location of the cancer.“ Usually you have associated symptoms as time goes on of weight loss and perhaps even stool changes,” said Dr. ... Cheatham. The role of endoscopy is clear for those with hematochezia and a strong family history of colorectal
The New England Journal of Medicine published two major papers on screening for colon and rectal cancer. ... According to the ACS, colorectal cancer ranks third as a cause of cancer mortality in men and in women.
Combination trifluridine and tipiracil (Lonsurf) for metastatic colorectal cancer that is no longer responding to chemotherapy and biological therapy. ... In a study of 800 patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer, patients treated
Among the most talked-about research presented at the conference was a new study finding obesity to be the greatest risk factor for colorectal cancer in women. ... Assuming further studies confirm the association between obesity and colorectal cancer,
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Early discussions of end-of-life planning (EOL) in patients with incurable cancer led to less chemotherapy in the last two weeks of life, and less time spent in the ICU ... Researchers studied 1,231 patients with stage IV lung or colorectal cancer who
The study found that primary care physicians lacked confidence in their knowledge of the follow-up care of breast and colorectal cancer patients, and oncologists not only shared this opinion of ... Virgo KS, Lerro CC, Klabunde CN, et al. Barriers in
According to the ACS, colorectal cancer ranks third as a cause of cancer mortality in men and in women. ... My take from these reports, combined, is that periodic colonoscopy has the potential to halve the number of deaths from colon cancer in the
Ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) to treat HER2-positive, metastatic breast cancer. The drug is intended for patients who were previously treated with trastuzumab and taxanes. ... The drug was approved to treat colorectal cancer in September 2012.
Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer and the American College of Radiology, in May and the other by the U.S. ... Promote prevention. Be clear to patients that colorectal cancer screening is absolutely effective and important preventive strategy
Effectiveness of colonoscopy for prevention of mortality from colorectal cancer. Association between statin use and risk of keratinocyte carcinomas in the Veterans Affairs Topical Tretinoin Chemoprevention Trial.