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News of the results of recent clinical trials evaluating cancer therapies and supportive care strategies serve to educate patients regarding new treatment strategies for cancer and facilitate discussions with their doctor. Development of new cancer treatments usually begins in patients with recurrent or metastatic cancers. Once the new treatment appears effective, it is applied to earlier stages of the disease or to patients at higher risk of treatment failure.

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Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks (March 4, 2016)

Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of... Continue Reading

Pass It On: It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 3, 2016)

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

Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents (February 11, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the treatment of life-threatening toxicities caused by the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil or capecitabine. The... Continue Reading

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 12, 2015)

OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of colorectal cancer programs for national colorectal cancer awareness month. As the month of March brings colorectal cancer into focus, it’s time to increase... 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

OMNI-Connect Gets National Recognition as Valuable Social Media Solution in Medicine (August 13, 2014)

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID – OMNI Health Media announces national recognition of its online support communities, TheGIConnection,TheRAConnection, and Cancer Connect, as valuable resources for... Continue Reading

Marriage May Have a Protective Effect for Cancer Patients (December 17, 2013)

Social support may have a significant impact on cancer detection, treatment, and survival, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study showed that married... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact,... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying... Continue Reading

Anal Cancer Rates Appear to Be On the Rise in the U.S. (May 6, 2013)

The number of people in the United States with anal cancer has tripled since the 1970s, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Anal cancer is an uncommon type... Continue Reading

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Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks (March 4, 2016)

Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of exam that a doctor uses to check the lining of the... Continue Reading

Pass It On: It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 3, 2016)

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 up the final 6 inches of the digestive tract. Most... Continue Reading

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 12, 2015)

OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of colorectal cancer programs for national colorectal cancer awareness month. As the month of March brings colorectal cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including... 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 and support group. Click on one of the links... Continue Reading

Anal Cancer Rates Appear to Be On the Rise in the U.S. (May 6, 2013)

The number of people in the United States with anal cancer has tripled since the 1970s, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal, the opening... Continue Reading

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Stages I-II

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 and support group. Click on one of the links... Continue Reading

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Reduces Side Effects for Patients with Anal Cancer (January 31, 2011)

Treatment of anal cancer with chemotherapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) may be as effective as treatment with conventional radiation and chemotherapy but with fewer side effects. These findings were presented at the eighth annual Gastrointestinal... Continue Reading

Sandostatin Ineffective in Preventing Diarrhea in Anal and Rectal Cancer Patients Treated with Chemoradiotherapy (March 30, 2010)

Sandostatin® (ocreotide acetate) does not prevent diarrhea in patients with anal or rectal cancer treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The results of this randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial were recently reported in the Journal... Continue Reading

No Benefit with Addition of Platinol® to Treatment for Anal Cancer (May 1, 2008)

No Benefit with Addition of Platinol® to Treatment for Anal Cancer Addition of the drug Platinol® (cisplatin) to 5-FU (5-flourouracil), mitomycin, and radiation may not improve outcomes for patients with anal cancer. These findings were recently published... Continue Reading

5-FU/Mitomycin Remains Standard of Care for Anal Cancer (July 26, 2006)

5-FU/Mitomycin Remains Standard of Care for Anal Cancer According to results recently reported at the 2006 semi-annual meeting of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), treatment including the chemotherapy agents 5-fluorouracil?and?mitomycin-C (Mutomycin?)... Continue Reading

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Stages IV

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 and support group. Click on one of the links... Continue Reading

Factors Affecting Quality of Life at the End of Life (July 20, 2012)

For people with advanced cancer, quality of life at the end of life—sometimes referred to as “a good death”—may have less to do with medical treatment and more to do with a therapeutic alliance with their physicians, according to the results of... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

Sandostatin Ineffective in Preventing Diarrhea in Anal and Rectal Cancer Patients Treated with Chemoradiotherapy (March 30, 2010)

Sandostatin® (ocreotide acetate) does not prevent diarrhea in patients with anal or rectal cancer treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The results of this randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial were recently reported in the Journal... Continue Reading

No Benefit with Addition of Platinol® to Treatment for Anal Cancer (May 1, 2008)

No Benefit with Addition of Platinol® to Treatment for Anal Cancer Addition of the drug Platinol® (cisplatin) to 5-FU (5-flourouracil), mitomycin, and radiation may not improve outcomes for patients with anal cancer. These findings were recently published... Continue Reading

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Recurrent

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 and support group. Click on one of the links... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

Sandostatin Ineffective in Preventing Diarrhea in Anal and Rectal Cancer Patients Treated with Chemoradiotherapy (March 30, 2010)

Sandostatin® (ocreotide acetate) does not prevent diarrhea in patients with anal or rectal cancer treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The results of this randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial were recently reported in the Journal... Continue Reading

Surgical Salvage Therapy is Effective Treatment for Patients with Rectal Cancer that Relapse Locally after Initial Sphincter-Conserving Treatment (February 4, 2002)

Surgical Salvage Therapy is Effective Treatment for Patients with Rectal Cancer that Relapse Locally after Initial Sphincter-Conserving Treatment The standard of care for most patients with anal cancer is now initial treatment with radiation or chemoradiotherapy,... Continue Reading

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