Items Tagged ‘News Tips and Features’


OMNI Health Media is a leading online provider of Daily Health News. OMNI’s News Tips And Features 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.
New Study Suggests Most Cancers are Unavoidable Irrespective of Life Style

July 19th, 2017

New Study Suggests Most Cancers are Unavoidable Irrespective of Life Style

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, according to a study published by doctors from John Hopkins.  The research, published in the journal Science, indicates that the majority of cancer-causing mutations are due to DNA copying errors. The recent discovery challenges the widespread belief that cancer mutations are generally inherited or triggered […]

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Tags: genetic risk of cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Precision Cancer Medicine


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


Clinical Data on Immunotherapy AM0010 in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Promising

July 11th, 2017

Clinical Data on Immunotherapy AM0010 in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Promising

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

ARMO BioSciences, Inc., a late-stage immuno-oncology company, announced clinical data on its lead investigational immuno-oncology drug AM0010 (pegilodecakin, PEGylated Interleukin-10) at the ESMO 19th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, taking place June 28 through July 1, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. AM0010 is being evaluated in an ongoing Phase 1/1b clinical trial that has enrolled 352 advanced cancer patients and in a […]

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Tags: AM0010, immunotherapy, Interleukin-10, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Pancreatic Cancer, pegilodecakin


FDA Approves Vectibix® Precision Colon Cancer Medicine For Use In Advanced Colorectal Cancer

July 10th, 2017

FDA Approves Vectibix® Precision Colon Cancer Medicine For Use In Advanced Colorectal Cancer

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vectibix® (panitumumab), a precision cancer medicine for the initial treatment of patients with wild-type RAS metastatic colorectal cancer.  Vectibix may be used as first-line therapy in combination with FOLFOX or as single agent therapy following disease progression after prior treatment with oxaliplatin, and irinotecan-containing chemotherapy.1 About […]

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Tags: colorectal cancer, EFGR, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, panitumumab, Precision Cancer Medicine, vectibix


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


Gerd- Raising Awareness About an Unknown Killer

June 27th, 2017

Gerd- Raising Awareness About an Unknown Killer

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

By Sharon Reynolds ECAN spreads the word about the link between acid reflux and esophageal cancer. John Mordecai, better known to his many friends as Monte, was “a healthy guy,” remembers his wife, Mindy. He was a runner. He didn’t eat sugar and kept to a low-fat diet. But for many years, he experienced unexplained […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, GERD, 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 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


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