Caat55 wrote:Any news on a vaccine, heard it mentioned on NPR on Monday?
As consumption of sugar-laden drinks rose in the 1980s and ’90s, so did colorectal cancer rates among younger adults, a study in nurses found.
Colon and rectal cancers are rising in younger adults, though researchers aren’t sure why. A new study of women and diet suggests that sugar-sweetened drinks may play a role.
Rates of colorectal cancer in people under 50 have increased sharply in recent years. Compared with people born around 1950, those born around 1990 have twice the risk for colon cancer and four times the risk for rectal cancer.
With the increasingly prominent role of targeted therapy in the treatment of advanced or mCRC disease, the NCCN expert group has expanded its recommendations on biomarker testing.
At present, for patients with mCRC, it is recommended to determine the tumor gene status of KRAS/NRAS and BRAF mutations, as well as HER2 amplification and MSI/MMR status (if not completed in the past). Although no specific method is recommended, it can be tested on individual genes or as part of an NGS group.
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