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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910062/plasma-and-saliva-mir-21-expression-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
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A A Sazanov, E V Kiselyova, A A Zakharenko, M N Romanov, M I Zaraysky
MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) expression was quantified by real-time qRT-PCR in peripheral blood and saliva samples obtained from patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) of varying degrees of malignancy and healthy volunteers. All patients had adenocarcinoma located in the distal colon at different stages. Significant differences were detected between the control group and the total experimental group of CRC patients (plasma, P = 0.0001; saliva, P = 5e-12). MiR-21 expression was also significantly different in certain subgroups of patients with CRC disease stages II-IV as compared to the control group...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905896/the-impact-of-medical-tourism-on-colorectal-screening-among-korean-americans-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Linda K Ko, Victoria M Taylor, Jihye Yoon, Wade K Copeland, Joo Ha Hwang, Eun Jeong Lee, John Inadomi
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Korean Americans (KAs) in part due to low screening rates. Recent studies suggest that some KA patients engage in medical tourism and receive medical care in their home country. The impact of medical tourism on CRC screening is unknown. The purpose of this paper was to 1) investigate the frequency of medical tourism, 2) examine the association between medical tourism and CRC screening, and 3) characterize KA patients who engage in medical tourism...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900004/role-of-specific-dna-mutations-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-for-the-assessment-of-tumor-stage-and-residual-disease-following-tumor-resection
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Gregor Norcic, Franc Jelenc, Petra Cerkovnik, Vida Stegel, Srdjan Novakovic
In the present study, the detection of tumor-specific KRAS proto-oncogene, GTPase (KRAS) and B-Raf proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase (BRAF) mutations in the peripheral blood of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients at all stages and adenomas was used for the estimation of disease stage prior to surgery and for residual disease following surgery. A total of 65 CRC patients were enrolled. The primary tumor tested positive for the specific mutations (KRAS mutations in codons 12, 13, 61, 117 or 146 and BRAF mutations in codon 600) in 35 patients...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897049/using-text-messages-to-promote-health-in-african-americans-hearthealthyandcancerfree
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Allison R Jones, Debra K Moser, Jennifer Hatcher
OBJECTIVES: African-Americans are vulnerable to both cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to intricately connected risk factors. Use of text messages is an innovative method to provide health information to reduce these risks. The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and acceptability of a text messaging intervention to reduce CVD and cancer risk factors in African-Americans. DESIGN: We developed an intervention using text messages culturally tailored for African-Americans over age 50 who were at risk (one or more modifiable risk factors) for CVD and/or cancer...
November 29, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895817/current-noninvasive-tests-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-an-overview-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-tests
#5
REVIEW
Le-Le Song, Yue-Min Li
Colorectal cancer (CRC) has become the third most common cancer in the world. Screening has been shown to be an effective way to identify early CRC and precancerous lesions, and to reduce its morbidity and mortality. Several types of noninvasive tests have been developed for CRC screening, including the fecal occult blood test (FOBT), the fecal immunochemical test (FIT), the fecal-based DNA test and the blood-based DNA test (the SEPT9 assay). FIT has replaced FOBT and become the major screening test due to high sensitivity, specificity and low costs...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893135/screening-for-colorectal-cancer-and-evolving-issues-for-physicians-and-patients-a-review
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REVIEW
David Lieberman, Uri Ladabaum, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Carla Ginsburg, John M Inadomi, Lawrence S Kim, Francis M Giardiello, Richard C Wender
Importance: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Screening can reduce CRC mortality and incidence, and numerous screening options, although available, complicate informed decision making. This review provides evidence-based tools for primary care physicians to identify patients with higher-than-average-risk and engage patients in informed decision making about CRC screening options. Observations: Recently, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended any of 8 CRC screening approaches for average-risk individuals, beginning at age 50 years...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888861/inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-digestive-disease-week-2016-advances-in-epidemiology-follow-up-treatment-monitoring-optimisation-and-individual-tailoring-and-colon-cancer-prevention
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Santiago García-López
