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Re: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2021

Postby Caat55 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:19 am

Any news on a vaccine, heard it mentioned on NPR on Monday?
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Do at 55 y.o. Female
Dx 9/26/17 RC Stage 3
Completed 33 rad. tx, xeolda 12/8/17
MRI and PET 1/18 sign. regression
Surgery 1/31/18 Ileostomy, clean margins, no lymph node involved
Port 3/1/2018
Oxaliplatin and Xeloda start 3/22/18
Last Oxaliplatin 7/5/18, 5 rounds
CT NED 9/2018
PET NED 12/18
Clear Colonoscopy 2/19, 5/20

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Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise Against Multiple Tumor Types

Postby O Stoma Mia » Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:56 am

Caat55 wrote:Any news on a vaccine, heard it mentioned on NPR on Monday?
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Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise Against Multiple Tumor Types
https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-04-13/therapeutic-cancer-vaccine-shows-promise-against-multiple-tumor-types

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Colon Cancer Is Rising in Younger Adults. Do Sugary Drinks Play a Role?

Postby O Stoma Mia » Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:25 am

Colon Cancer Is Rising in Younger Adults. Do Sugary Drinks Play a Role?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/05/well/eat/colon-cancer-soft-drinks-young-adults.html
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.

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What are biomarkers of the first-line treatment for colon cancer?

Postby O Stoma Mia » Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:58 pm

What are biomarkers of the first-line treatment for colon cancer?
https://medicaltrend.org/2021/09/21/what-are-biomarkers-of-the-first-line-treatment-for-colon-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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