Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer

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

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

More Effective Surgery for Colon Cancer with Laparoscopic versus Open Colectomy (April 22, 2015)

Less invasive surgery for colon cancer with laparoscopic colectomy improves outcomes. These findings were reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Historically, surgical treatment for... Continue Reading

Treatment Outcomes in Stage III Colon Cancer Appear Better in Aspirin, COX-2 Inhibitor Users (March 23, 2015)

CancerConnect News:   According to the results of a study recently reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, patients with stage III colon cancer who take aspirin or other agents that... Continue Reading

Preoperative Arterial Chemotherapy Appears Superior to Post-operative Chemotherapy in the Management of Early Stage Colorectal Cancer (March 18, 2015)

CancerConnect News: Doctors from China have reported at the annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology in San Francisco that giving preoperative chemotherapy... Continue Reading

Advances in Genomic Testing-What you Need to Know (September 29, 2014)

Q: What is genomic testing? A: Genomic testing looks at a group of genes and their varying levels of expression. This gene expression or activity can characterize how genes interact with one another and... Continue Reading

Oncotype DX Colon Cancer Test May Reduce Medical Costs Associated with Stage II Disease While Increasing Patient Well-being (September 22, 2014)

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced that PharmacoEconomics published positive results from a health economic analysis suggesting... Continue Reading

Doctors find that Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs may Improve Survival From Colon Cancer (August 26, 2014)

According to a new U.K. study, statins, which are widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, appear to improve colon cancer survival.  The study found that overall, colon cancer patients who took statins... Continue Reading

Exercise & Diet Rich in Fish May Help Prevent Colon Cancer’s Return (August 20, 2014)

A new study suggests that regular exercise and a diet that includes fish may help colon cancer patients improve their odds of avoiding a cancer recurrence. (1) The likelihood that patients will suffer... Continue Reading

New Online Support Group for People Affected by Gastrointestinal Conditions: IBS, Crohn’s, UC, GERD, Cancer and More (August 14, 2014)

Are you suffering from a gastrointestinal (GI) tract condition? You are not alone! TheGIConnection is now available for patients, caregivers, and health consumers as an up to date online information resource... Continue Reading

Study Shows Polypectomy as Effective as Partial Colon Resection (July 2, 2014)

A team from Stony Brook University reported that patients requiring removal of colon polyps could be effectively treated with laparoscopic-assisted polypectomy (LACP) and that the procedure required fewer... Continue Reading

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 2, 2014)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of colorectal cancer programs for national colorectal cancer awareness month. As the month of March brings colorectal... Continue Reading

Genomic Health Announces Results of Oncotype DX(R) Colon Cancer Studies Presented at 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancer (ASCO GI) Symposium (February 7, 2014)

New data show real-life impact of Oncotype DX on treatment decisions, underscore clinical validity and utility of the test REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Genomic Health, Inc.... Continue Reading

Oncotype Validated in Stage II and III Colon Cancer (January 3, 2014)

The Oncotype DX® Recurrence Score® (RS) results predict recurrence risk in stage II and III colon cancer and may better inform adjuvant therapy decisions in this population, according to the results... Continue Reading

Oncotype DX Changes Treatment Recommendations in Stage II Colon Cancer (December 26, 2013)

Use of the Oncotype DX® colon cancer test changed treatment recommendations in 29 percent of stage II colon cancer patients, according to the results of a study published in Current Medical Research and... Continue Reading

Genomic Testing May Reduce Medical Costs for Colon Cancer (June 13, 2013)

Use of the Oncotype DX® colon cancer test to guide treatment decisions may reduce medical costs and improve patient well-being. These results were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American... Continue Reading

Second Large Study Confirms Oncotype DX Can Predict Recurrence in Stage 2 Colon Cancer (April 22, 2013)

Results from the large CALGB 9581 clinical validation study of the Oncotype DX® colon cancer test confirm that Recurrence Score® (RS) results improve the ability to differentiate high recurrence risk... Continue Reading

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