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  1. Longer Colonoscopy Time Ups Detection

    Dec. 13, 2006 -- Getting a colonoscopy? You may want to find a doctor who takes his time with the procedure, a new study shows. Doctors who took longer to evaluate a patient's colon were almost four times as likely to spot one particular type of growth, according to the study. In a colonoscopy, the

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  2. Early Cancer Vaccine Promising

    Nov. 16, 2006 -- An experimental colorectal cancer vaccine designed to enlist the immune system in killing tumor cells is showing promise in an early clinical trial. British researchers developed the vaccine from antibodies cloned from a patient with advanced colorectal cancer who survived many year

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  3. Obesity May Dim Colon Cancer Survival

    Nov. 15, 2006 -- Colon cancer survival may be less likely for patients who are very obese or too thin at diagnosis. The University of Chicago's James Dignam, PhD, and colleagues report that news in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. They aren't blaming colon cancer on weight or promising

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  4. Study: Men Need Earlier Colonoscopies

    Nov. 1, 2006 - Men appear to benefit more than women from early colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer, according to the largest study of the screening method ever conducted. Current guidelines call for average-risk men and women to begin colorectal cancer cancer screening at age 50. Colonoscop

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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