In Digestive Disease Week 2016, interesting data were presented on the eventual role of certain foods in inflammatory bowel disease, although the value of these data is relative. Also of interest were epidemiological studies, of which several analysed the natural history of the disease. Some presentations dealt with the search for individual predictive factors, a pressing need in clinical practice. Unfortunately, some of the findings presented were of dubious value. A study suggesting that a simple parameter as increased blood monocytes could be a clear predictive factor of poor outcome could perhaps be highlighted (the results were striking but had multiple limitations)...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877214/role-of-urinary-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-of-adenoma-and-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Emma Altobelli, Paolo Matteo Angeletti, Giovanni Latella
The growing interest in enhancing and spreading colorectal cancer (CRC) screening has been stimulating the exploration of novel biomarkers with greater sensitivity and specificity than immunochemical faecal occult blood test (iFOBT). The present study provides i) a systematic review of the urinary biomarkers that have been tested to achieve early CRC diagnosis and assess the risk of colorectal adenoma and adenocarcinoma, and ii) a meta-analysis of the data regarding the urinary prostaglandin (PG) metabolite PGE-M...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875518/a-national-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-to-examine-the-effect-of-enhanced-reminders-on-the-socioeconomic-gradient-in-uptake-in-bowel-cancer-screening
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Rosalind Raine, Sue M Moss, Christian von Wagner, Wendy Atkin, Ines Kralj Hans, Rosemary Howe, Francesca Solmi, Stephen Morris, Nicholas Counsell, Allan Hackshaw, Stephen Halloran, Graham Handley, Richard F Logan, Sandra Rainbow, Steve Smith, Julia Snowball, Helen Seaman, Mary Thomas, Samuel G Smith, Lesley M McGregor, Gemma Vart, Jane Wardle, Stephen W Duffy
BACKGROUND: The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in England offers biennial guaiac faecal occult blood testing (gFOBt). There is a socioeconomic gradient in participation and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups have worse colorectal cancer survival than more advantaged groups. We compared the effectiveness and cost of an enhanced reminder letter with the usual reminder letter on overall uptake of gFOBt and the socioeconomic gradient in uptake. METHODS: We enhanced the usual reminder by including a heading 'A reminder to you' and a short paragraph restating the offer of screening in simple language...
November 22, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872387/associations-of-perceived-risk-and-cancer-worry-for-colorectal-cancer-with-screening-behaviour
#10
Eunji Choi, Yoon Young Lee, Mina Suh, Boyoung Park, Jae Kwan Jun, Yeol Kim, Kui Son Choi
We investigated the associations of perceived risk and cancer worry with colorectal cancer screening by the faecal occult blood test, colonoscopy or both. This study was based on the 2013 Korean National Cancer Screening Survey, including 2154 randomly selected, cancer-free and over 50-year-old adults. Individuals with higher cancer worry were 1.53 times more likely to undergo colorectal cancer screening, influenced by emotional reaction; individuals with greater perceived risk were 1.61 times more, affected by subjective awareness...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859897/effects-of-a-health-education-and-telephone-counseling-program-on-patients-with-a-positive-fecal-occult-blood-test-result-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hui-Chuan Chiu, Hsin-Yuan Hung, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Shu-Ching Chen
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to evaluate the effects of a health education and telephone counseling program on knowledge and attitudes about colorectal cancer and screening and the psychological impact of positive screening results. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 2 groups using a pretest and posttest measures design. Patients with positive colorectal cancer screening results were selected and randomly assigned to an experimental (n = 51) or control (n = 51) group...
November 17, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859394/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-the-comparative-effectiveness-of-aspirin-vs-screening-for-colorectal-cancer-prevention
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REVIEW
L Emilsson, Ø Holme, M Bretthauer, N R Cook, J E Buring, M Løberg, H-O Adami, H D Sesso, M J Gaziano, M Kalager
BACKGROUND: Both aspirin use and screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy or guaiac faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) may reduce mortality from colorectal cancer, but comparative effectiveness of these interventions is unknown. AIM: To compare aspirin to guaiac FOBT screening with regard to incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer in a network meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched Medline, EMBASE and the COCHRANE central register (CENTRAL) for relevant randomised trials identified until 31 October 2015...
November 17, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842559/dna-from-fecal-immunochemical-test-can-replace-stool-for-detection-of-colonic-lesions-using-a-microbiota-based-model
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Nielson T Baxter, Charles C Koumpouras, Mary A M Rogers, Mack T Ruffin, Patrick D Schloss
BACKGROUND: There is a significant demand for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening methods that are noninvasive, inexpensive, and capable of accurately detecting early stage tumors. It has been shown that models based on the gut microbiota can complement the fecal occult blood test and fecal immunochemical test (FIT). However, a barrier to microbiota-based screening is the need to collect and store a patient's stool sample. RESULTS: Using stool samples collected from 404 patients, we tested whether the residual buffer containing resuspended feces in FIT cartridges could be used in place of intact stool samples...
