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    News and Features Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. Red Wine vs. Colon Cancer

      Oct. 24, 2006 -- People who drink three or more glasses of red wine a week are less likely to get the abnormal colon growths that can lead to cancer, according to a new study. The study was done by Joseph Anderson, MD, and colleagues at New York's Stony Brook University. It was presented at the Amer

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    2. Screening Up, Colon Cancer Rates Down

      Oct. 23, 2006 - New cases of colon cancer have dropped as screening for the disease has become more common, according to a study presented yesterday at the American College of Gastroenterology's annual scientific meeting in Las Vegas. Colon cancer is America's third most common cancer, excluding non

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    3. Grape Seed Extract vs. Colon Cancer

      Oct. 19, 2006 -- Grape seed extract may pack a punch against colon cancer, early lab tests show. But the researchers -- who work at the University of Colorado -- aren’t making any promises yet. "The value of this preclinical study is that it shows grape seed extract can attack cancer, and how it wor

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    4. FDA Approves New Colon Cancer Drug

      Sept. 27, 2006 -- The FDA today approved a new drug called Vectibix to help treat colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Vectibix is to be given by IV following standard chemotherapy treatment. The FDA put Vectibix on its fast track for approval after the drug showed effective

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    5. Warning on Colon Cancer Drug Avastin

      Sept. 26, 2006 -- The label of colon cancer drug Avastin has been updated to note rare cases of a brain capillary leak syndrome and nasal septum perforation. Capillaries are small blood vessels. Nasal septum perforation refers to holes in the cartilage forming part of the nasal septum, which separat

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    6. Test May Predict Genetic Colon Cancer

      Sept. 26, 2006 -- A new quiz may show the odds of getting Lynch syndrome, an inherited form of colon cancer. The 22-question quiz, described in The Journal of the American Medical Association, focuses on personal and family medical history. The researchers created the quiz to help screen people at r

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    7. Protein Reveals Colon Cancer Prognosis

      Sept. 14, 2006 (Chicago) -- By measuring levels of a protein in tumor cells, doctors may be able to predict which people with colorectal cancer will survive five years or more, researchers say. Their study showed that levels of the protein called thymidylate synthase (TS) within two separate compart

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    8. Exercise May Cut Men's Colon Cancer

      Sept. 12, 2006 -- By starting an exercise program, men may slash their risk of colon polyps and colon cancer. That news comes from researchers including Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, of Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "Vigorous exercise was helpful for men of any size, as long as they w

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    9. New Ways to Diagnose Colon Cancer

      If you've been putting off having a colonoscopy out of fear or dread, take heart: New advances are helping make this test faster and much easier to endure. Durado Brooks, MD, director of Colorectal Cancer for the American Cancer Society, tells WebMD that "most people no longer experience any signifi

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    10. Celebrex: Colon Benefit, Heart Risk

      Aug. 30, 2006 -- Celebrex lowers the risk that precancerous colon polyps will grow back -- but ups the risk of serious heart trouble, two large studies show. The bottom line: Celebrex's heart risks outweigh its polyp prevention benefit for the average person. That's the opinion of Bruce M. Psaty, MD

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