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  1. Molecule May Help Predict Colon Cancer Survival

    Jan. 20, 2005 -- Scientists have a new lead on colon cancer: a protein called avB6 integrin. The protein can help predict colon cancer survival and the disease's aggressiveness. It might inspire new treatments. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer found in U.S. men and women, according to th

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  2. Colon Cancer Screening Test Called Inaccurate

    Jan. 18, 2005 -- A test commonly used by doctors to screen for colorectal cancer may miss up to 95% of potential cancers, according to two new studies. In order to test for signs of colon cancer, doctors often check a sample of stool for blood. But researchers found that a single-sample fecal occult

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  3. New Test May Ease Colorectal Cancer Screening

    Dec. 22, 2004 -- A new, noninvasive screening test for colorectal cancer may encourage more people to get tested for the deadly and often silent disease. New research shows that the experimental test, which screens for genetic mutations associated with colorectal cancer found in stool, is more effec

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  4. Colonoscopy Best at Detecting Colon Cancer

    Dec. 16, 2004 -- Recent headlines have touted virtual colonoscopy as a new, easier way to check for colon cancer. But not so fast, say researchers. Colonoscopy does a better job of detecting colon cancer than virtual colonoscopy, a new study shows. The news reaffirms colonoscopy's reputation as the

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  5. 41 Million People Need Colon Cancer Screening

    Dec. 1, 2004 -- More than 41 million Americans need colon cancer screening, a CDC study shows. Colon cancer is the second most deadly cancer in the U.S. Yet it's largely preventable. Screening tests can find nearly all colon cancers before they become dangerous. Of course, a person has to show up fo

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  6. Selenium May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

    Nov. 16, 2004 -- Add colon cancer to the list of cancers that may be affected by selenium. High blood levels of the mineral were associated with lower colon cancer risk in a new study. Selenium has drawn attention for its potential cancer-fighting abilities. Several studies show it combats prostate

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  7. Genetic Basis for Colorectal Cancer Found

    Nov. 2, 2004 -- Mutations on a certain gene may raise the risk of colorectal cancer, which could partially explain why the disease runs in some families, according to a new study. Colorectal cancer is the third most common kind of cancer and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in N

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  8. Colon Cancer Hits Early in Blacks, Hispanics

    Nov. 1, 2004 (Orlando) -- New research suggests colorectal cancer strikes blacks and Hispanics earlier than whites. According to the researchers, the findings underscore the need to start colorectal cancer screening earlier for some groups. "We should start screening African-Americans and Hispanics

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  9. Gout Drug Prevents Colon Cancer

    Oct. 18, 2004 -- A drug prescribed for gout may offer colon cancer protection, a new study shows. The drug Zyloprim reduced risk of colon cancer by two-thirds, reports researcher Gad Rennert, MD, PhD, director of the CHS National Cancer Control Center and Technion Public Health Forum in Haifa, Israe

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  10. Vitamins Don't Prevent Stomach, Colon Cancers

    Sept. 30, 2004 -- Antioxidant supplements may be of no benefit when it comes to preventing stomach and colorectal cancers. In fact, researchers say that based on a small number of well-designed studies a few antioxidants supplements might increase the risk of certain gastrointestinal cancers or even

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