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

Research in Review

The addition of BRAF-inhibitor vemurafenib to irinotecan and cetuximab chemotherapy treatment improves progression-free survival.

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Nivolumab has shown disease control in pretreated patients with DNA mismatch repair deficient/microsatellite instability high metastatic colorectal cancer.

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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.

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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. 

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Conferences

Quality metrics may not lead to better overall survival in patients with surgically resected stage 3 colon cancer.

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