April 09, 2014: Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival
Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

March 28, 2014: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

March 22, 2014: Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk
Experts advise regular screenings, high-fiber foods and exercise

March 20, 2014: Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect
6 percent of patients who received clean bill of health after procedure got colon cancer within 3 to 5 years, study found

March 19, 2014: New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen
DNA analysis boosts accuracy rate to more than 90 percent, researchers say

February 14, 2014: Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says
Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

February 03, 2014: At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer Called Accurate, But Not Foolproof
Review of 19 studies found the exam spotted the disease about 79 percent of the time

January 14, 2014: Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancer's Return
Study patients who had CEA blood test or CT scan were more likely to undergo follow-up surgery for disease

December 16, 2013: U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report
But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

December 09, 2013: Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine
And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds

December 06, 2013: Germs That Inhabit Gut May Affect Colon Cancer Risk
Some digestive bacteria might help prevent disease, while other types could be harmful, study suggests

December 04, 2013: New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer
Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

November 25, 2013: Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot
Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

November 22, 2013: Blacks Less Likely to See Cancer Specialists, Study Finds
Research might explain better survival rates of whites with colorectal cancer

October 28, 2013: Too Much Sitting Tied to Higher Risk of Colon Polyps in Men
'Active couch potatoes' who do get some exercise just as vulnerable, study suggests

October 24, 2013: Gene May Explain Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk
Researchers say finding might help identify people at need for preventive treatment

October 22, 2013: Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study
Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

October 01, 2013: Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard, Study Finds
Risk of advanced disease, death greater than for middle-aged patients

September 27, 2013: Smokers Have Higher Complication Risk After Colon Surgery, Study Finds
Current smokers had highest rates of pneumonia, infection

September 16, 2013: Cancer Drug May Be Helpful for Diabetes, Mouse Study Hints
Zaltrap is currently used to treat colon cancer, eye disease

July 25, 2013: Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors
Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

July 16, 2013: U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men
It might reduce their risk of anal cancer

July 15, 2013: Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk
Benefit must be weighed against GI bleeding, other risks, however, experts say

July 15, 2013: Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study
Findings could influence screening guidelines, researchers say

July 02, 2013: Study Ties Red and Processed Meats to Worse Colon Cancer Survival
Patients may be wise to cut down on these foods, experts say

May 30, 2013: Prepping for a Colonoscopy: Why It's a Necessary Evil
Though new techniques are on the horizon, doctors say colon-cleansing is here to stay

May 16, 2013: New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer
Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease

May 16, 2013: Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later
Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

April 11, 2013: Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

April 10, 2013: Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People
Study found association only among those with specific genes

March 18, 2013: What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

March 12, 2013: Medicare Spending Not Linked to Longer Cancer Survival
But U.S. patients in higher-spending regions have more, longer hospital stays

March 08, 2013: You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Expert
Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise

February 26, 2013: Obesity, Exercise May Affect Risk for Key Type of Colon Cancer
Finding could spur doctors to strongly recommend physical activity to vulnerable patients

February 08, 2013: On-the-Job Stress Won't Raise Your Risk for Cancer, Study Finds
But it could lead to behaviors that increase the chances of disease, one expert says

January 23, 2013: Too Much Sitting May Lower Odds of Surviving Colon Cancer
Study also found that staying active reduced the risk of dying

January 21, 2013: 'Microbeads' May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients
Small, preliminary study suggests radioactive beads may extend life by months in some patients

January 15, 2013: U.S. Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening: Study
Researcher says reasons include high cost, lower health literacy, lack of doctors

January 09, 2013: Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study
Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

December 17, 2012: Unhealthy Snacks Tied to Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk
Study found higher rates of precancerous lesions in people with Lynch syndrome

December 05, 2012: Is a Breath Test for Colon Cancer Possible?
In small study, Italian researchers detected who had the disease with 75 percent accuracy

November 29, 2012: New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer
Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future

October 24, 2012: Genes May Determine Aspirin's Effect on Advanced Colon Cancer
Study finds taking it appears to slow tumor growth in patients with a particular genetic mutation

October 23, 2012: Colonoscopy Screening May Have Cut Colon Cancer Rates
Large, 20-year study found upper colon cancer cases decreased as Medicare coverage expanded

October 17, 2012: Multivitamins May Slightly Lower Men's Cancer Risk: Study
Researchers found a 'modest' 8 percent reduction

October 05, 2012: One-Third of Men With Anal Cancer Have HIV, Study Finds
Gay males among those at higher risk of the rare cancer, U.S. government researchers say

September 27, 2012: Colon Cancer Gene Database May Assist Research Efforts
Study collection helps scientists pinpoint disease risk factors

August 31, 2012: New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative
Researchers think the easier regimen will encourage more to get 'virtual colonoscopy'

August 24, 2012: Missing Follow-Up Colonoscopies Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk
Incomplete removal of polyps and poor follow-up are top factors for those at increased risk, researchers report

July 25, 2012: If Colonoscopy Picks Up Cancer Risk, Get Next Screen in 5 Years: Study
But U.S. recommendations call for 3-year interval after high-risk polyps removed