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Colorectal cancer News

Breakthrough in battling bowel cancer

Belfast - Researchers from Northern Ireland have adopted a genomic approach to understanding bowel (colorectal) cancer. The aim is to develop a process to improve prognosis, which could aid patients.

Colorectal screenings — Researcher calls for changes

In an editorial this week in the journal Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania physicians argue that the current methodology of screening older people with a history of familial colorectal cancer every five years is not justified.

Colorectal Cancer screening needs improvement says CDC study

Most US doctors are not using the best methods to screen for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths.

Higher blood Vitamin D levels may lower risk of colorectal cancer

A study published Sunday in the British Medical Journal shows that people with the highest levels of blood vitamin D concentration had a nearly 40% decrease in colorectal cancer risk than those with lower levels of vitamin D.

Surgery may not be best first approach to colorectal cancer

Researchers are saying that patients with Stage VI colorectal cancer may benefit more from chemotherapy than from surgical removal of the tumors.
 

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Hospitalman Urian D. Thompson  left  Lt. Cmdr. Eric A. Lavery and Registered Nurse Steven Cherry rev...
Hospitalman Urian D. Thompson, left, Lt. Cmdr. Eric A. Lavery and Registered Nurse Steven Cherry review the monitor while Lavery uses a colonoscope on a patient during a colonoscopy at Naval Medical Center San Diego.
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