People who eat a high-fiber diet or increase their fiber intake after a colon cancer diagnosis may be less likely to die of these tumors than individuals who don’t consume much fiber. READ MORE
Quality metrics may not lead to better overall survival in patients with surgically resected stage 3 colon cancer.
Research in Review
The addition of BRAF-inhibitor vemurafenib to irinotecan and cetuximab chemotherapy treatment improves progression-free survival.
Nivolumab has shown disease control in pretreated patients with DNA mismatch repair deficient/microsatellite instability high metastatic colorectal cancer.
Over-the-counter heartburn and gastrointestinal drugs, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), may decrease the effectiveness of chemotherapy in patients with gastroesophageal cancer (GEC), according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology.
The recently published US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated recommendation statement on colorectal cancer screening referenced multiple available options for colorectal screening, including Epigenomics’ Epi proColon.