Personalized Precision Medicine Treatment of Colon Cancer: What Every Patient Should Know

The purpose of precision cancer medicineis not to categorize or classify cancers solely by site of origin but to define the genomic alterations in the cancers DNA that are driving that specific cancer Precision cancer medicine utilizes molecular diagnosti [...]

Oncotype DX Changes Treatment Recommendations in Stage II Colon Cancer

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 Opinion Stage II colon cancer refers to [...]

High Blood Sugar May Increase Risk of Colorectal Cancer

In a study of postmenopausal women those with higher blood sugar were more likely than those with lower blood sugar to develop colorectal cancer These results were published in the British Journal of Cancer Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of [...]

Confirmation that Oncotype DX Colon Cancer Test Predicts Recurrence Risk

Among patients with Stage II colon cancer use of the Oncotype DX colon cancer test provides information about risk of cancer recurrence and may help guide treatment decisions These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Gene expression [...]

Diabetes May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk

A combined analysis of previous studies provides additional evidence that people with diabetes may be at increased risk of colon cancer and rectal cancer These results were published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology Diabetes affects almost 26 m [...]

Men May Benefit from Earlier Screening for Colorectal Cancer

A study in Austria suggests that men tend to develop advanced adenomas colon polyps that may become cancerous at an earlier age than women and may benefit from earlier colorectal cancer screening These results were published in the Journal of the American [...]

Chemotherapy During Pregnancy Not Linked with Developmental Problems in Kids

According to a study presented at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress children born to women who received chemotherapy during pregnancy do not appear to have an increased risk of heart or cognitive problems Since relatively few women are d [...]

Clinical Trial Participation Is Inadequate

A large proportion of cancer patients do not enroll in clinical trials and those who do participate may not adequately represent age groups cancer stages cancer types and racial and ethnic groups These findings were recently reported in the Annals of Surg [...]

Study Explores New Approach to Boosting the Immune System after Cancer Treatment

Researchers are seeking participants for a Phase II clinical trial that will explore whether an investigational treatment can help the immune system recover after cancer treatment Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy often deplete [...]

Study Evaluates Long-Term Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Colorectal Cancer Risk

Long-term androgen deprivation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer may increase the risk of colorectal cancer These findings were recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute1 The prostate is a male sex gland responsible for [...]