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How many lymph nodes should be removed if you have colon cancer? by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 20 Jul 2009 11:24pm Surgically removing and evaluating an increasing number of lymph nodes does not appear to identify a greater number of patients with stage III colorectal cancer, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer and the third leading cau ... Read on »
Study Finds Sigmoidoscopy Reduces Colorectal Cancer Rates by Medline Plus Posted Mon 21 May 2012 12:38pm Flexible sigmoidoscopy, a screening test for colorectal cancer that is less invasive and has fewer side effects than colonoscopy, is effective in reducing the rates of new cases and deaths due to colorectal cancer, according to research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, p ... Read on »
CT Screening Significantly Reduces Lung Cancer Mortality by nih.gov Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 1:01pm A low-dose CT scan can detect lung cancers at relatively early stages and reduce deaths from lung cancer by as much as 20%, according to a new study. The trial was halted early because of the positive results. Lung cancer, which is mostly caused by cigarett ... Read on »
Barriers to Screening May Increase Colorectal Cancer Deaths by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Nov 1999 4:00pm Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Despite evidence and guidelines supporting the value of screening for this disease, rates of screening for colorectal cancer are consistently lower than those for other types of cancer, particularly breast and cervical. Although the screening ... Read on »
Barriers to Screening May Increase Colorectal Cancer Deaths by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 5:38pm Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Despite evidence and guidelines supporting the value of screening for this disease, rates of screening for colorectal cancer are consistently lower than those for othe ... Read on »
At-Home Testing for Colon Cancer by Bobby S. Posted Wed 12 Feb 2014 8:55am Researchers have just released a report in the February 4th issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine Journal, that an at-home stool test has been shown to identify most colon cancers.  According to reports, an at-home stool test checks for hidden blood in stool, which can be a precursor to colon cancer. Researchers studied 19 previous studies ... Read on »
Hide your kids, hide your wife, it's the UAB Gurney Derby video short by UABNews Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 12:00am UAB's Comprehensive Cancer Center has played a role yet again in a clinical trial that shows promise in reducing the number of deaths from lung cancer. The National Cancer Institute announced today that The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) found annual CT scans of current and former heavy smokers reduced the chance they will die from l ... Read on »
Automated Computer-Aided Polyp Detection for Computed Tomography Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy) by nih.gov Posted Thu 11 Feb 2010 4:00pm Description of Invention: This invention describes an automated method for colon registration from supine and prone scans that combines the use of Computed Tomographic Colonography (CTC) and Computer Aided Detection (CAD) software. Currently, in order to detect colonic polyps, patients are scanned twice - once in the supine, a ... Read on »
Mucin Binding Lectin Imaging Agents for Colonic Polyp Imaging by nih.gov Posted Fri 29 Feb 2008 4:00pm Description of Invention: Available for licensing and commercial development is an imaging agent specific for colonic polyps that overexpress glycoprotein alpha-L-fucose containing mucins. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. The legume protein Ulex europaeus agglutinin I (U ... Read on »
ColoSure™: Stool DNA testing is back! by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:01pm Great news for all you colon cancer screening fans! Guest blogger and genetic counselor Andi Ybarra, MS, CGC tells us all about it: We know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. We also know that when it’s caught early, it’s curable up to 95% of the time. So why aren’t we catchin ... Read on »