New Treatment May Reduce Precancerous Polyps in Both Large and Small Intestine in Hereditary Cancer Patients

A new study published in theJournal 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 polyposis coli gene Inheriting a mutation in the APC ge [...]

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

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 and genetic counseling servicetoday announced its expansi [...]

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 [...]