As risk factors such as no health insurance and low income accumulate, colorectal cancer patients are less likely to finish chemotherapy.
Category: Colorectal Cancer
Earlier colonoscopies halve subsequent cancer risk
People who have their first colonoscopy between the age of 45 and 49 halve their risk of subsequent colorectal cancers, a Stanford Medicine study has found.
Colon cancer screening age drops to 45
As younger adults are being diagnosed with colon cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending screening all adults older than 45.
AI tool created to guide colorectal cancer care with more precision
Scientists have created an AI tool to help doctors more precisely choose colorectal cancer treatments that will work best on individual patients.
Analyzing patients’ tumors, from the inside out
The experts on Stanford Medicine's molecular tumor board brainstorm new ways to attack individual patients' tumors at the genetic level.
Aspirin for prevention: Should you take it?
In this final piece on aspirin for prevention of heart attack and stroke, Randall Stafford explains factors for doctors and patients to consider.
“Born to be bad” — some cancers spread before detection
Many metastatic colorectal cancers appear "born to be bad," spreading to other organs before any diagnosis has been made, say Stanford researchers.
Is colorectal cancer striking younger people? New study suggests yes
Stanford researchers find that colorectal cancer is being diagnosed at later stages in younger patients, suggesting risk of the disease is growing.
If I knew then what was to come: The importance of getting a colonoscopy
In this essay that originally appeared in Months to Years, writer Mal Schoen describes how he was diagnosed with colon cancer.
Study offers insight into how aspirin lowers risk of colon cancer and cardiovascular disease
The use of aspirin for pain relief can be traced back to the end of the 19th century, or perhaps the beginning of the 20th …
Stem-cell knowledge may help outcomes for colon-cancer patients, says Stanford study
Pinpointing which colon cancer patients need chemotherapy in addition to surgery can be difficult. Studies have suggested that those with stage-2 disease aren't likely to benefit from …
Stanford physician provides insight on use of aspirin to help keep heart attacks and cancer away
Douglas Owens, MD, is on the panel of medical experts that just recommended a daily dose of aspiring to ward off heart attacks and cancer. But he …
March marks National Colon Cancer Awareness Month: The takeaway? It’s preventable
What is the leading, preventable cause of death in the United States? I suppose the headline gave away my punchline, but remembering that colon cancer is …
Study shows evidence-based care eliminates racial disparity in colon-cancer survival rates
For the past two decades, the National Cancer Institute has documented that African-American patients have consistently had lower survival rates in colon cancer when compared …
Stanford researchers explore new ways of identifying colon cancer
After my aunt died from colorectal cancer several years ago, my father was primed when his doctor suggested he get screened for colon cancer himself, …
Living with colorectal cancer: One patient's story
A recent Stanford Hospital & Clinics video tells the story of a patient with colorectal cancer whose treatment wound up being much different than he …