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Posts for: December, 2014

Study finds cancer risk for IBD patients but no link to drugs for treatment Almost 30% of inflammatory bowel disease patients who have had cancer face a risk of a secondary or recurrent cancer, researchers reported at the 2014 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases conference. Dr. Jordan Axelrad said treatment with immunosuppressive drugs was not linked to a secondary cancer. 

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By Peninsula Gastrointestinal Specialists
December 01, 2014
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A National Cancer Institute study found drinking three or more cups of decaffeinated coffee each day may have an effect on enzymes that leads to better liver health. The study adds to earlier research showing caffeinated coffee may also protect the liver, suggesting caffeine may not be the key factor.

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December 01, 2014
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A Minneapolis VA Medical Center study that looked at more than 76,000 screening colonoscopy records linked shorter withdrawal times to a higher risk of interval colorectal cancer. Data also showed longer withdrawal times may boost adenoma detection rates.

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December 01, 2014
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Colorectal cancer rates are decreasing among older adults due to screening, but rising among those younger than age 50. Weill Cornell Medical College research showed young-onset colorectal cancer was more likely in men and in blacks and Hispanics than in women and whites, and tended to present at more advanced stages when compared with old-onset cancer. Healio (free registration)/Gastroenterology

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