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  1. Colorectal Cancer Rates Up; Blame Obesity

    June 10, 2009 -- Increasing Westernization is the likely culprit in dramatically increasing incidence rates of colorectal cancer around the world, a new study says. The trend is related to increased consumption of fatty foods in developing countries, and less physical activity -- resulting in obesit

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  2. Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising in Young Adults

    June 10, 2009 -- Colorectal cancer rates are rising in people younger than 50, American Cancer Society researchers report. That finding, published in the June edition of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, conflicts with falling colorectal cancer rates among U.S. adults 50 and older. Rout

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  3. Gene Test Predicts Return of Colon Cancer

    May 14, 2009 -- A test that characterizes each tumor by its genetic signature may soon help some colon cancer patients decide whether to have chemotherapy after surgery or whether they can safely forgo additional treatment. Called Oncotype DX, the test predicts the chance that cancer will come back

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  4. Calcium May Cut Cancer Risk

    Feb. 23, 2009 -- Here’s yet another reason to bone up on calcium. It may help reduce your risk of cancer. A new study shows that older men and women who got the most calcium from food and supplements had a 16% lower risk of colorectal and other cancers of the digestive system than those who got the

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  5. Active Life May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

    Feb. 13, 2009 -- People who are physically active are less likely to develop colon cancer, a new research review confirms. "This is a robust association and gives all the more evidence that physical activity is truly protective against colon cancer," researcher Kathleen Wolin, ScD, says in a news re

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  6. 'Tis the Season for Colorectal Screening?

    Dec. 19, 2008 -- Merry Christmas, and get a colorectal exam! Sending reminders for colorectal screening exams during the December holiday season or near individuals' birthdays increases attendance, a new study shows. The possible reason, say the study's authors, could be because birthdays and holida

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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