November 14, 2016: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832189/performance-of-streck-cfdna-blood-collection-tubes-for-liquid-biopsy-testing
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Inga Medina Diaz, Annette Nocon, Daniel H Mehnert, Johannes Fredebohm, Frank Diehl, Frank Holtrup
OBJECTIVES: Making liquid biopsy testing widely available requires a concept to ship whole blood at ambient temperatures while retaining the integrity of the cell-free DNA (cfDNA) population and stability of blood cells to prevent dilution of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) with wild-type genomic DNA. The cell- and DNA-stabilizing properties of Streck Cell-Free DNA BCT blood collection tubes (cfDNA BCTs) were evaluated to determine if they can be utilized in combination with highly sensitive mutation detection technologies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822771/mental-illness-is-not-associated-with-adherence-to-colorectal-cancer-screening-results-from-the-california-health-interview-survey
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Elizabeth Siantz, Brian Wu, Mark Shiroishi, Hita Vora, Gregory Idos
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-specific death in the USA. Evidence suggests people with mental illness are less likely to receive preventive health services, including cancer screening. We hypothesized that mental illness is a risk factor for non-adherence to colorectal cancer-screening guidelines. METHODS: We analyzed results of the 2007 California Health Interview Survey to test whether mental illness is a risk factor for non-adherence to colorectal cancer-screening recommendations among individuals age 50 or older (N = 15,535)...
November 7, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822634/a-postoperative-systemic-inflammation-score-predicts-short-and-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer
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David G Watt, Stephen T McSorley, James H Park, Paul G Horgan, Donald C McMillan
BACKGROUND: Following surgery, a significant proportion of patients develop postoperative complications that are associated with poorer long-term survival. Stereotypical markers of the systemic inflammatory response (SIR) have been shown to identify patients at increased risk of developing such complications. The aim of the present study was to examine the prognostic value of a postoperative systemic inflammation-based score in patients undergoing potentially curative surgery for colorectal cancer...
November 7, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822612/perceived-life-expectancy-is-associated-with-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-england
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Lindsay C Kobayashi, Christian von Wagner, Jane Wardle
BACKGROUND: Cancer screening is a behavior that represents investment in future health. Such investment may depend on how much 'future' a person expects. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prospective association between perceived personal life expectancy and participation in fecal occult blood test screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in a national program. METHODS: Data were from interviews with 3975 men and women in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) within the eligible age range for the national screening program (60 to 74 years)...
November 7, 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818810/familial-adenomatous-polyposis-manifesting-as-lactococcus-endocarditis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-association-of-lactococcus-with-underlying-gastrointestinal-disease
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Taylor C Bazemore, Stacey A Maskarinec, Kahli Zietlow, Edward F Hendershot, John R Perfect
A 45-year-old male with a prosthetic aortic valve presented to the hospital with several months of generalized malaise. On admission, he was noted to have anemia of unclear etiology and subsequently became febrile with multiple blood cultures growing Lactococcus garvieae. Inpatient workup was concerning for infectious endocarditis (IE) secondary to Lactococcus. The patient was discharged home with appropriate antimicrobial therapy; however, he was readmitted for persistent, symptomatic anemia and underwent colonoscopy, which revealed innumerable colonic polyps consistent with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) that was later confirmed with genetic testing...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809894/interstitial-pneumonia-in-a-patient-treated-with-tas-102-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-case-report
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Hideki Kamei, Nobuya Ishibashi, Masahiko Tanigawa, Keizo Yamaguchi, Masafumi Uchida, Yoshito Akagi
BACKGROUND: TAS-102, a new treatment option for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer that is refractory or intolerant to standard therapies, has been improving survival with acceptable tolerability and adverse events. Adverse hematological events associated with TAS-102 treatment were extensively profiled in the RECOURSE trial, but pulmonary toxicities associated with TAS-102 therapy are distinctly uncommon. In a recent early post-marketing phase vigilance on TAS-102 in Japan, seven cases of pulmonary disease were reported, but patient follow-up in this study was incomplete...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804030/a-cross-sectional-assessment-of-literacy-and-awareness-attitudes-and-beliefs-about-colorectal-cancer-and-its-screening-in-riyadh-region
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Khalid M Almutairi, Wadi B Alonazi, Abdulaziz Alodhayani, Jason M Vinluan, Mohammad Ahmad, Sultana Abdulaziz Alhurishi, Nourah Alsadhan, Majed Mohammed Alsalem, Nader Eqaab Alotaibi, Alaa Mustafa Alaqeel
This study aims to explore the association between functional health literacy and awareness for, beliefs, and attitudes of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and CRC screening test in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A total of 256 participants from two different tertiary level hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were recruited in this study. The participants were interviewed by a trained researcher between October and December 2015. All respondents answered a three-part questionnaire which included demographic data, questions related to CRC awareness, attitude, behaviour, and short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA)...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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