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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Herceptin® Plus Tykerb® Promising for HER2-Positive Colorectal Cancer

May 11th, 2016

Herceptin® Plus Tykerb® Promising for HER2-Positive Colorectal Cancer

The treatment combination consisting of Herceptin (trastuzumab) plus Tykerb (lapatinib) provides significant anti-cancer activity in colorectal cancer that overexpresses the human epidermal growth factor receptor […]


Another Study Confirms That Daily Aspirin Lowers Risk of Colorectal & Other GI Tract Cancers

May 9th, 2016

Another Study Confirms That Daily Aspirin Lowers Risk of Colorectal & Other GI Tract Cancers

The regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, especially colorectal and other gastrointestinal tract cancers, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.1 The […]


EPI proColon® - Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection

May 2nd, 2016

EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epi proColon®, a test that screens for colorectal cancer from a simple blood draw. The […]


Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Increases Risk of Secondary Cancers

March 14th, 2016

Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Increases Risk of Secondary Cancers

Patients with prostate cancer considering radiation therapy should now be informed that radiotherapy raises the risk of developing a secondary cancer. Prostate cancer patients who […]


Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks

March 4th, 2016

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks

Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A […]


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