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    News and Features Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. Fighting Colorectal Cancer in Blacks

      Dec. 15, 2008 -- Despite "unprecedented" progress in reducing both the incidence and death rates of colorectal cancer, the gap between African-Americans and whites is still widening, the American Cancer Society says in a new report. Death rates for colorectal cancer are about 45% higher in African-A

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    2. Fat Gene Linked to Colon Cancer

      Sept. 30, 2008 -- A fat hormone gene is linked to colon cancer, researchers find. The finding provides part of the answer to a big question: What triggers colon cancer? To get at this question, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, and colleagues followed a trail of clues that implicates adiponectin, a hormone mad

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    3. Racial Disparities With Colon Cancer

      Sept. 23, 2008 -- When compared with whites, African-Americans get colon cancer more often and die from it more often, according to research. Why the disparity? And what can be done about it? That's what researchers from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Portland wanted to find out. The

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    4. Virtual Colonoscopy, Real Accuracy

      Sept. 17, 2008 -- Virtual colonoscopy -- colon cancer screening using CT scans -- finds 90% of large, precancerous polyps. The finding comes from 15 academic and community medical centers that performed both virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography) and traditional colonoscopy on 2,600 patients aged 50

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    5. Clean Colonoscopy Grants 5-Year Relief

      Sept. 17, 2008 -- People who get an "all clear" after colonoscopy screening don't get colon cancer for at least five years, a new study confirms. Current U.S. guidelines say that if your colonoscopy finds no polyps or suspicious lesions, you won't need another colonoscopy for 10 years. Many U.S. gas

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    6. Can Fruits, Veggies Cut Colon Cancer Risk?

      Sept. 11, 2008 -- Does eating fruits, vegetables, and grains really protect against colorectal cancer? Researchers have been studying this question for years, but their findings have been mixed. Now a new study from the University of Hawaii weighs in on the issue, but it may do little to clear up th

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    7. Colon Cancer's Spread Often Unchecked

      Sept. 9, 2008 -- More than 60% of U.S. hospitals flunk minimum guidelines for checking to see if colon cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, a national "report card" shows. If you have surgery to remove colon cancer, successful treatment depends on doctors knowing whether the cancer has spread beyon

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    8. Colorectal Cancer Gene Mutation Found

      Aug. 14, 2008 -- Scientists at Ohio State University and Northwestern University have discovered a gene mutation that may make colorectal cancer almost nine times more likely. "This probably accounts for more colorectal cancers than all other gene mutations discovered thus far," states Northwestern

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    9. Tony Snow Dies of Colon Cancer

      July 12, 2008 -- Tony Snow, former White House press secretary and political commentator, died Saturday of colon cancer. Snow, who was 53 years old, had been undergoing chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of his colon cancer, according to CNN, where Snow most recently worked. Snow died at 2 a.m. Satu

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    10. Vitamin D May Up Colon Cancer Survival

      June 18, 2008 -- Abundant levels of vitamin D may help patients with colon cancer live longer. Researchers with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health have found that patients with colon cancer who were among the top 25% in levels of vitamin D before being diagnosed

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