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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Rate of Office Visits, Cumulative Costs Prior to Colonoscopies for Colon Cancer Screening

Feb. 2, 2016 — Researchers analyzed billing data to determine the proportion of colonoscopies for colon cancer screening and polyp surveillance that were preceded by office visits and the associated payments for ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — A small molecule drug combined with chemotherapy may deliver a synergistic benefit for colorectal cancer patients, new research suggests. has demonstrated the efficiency of a small molecule drug, ... read more

Financial Burden of Cancer Survivorship Varies by Age, Cancer Site

Dec. 28, 2015 — Survivors of cancer pay thousands of dollars in excess medical expenditures every year, with the excess financial burden varying by age and cancer site, a new report ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — The role sphingolipids play in the death of cancer cells is now better understood, thanks to a recent study. The research traces how levels of various sphingolipids spike inside cancer cells when the ... read more

When Cancer of Unknown Origin Strikes, Patient's Family Members Face Increased Risk

Dec. 17, 2015 — Cancer usually begins in one location and then spreads, but in 3 percent to 5 percent of cancer patients, the tissue where a cancer begins is unknown. Family members of patients with cancers of ... read more

Eliminating Cost for Colorectal Cancer Screening Doesn't Improve Screening Rates

Dec. 15, 2015 — Making colonoscopy available at no cost to eligible Medicare beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) did not increase the number of people in this target population who regularly undergo ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — A leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, colon cancer is famously resistant to treatment. Now the biological pathway behind the growth of colon cancer has been discovered by researchers who have ... read more

Loss of Enzyme Promotes Tumor Progression in Endometrial Cancer

Dec. 7, 2015 — Scientists have shown for the first time why loss of the enzyme CD73 in human cancer promotes tumor progression. CD73 is the crucial enzyme for generating adenosine, a signaling molecule important ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Two related genes in the Musashi family are required for colon cancer to develop, researchers have discovered, adding that they may be useful targets for effective ... read more

Low-Toxin Anticancer Compounds May Mitigate Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Dec. 3, 2015 — New compounds have proven particularly effective against breast and colon cancer ... read more

Black Women Less Likely to Benefit from Early Chemotherapy, Study Shows

Nov. 30, 2015 — Among minority women treated with early chemotherapy, black women fare worse than the other groups, new research shows. While the cause of this is not known, researchers suspect biologic differences ... read more

City-Wide Effort Boosts NYC's Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Nov. 23, 2015 — Work to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in New York City have resulted in a 40 percent increase in screening rates over four ... read more

Possible New Mechanism for Aspirin's Role in Cancer Prevention

Nov. 19, 2015 — A new technique called metabolite profiling has been used by scientists to identify a biochemical pathway previously unknown to be regulated by aspirin. Specifically, the researchers found that ... read more

Lifesaving Approach to Screening for Colon Cancer Steps Forward

Nov. 16, 2015 — Mailing yearly stool kits -- an alternative to the often-dreaded colonoscopy -- has helped an organization to boost rates of lifesaving screening for colon cancer, according to new research. Mailing ... read more

Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Death Rates Take a Large Economic Toll

Nov. 13, 2015 — Disparities in colorectal cancer death rates take a large toll on the national economy, with poorer, less-educated communities bearing the greatest burden, according to new ... read more

Engineers Develop 'Killer Cells' to Destroy Cancer in Lymph Nodes

Nov. 13, 2015 — Biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells -- dubbed 'super natural killer cells' -- that seek out cancer cells in lymph nodes with only one purpose: destroy them. ... read more

New Link Found in Colon Cancer, Melanoma Drug Treatment

Nov. 10, 2015 — New research findings show link a between colorectal cancer and melanoma drug treatment known as NT157. ancer is a highly complex disease in which the tumor recruits its surrounding tissue, as well ... read more

Dead Bacteria Used to Kill Colorectal Cancer

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have successfully used dead bacteria to kill colorectal cancer ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Because Americans of African descent are at a higher risk for developing GI cancers than others, a group of researchers is teaming up to launch a program to assess GI cancer biology in ... read more

Newly Identified Biomarker May Help Predict Colon Cancer Progression, Personalize Therapy

Oct. 15, 2015 — Researchers have identified a small RNA molecule that appears to enable certain colorectal cancers to become especially aggressive, resistant to treatment and likely to migrate and invade normal ... read more

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