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COLON CANCER NEWS TIPS & FEATURES

Living with a Colostomy

November 3rd, 2017

Living with a Colostomy

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Approximately 10-15% of patients with colorectal cancer require a colostomy. Colostomy refers to a surgical procedure where a portion of […]

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


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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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