Colon Cancer


Know Your Treatment Options: Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases (March 13, 2017)

Nearly 136,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal (CRC) cancer this year,1 and more than 50% will have their cancer spread to their liver.2  Many individuals with CRC involving the... Continue Reading

Genetic Factors and Colorectal Cancer: Know Your Risk (March 10, 2017)

Colorectal cancer is one of several cancers with known genetic risk factors. Because these known factors can be identified through genetic testing, it’s important to understand your risks and to discuss... Continue Reading

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Does Exercise Matter? (March 8, 2017)

Patients with colorectal cancer may be able to lower the risk of the disease worsening and improve their chances of survival with moderate daily exercise, according to new research by investigators at... Continue Reading

Diagnosed with Colon Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (March 6, 2017)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Medical oncologists are the primary doctors involved with colon cancer and work in collaboration with surgeons and gastroenterologists. Pick a medical oncologist carefully,... Continue Reading

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Information, Support, Hope (March 3, 2017)

As the month of March brings colorectal cancer (CRC) into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease and highlight recent early detection and treatment advances. The CancerConnect... Continue Reading

Innovative Colorectal Cancer Screening Methods for Remote Areas (March 3, 2017)

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, despite the fact that more than half of these deaths are avoidable with regular screenings. In fact, with screening,... Continue Reading

Cancers Caught During Screening Colonoscopy are More Survivable (March 2, 2017)

Patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the test. The study, “Survival... Continue Reading

Pass It On: It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 1, 2017)

The colon and rectum are parts of the digestive system, and make up the large intestine. Most of the large intestine is made up of the colon, a muscular tube about five feet long, with the rectum making... Continue Reading

Many Early Onset Colon Cancers are Caused by Genetic Mutations Passed Through Families (January 12, 2017)

One in every six colorectal cancer patients (16 percent) diagnosed under age 50 has at least one inherited genetic mutation that increases his or her cancer risk and many of these mutations could go undetected... Continue Reading

NCCN Guidelines® Recommend SIR-Spheres® Y-90 Resin Microspheres for the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (December 21, 2016)

SIR-Spheres® Y-90 microspheres have just been added as a new treatment option in the latest National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for colon cancer... Continue Reading

UCLA Identifies Potential Cancer Treatment with Fewer Side Effects Than Chemotherapy (December 12, 2016)

By Stuart Wolpert, UCLA Asynthetic version of a rare toxin produced by a sea creature appears to hold promise for treating many different types of cancer while minimizing the harmful side effects of widely... Continue Reading

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: More Common than Previously Thought (November 8, 2016)

A recent report reveals that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), effect an estimated 3.1 million (1.3%) U.S. adults.  This is an increase... Continue Reading

Addition of Eloxatin® Following Surgery Delays Cancer Progression in Certain Colorectal Cancers (July 28, 2016)

The addition of the chemotherapy combination consisting of Eloxatin (oxalipatin) plus 5-fluorouracil (5 FU) following surgery reduces the risk of cancer progression among patients with deficient mismatch... Continue Reading

Stent Placement Reduces Need for Stoma in Some Colorectal Cancers (June 27, 2016)

The placement of a stent as initial emergency treatment for colon obstruction reduces the need for a stoma without adversely affecting outcomes for patients with potentially curable colorectal cancer.... Continue Reading

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert Q&A Now Available (June 2, 2016)

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez* CancerConnect recently collaborated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity to... Continue Reading

New Treatment May Reduce Precancerous Polyps in Both Large and Small Intestine in Hereditary Cancer Patients (May 26, 2016)

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), has reported a new prevention treatment for individuals at high risk of developing colon cancer due to the APC (adenomatous... Continue Reading

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert: Q&A Now Available! (May 26, 2016)

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez Lynch Syndrome: Get the Facts about this Hereditary Cancer Syndrome Kimberly Perez, MD CancerConnect announces the... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing... Continue Reading

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