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FDA Approves First Generic Capecitabine to Treat Colorectal and Breast Cancers
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of Xeloda (capecitabine), an oral chemotherapy pill used to treat cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic), and metastatic breast cancer.
Does NSAID Use Impact GI Cancers?
Aspirin is an intriguing medicine because it helps to control inflammation, which plays a big role in a number of diseases — including cancer. So does aspirin help prevent and treat certain types of cancer?
Accepting Cancer Screening Invitations
Even though colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US, getting screened for the disease isn’t all that popular. This is especially true for people without insurance. In an effort to improve screening rates, some one-on-one attention did the trick.
Controlling and Surviving Two Diseases
Diabetes brings with it a host of other possible health problems. Now, people living with diabetes have one more important reason to keep their disease under control.
Does Aspirin Lower Women's Cancer Risks?
Aspirin isn’t just for headaches anymore. The pain reliever is showing itself to be helpful in lowering some cancer risks, too. A new study looked at the long-term effects of taking aspirin to cut cancer risks.
The Meat of Cancer Survival
It's well-known that a person's diet can affect the risk of developing cancer. But what about diet after a cancer diagnosis — does that matter?
Racial Paradox in Colorectal Cancer
Black men are at higher risk of developing and dying from colorectal cancer than white men. But when it comes to pre-cancerous growths, just the opposite is true.
Genes, Aspirin and Colon Cancer
Aspirin is far more than a pain reliever. This medicine is now known to play a role in lowering risks of some types of cancer. Recent research zeros in on the good aspirin does and doesn’t do.
Wiping Colonoscopies Off the Screen
Cancer screenings can be very invasive, painful or both. Wouldn’t it be great if cancer could be detected with a simple blood test? New research suggests this may be very possible in the not-so-distant future.
Colorectal Cancer Patients Who Live Longer
One key to beating cancer often lies in early detection. This fact forms the basis for cancer screening guidelines. Researchers recently looked at how colorectal cancer screenings impact the course of the disease.