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Mayo Clinic officials develop new guidelines for colonoscopy training
Date: 2010-12-16 15:43:02
Your next colon cancer test may be a little more comfortable thanks to officials from the Mayo Clinic.... Full Story

Heart medication may reduce colorectal cancer risk
Date: 2010-10-28 08:11:52
A common cholesterol-lowering drug may benefit individuals who have received a positive colorectal cancer test. Researchers from the University of Michigan report that statins may greatly reduce the risk of the disease.... Full Story

Remote cancer testing may help underserved areas
Date: 2010-10-22 08:49:42
Colon cancer is among the fastest growing forms of the disease in the world. Experts say that improved cancer testing may help lower the rates of the problem, especially among residents of medically underserved areas.... Full Story

Diabetes may increase cancer risk
Date: 2010-10-20 08:13:44
Men with type 2 diabetes may want to consider colorectal cancer testing, as the findings of a new study indicate that these individuals are at a significantly higher risk for the potentially deadly disease.... Full Story

Rectal cancer rising in young adults
Date: 2010-08-30 21:00:02
Colorectal cancer testing may benefit younger individuals than previously thought, as a new study has found that rectal cancer in adults under age 40 has increased during the last several decades, despite a drop in nearly all other forms of cancer during the same period. ... Full Story

Blood tests may predict colorectal cancer
Date: 2010-08-04 20:54:20
While colorectal cancer is often highly treatable when it is detected in its early stages, many individuals avoid screening because most testing measures are unpleasant. However, researchers from Tel Aviv University have found that a simple blood test may be sufficient for detecting the disease early on.... Full Story

Researchers identify warning signs associated with stomach cancer
Date: 2010-06-28 21:21:15
Researchers have developed a new H. pylori test based on the response of an individual's immune system that could lead to more accurate predictions of a patient's risk for developing stomach cancer.... Full Story

Arthritis drug may benefit colon cancer patients
Date: 2010-05-14 17:54:05
Colon cancer can be one of the most difficult forms of the disease to treat, especially for individuals with inherited risk factors, but lab tests are looking into the potential effectiveness of a common arthritis drug in treating this cancer. ... Full Story

More colorectal cancer testing can prevent deaths, study shows
Date: 2010-05-05 22:28:58
Tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, making it one of the most common forms of cancer for both men and women. However a new study out of London suggests that a simple test could be all it takes to avoid the ailment.... Full Story

Colon screening reduces costs and deaths, studies show
Date: 2010-04-29 13:50:26
Debate over the usefulness of colon testing has caused some medical professionals to suggest that the test can lead to overdiagnosis and unnecessary spending on treatments, but a new study finds that annual screening is the best way to prevent the various forms of colorectal cancer, which actually saves money.... Full Story

African Americans less likely to receive follow-up colonoscopy
Date: 2010-04-07 21:30:37
According to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, African Americans are far less likely than Caucasians to have a follow-up colonoscopy after receiving atypical results on a flexible sigmoidoscopy screening test. ... Full Story

Newly identified colon cancer biomarkers may lead to innovative blood test
Date: 2010-03-09 17:36:19
Chinese scientists have reportedly discovered two proteins present in the blood that may serve as potential biomarkers for predicting the spread of colon cancer. The researchers believe that the discovery may help them create a blood test capable of diagnosing life-threatening strains of the disease at an earlier stage.... Full Story

Vitamin D concentration linked to lower risk of colon cancer
Date: 2010-02-05 23:58:05
A comprehensive new study has found that high blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a lower risk of colon cancer. Previous studies have already identified a link between vitamin D and both colon and rectal cancer, but the evidence has been limited and inconclusive. ... Full Story

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