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MicroRNAs as a predictive marker for stage 2 colorectal cancer by Mark Pool, MD Posted Fri 04 Dec 2009 12:00am This is an interesting abstract presented at the recent 2009 Association for Molecular Pathology annual meeting which is highlighted in Medscape.  Finding the magic markers that will predict which stage 2 CRC patients will progress without chemotherapy is an intense area of research, as is research into the importance of microRNAs in ... Read on »
Previstage GCC Colon Cancer Staging Test by Mark Levin Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 7:54pm Traditional methods of examining lymph nodes (LNs) for metastases involve microscopically examining hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained 5µm sections of each LN. However, this method has important limitations. Previstage™ GCC Colorectal Cancer Staging Test attempts to overcome problems with sampling errors, marker specificity and persistence of ... Read on »
An Inside Look at Rectal Cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm 1 Comment Rectal Cancer Overview The rectum is the lower part of the colon that connects the large bowel to the anus. The rectum’s primary function is to store formed stool in preparation for evacuation. Like the colon, the 3 layers of the rectal wall are as follows: Mucosa: This layer of the rectal wall lines the inner surface. Th ... Read on »
Treating Advanced Colorectal Cancer by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Colorectal cancer, or cancer of the colon and rectum, can be especially dangerous if it has spread. Doctors rate the extent of the disease in a process called staging. ROBERT WHITEHEAD, MD: In colorectal cancer there are four stages, stage I, II, III and IV. These are determined based on the tumor itself, whether or not it has spread ... Read on »
BOWEL CANCER by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm * Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. * Age and health history can affect the risk of developing colon cancer. * Possible signs of colon cancer include a change in bowel habits or blood in the stool. * Tests that examine the rectum, rectal tissue, and blood are used to detec ... Read on »
Colorectal cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm What is colorectal cancer? In this type of cancer malignant or cancer cells are found in the colon or rectum. What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer? The following are the most common symptoms of colorectal cancer. People who have any of the following symptoms should check with their doctor, especially if they are over 40 years old ... Read on »
Cancer survival rates ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 28 Mar 2009 3:51pm Cancer survival rates Cancer survival has improved overall in countries across Europe 29 mar 2009--Widespread media coverage has been given to a large study on cancer survival across Europe. The EUROCARE-4 study looked at cancer cure and survival rates between 1995 and 2004. The Guardian reported that although the number of people being ... Read on »
Detecting Digestive Cancers with Improved DNA Stool Test by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 1:00pm It's Digestive Disease Week 2009 in Chicago. The wires are rolling with news releases relating to disease diagnosis in all sorts of uncomely organs, including an improved DNA stool test that helps detect wide-ranging digestive tract cancers as well as colon cancer. Tess and I were just looking at The Human Body Book (from a Body World exhibit) ... Read on »
Treating Colorectal Cancer by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Cancer of the colon and rectum is called colorectal cancer, and it's the fourth most common cancer in the United States. Doctors recommend that everyone over age 50 should be regularly screened for colorectal cancer, but some people should be screened earlier. RICHARD GOLDBERG, MD: If you have a family history of colon cancer you ... Read on »
Cancer Stages, Treatments, and offsetting Side Effects by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 1:17am 1 Comment by Virginia Pipolini Many of us have an inkling of information about cancer treatment and side effects. This article is in response to numerous requests for more details regarding the stages of cancer, the treatments prescribed, and ways to avoid side effects. Please remember, always consult your doctor or health practitioner regarding dietary ... Read on »