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  1. New Pill May Screen for Colon Cancer

    May 22, 2007 -- In the future, getting screened for colon cancer may be as simple as taking a pill. Researchers say they are encouraged by early results from an ongoing study comparing a pill-delivered imaging device with colonoscopy for detection of colon polyps and colon cancer screening. Colon po

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  2. Aspirin May Stop Colon Cancer

    May 10, 2007 -- Five years of daily, full-dose aspirin cuts colon cancer risk by as much as 74%, a U.K. study suggests. The finding contradicts earlier U.S. studies that saw no effect of aspirin on a person's risk of getting colon cancer. University of Oxford researchers Enrico Flossman, MRCP; Peter

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  3. Class May Drive Colon Cancer Race Gap

    April 23, 2007 -- Colon cancer survival rates are worse for blacks than whites, and that may largely be due to social and economic factors, according to a new research review. The reviewers, who work in Houston at the University of Texas Health Science Center, included Xianglin Du, MD, PhD. They not

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  4. Colon Polyp Return Likelier in Men

    April 16, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Men who have had a potentially precancerous polyp removed during colonoscopy are more likely to develop new polyps than are women, a new study shows. Obese people and those over age 65 are also at increased risk for having recurrent new growths that can lead to colon

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  5. Tony Snow's Cancer Returns

    March 28, 2007 -- White House spokesman Tony Snow is facing a recurrence of colon cancer. Snow, 51, had surgery on Monday to remove a growth in his abdomen. Lab tests show that the growth is cancerous and that the cancer had spread. Doctors have found cancer in his liver. "It's a recurrence of the c

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  6. Fruit May Sway Colon Cancer Risk

    March 20, 2007 -- Eating lots of fruit and little meat may help prevent precancerous colon polyps, a new study shows. The take-home message: "Eat more fruit, eat less meat, and don't stop eating your vegetables," Gregory Austin, MD, MPH, tells WebMD. Austin is a gastroenterology fellow at the Univer

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  7. Avastin Slows Colon Cancer Growth

    Jan. 22, 2007 (Orlando) -- An anticancer drug that starves tumors of a blood supply can help delay progression in patients with advanced colon cancer . In a study of more than 1,400 patients, those who took the drug Avastin in addition to standard chemotherapy remained alive without worsening of the

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  8. Avastin Slows Colon Cancer Growth

    Jan. 23, 2007 (Orlando) -- An anticancer drug that starves tumors of a blood supply can help delay progression in patients with advanced colon cancer. In a study of more than 1,400 patients, those who took the drug Avastin in addition to standard chemotherapy remained alive without worsening of thei

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  9. Calcium May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

    Jan. 16, 2007 -- Calcium seems to protect high-risk people from developing the polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer -- and the benefits appear to last long after calcium supplementation ends. Patients with a history of nonmalignant polyps took either 1,200 milligrams of calcium in supplement fo

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  10. Colon Cancer Survival Rate: Racial Gap

    Dec. 21, 2006 -- Among people with health insurance, blacks have the lowest colon cancer survival rate, a new study shows. The racial gap may be due to a mix of factors including racial differences in colon cancer screening and treatment, note the researchers. They included Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH, o

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