Did you know that the CCAC has a full-time Research & Education Specialist? Along with our Medical Advisory Board, this individual is a vital link between medical research and the many patients who come to our site seeking information about colorectal cancer screening, treatment and prevention. Below, you’ll find a selection of this month’s selected journal article summaries. A gift to you from our Research & Education Specialist! Click here to catch up on previous months’ selected articles.

Drugs & Systemic Therapies

  • Avastin Not Effective in Treatment of Early Stage Colon Cancer
  • NSAID Vioxx Did Not Help Stage II or III Colorectal Cancer Patients
  • Algae Chemical Being Tested to Treat Colorectal Cancer
  • Vectibix Delays Progression of Metastatic Disease in Colorectal Cancer Patients
  • Variation of Sulindac May Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer
  • Erbitux Does Not Help Early Stage Colorectal Cancer Patients
  • Imprime PGG Plus Erbitux Can Double Response in KRAS Mutant Patients
  • Interstitial Lung Disease and CRC Chemotherapies

Surgical Therapies

  • Study Comparing Laparoscopic vs. Open Left Colonic Resection
  • Primary Tumor Resection Not Recommended in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
  • Elderly Patients with Colon Cancer Benefit From Surgery and Chemotherapy

Screening

  • Little Adherence to FOBT Screening
  • Screening for Colorectal Cancer Through A Small Amount of Blood
  • Unsedated Colonoscopy Using Novel Water Method Better Tolerated
  • 7% or More of Colorectal Cancers May Be Missed by Colonoscopy
  • Screening For Advanced Colon Cancer Patients Not Beneficial

Other

  • African-Canadian Patients Face Greater Risk of Mortality
  • Reviewing the Genetics of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
  • Music Eases Cancer Pain
  • Short Duration of Sleep Increases Risk of Colorectal Adenoma
  • Low Socioeconomic Status Linked with More Severe Colorectal Cancer

Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle

  • Study Shows Multivitamins Do Not Improve Outcomes
  • Cancer Risk and Waist Expansion
  • New Research on the Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine When Treating Chemo Side Effects
  • Green and Black Tea Deemed Helpful
  • Exercising with Cancer