission is to provide this news, including results of recent clinical trials evaluating new therapies and supportive care strategies in order to better educate patients and their caregivers, ensuring timely access to the best care available.

October 16th, 2017

Targeting both BRAF and EGFR doubles progression-free survival in metastatic colorectal cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

Recent successes in genetically targeted precision cancer medicines are improving outcomes in a number of cancers.  Ensuring patients undergo genomic sequencing to determine if they have treatable targets is increasingly important to ensure patients receive the most appropriate personalized care. Precision cancer medicine utilizes molecular diagnostic testing, including DNA sequencing, to identify cancer-driving abnormalities in […]

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Tags: BRAF, Colon Cancer, erbitux, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Precision Cancer Medicine, Rectal Cancer, V600E, vemurafenib, Zelboraf


NSAIDs Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer

September 18th, 2017

NSAIDs Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are medicines that are used for the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal illnesses including spinal disorders, osteoarthritis and inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. NSAIDs effectively relieve pain, inflammation, and fever.  A number of treatment guidelines for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic low back pain recommend the use of NSAIDs […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Rectal Cancer


Personalized Precision Medicine Treatment of Colon Cancer: What Every Patient Should Know

July 17th, 2017

Personalized Precision Medicine Treatment of Colon Cancer: What Every Patient Should Know

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

The purpose of precision cancer medicine is not to categorize or classify cancers solely by site of origin, but to define the genomic alterations in the cancer’s DNA that are driving that specific cancer.  Precision cancer medicine utilizes molecular diagnostic testing, including DNA sequencing, to identify cancer-driving abnormalities in a cancer’s genome. Once a genetic abnormality […]

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Tags: Biomarkers, BRAF, Carcinoembryonic Antigen, CEA, cetuximab, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, EGFR, epidermal growth factor receptor, Genetic Mutations, kras, Microsatellite Instability High


SUNSHINE: Vitamin D Slows Colon Cancer Progression

July 6th, 2017

SUNSHINE: Vitamin D Slows Colon Cancer Progression

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

The first-ever completed comparative clinical trial of the use of vitamin D as a colorectal cancer therapy has shown that disease progression is slowed with high-dose supplements according to lead author Kimmie Ng, MD, of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, who presented the study results at the American Society of Clinical Oncology […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, vitamin D


Test Could Improve Treatment for Early Stage Colon Cancer

June 28th, 2017

Test Could Improve Treatment for Early Stage Colon Cancer

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

According to a new study in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, a simple widely available blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it.1 Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause […]

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Tags: chemotherpay, Colon Cancer, high risk, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, stage 2


Shorter Duration Chemotherapy Possible for Early Stage Colon Cancer

June 26th, 2017

Shorter Duration Chemotherapy Possible for Early Stage Colon Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

Many colon cancer patients can cut their chemotherapy regimen in half, improving their quality of life and reducing their chances of having debilitating side effects, according to the results of a major study released at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting. The goal of the study was to determine whether a three-month course of […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Colon Cancer, colon cnacer, early stage III, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other


Shorter Duration Chemotherapy Possible for Early Stage Colon Cancer

June 26th, 2017

Shorter Duration Chemotherapy Possible for Early Stage Colon Cancer

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Many colon cancer patients can cut their chemotherapy regimen in half, improving their quality of life and reducing their chances of having debilitating side effects, according to the results of a major study released at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting. The goal of the study was to determine whether a three-month course of […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Colon Cancer, early stage III


Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk

May 9th, 2017

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Better screening and modern IBD treatments are improving the odds. By Sharon Reynolds A woman newly diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will likely go home and immediately type those words into a search engine. Along with information on its causes and treatment, she may encounter what seems like a frightening fact: that the disease […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, irritable bowel disease, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Rectal Cancer


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