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Many Early Onset Colon Cancers are Caused by Genetic Mutations Passed Through Families

January 12th, 2017

Many Early Onset Colon Cancers are Caused by Genetic Mutations Passed Through Families

One in every six colorectal cancer patients (16 percent) diagnosed under age 50 has at least one inherited genetic mutation that increases his or her […]


NCCN Guidelines® Recommend SIR-Spheres® Y-90 Resin Microspheres for the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

December 21st, 2016

NCCN Guidelines® Recommend SIR-Spheres® Y-90 Resin Microspheres for the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

SIR-Spheres® Y-90 microspheres have just been added as a new treatment option in the latest National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for colon […]


UCLA Identifies Potential Cancer Treatment with Fewer Side Effects Than Chemotherapy

December 12th, 2016

UCLA Identifies Potential Cancer Treatment with Fewer Side Effects Than Chemotherapy

By Stuart Wolpert, UCLA Asynthetic version of a rare toxin produced by a sea creature appears to hold promise for treating many different types of […]


Inflammatory Bowel Disease: More Common than Previously Thought

November 8th, 2016

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: More Common than Previously Thought

A recent report reveals that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), effect an estimated 3.1 million (1.3%) U.S. adults.  […]


Addition of Eloxatin® Following Surgery Delays Cancer Progression in Certain Colorectal Cancers

July 28th, 2016

Addition of Eloxatin® Following Surgery Delays Cancer Progression in Certain Colorectal Cancers

The addition of the chemotherapy combination consisting of Eloxatin (oxalipatin) plus 5-fluorouracil (5 FU) following surgery reduces the risk of cancer progression among patients with […]


Stent Placement Reduces Need for Stoma in Some Colorectal Cancers

June 27th, 2016

Stent Placement Reduces Need for Stoma in Some Colorectal Cancers

The placement of a stent as initial emergency treatment for colon obstruction reduces the need for a stoma without adversely affecting outcomes for patients with […]


Innovative Colorectal Cancer Screening Methods for Remote Areas

June 16th, 2016

Innovative Colorectal Cancer Screening Methods for Remote Areas

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, despite the fact that more than half of these deaths are avoidable […]


Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert Q&A Now Available

June 2nd, 2016

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert Q&A Now Available

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez* CancerConnect recently collaborated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity […]


New Treatment May Reduce Precancerous Polyps in Both Large and Small Intestine in Hereditary Cancer Patients

May 26th, 2016

New Treatment May Reduce Precancerous Polyps in Both Large and Small Intestine in Hereditary Cancer Patients

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), has reported a new prevention treatment for individuals at high risk of developing […]


Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

May 25th, 2016

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the […]


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