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Colon and Rectal Cancer Trial Results

  • Can Aspirin Reduce Cancer Risk and Mortality?
    (Posted: 03/30/2011) - A meta-analysis of eight clinical trials involving regular aspirin use showed a substantial reduction in mortality for a number of different cancers.
  • More Evidence Suggests Aspirin May Prevent Colorectal Cancer
    (Posted: 12/07/2010) - A new meta-analysis shows that both colorectal cancer and deaths from the disease may be reduced by long-term daily use of aspirin, according to results published online October 21, 2010, in The Lancet.
  • Sigmoidoscopy Markedly Reduces Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality
    (Posted: 05/11/2010) - A single sigmoidoscopy procedure reduced colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in a large randomized trial published online April 27, 2010, in The Lancet.
  • Home Care Nursing Improves Cancer Symptom Management
    (Posted: 12/16/2009) - Home care nursing (HCN) improves the management of symptoms in breast and colorectal cancer patients who take the oral chemotherapy drug capecitabine, according to a study published online November 16, 2009, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • Combining Targeted Drugs Is Worse in Colorectal Cancer
    (Posted: 02/24/2009) - A clinical trial testing chemotherapy combined with bevacizumab (Avastin) and cetuximab (Erbitux), and comparing this with chemotherapy and bevacizumab alone, found that the addition of cetuximab was actually worse for patients, according to the Feb. 5, 2009, New England Journal of Medicine.
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