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Colorectal

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Fighting Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is one of the more commonly diagnosed cancers among both men and women today. Despite the fact that it most exclusively affects older persons, colorectal cancer is continuing to be diagnosed in younger and younger patients. CURE Connections wants to answer any questions you might have when it comes to managing colorectal cancer. This program includes information as shared by an expert physician, and personal accounts from patients and their caretakers who have dealt with colorectal cancer.
Expert Discusses Immunotherapy for MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
BY Angelica Welch
CURE spoke with Michael J. Overman, M.D. about the promise of anti-PD-1 therapy for patients with MSI-H colorectal cancer.
BY Beth Fand Incollingo
Before passing away from colorectal cancer, Cindy Stowell won over $100,000 in "Jeopardy!" and donated the money toward cancer research.
Opdivo Is Promising for Microsatellite Instability-High mCRC
BY Jason M. Broderick
Opdivo is showing benefit for patients with microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), according to a recent trial.
Four-Drug Regimen Improves Survival in Advanced Colorectal Cancer
A recent trial found that a four-drug regimen showed improved survival for patients with advanced colorectal cancer.
Exercise Reduces Mortality in Metastatic CRC
BY Shannon Connelly
A recent study found that frequent, moderate exercise may reduce mortality and progression in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Individualized Treatment Is Needed for mCRC Subset
BY Greg Kennelty
CURE spoke with Maria Ignez Braghiroli, M.D. about the need for individualized treatment for patients with NRAS-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer.
Comparing Stivarga and Lonsurf in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
BY Laura Panjwani
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer now have more treatment options than ever, explains Tanios Bekaii-Saab, M.D. 
Leveling the Playing Field for LGBT Patients
BY Beth Fand Incollingo
The National LGBT Cancer Network is making cancer screenings more available to a high-risk, underserved population.
 
Getting to the Root of Financial Toxicity in Colorectal Cancer
BY YOUSUF ZAFAR, M.D.
In colorectal and other cancers, financial burden is worsened by expensive drugs, long-term treatment and sharing of insurance costs.
Survival Benefit in Left-Sided Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Depends on Stage
BY Laura Panjwani
While colorectal cancer on the left side may have a survival benefit, the stage of the cancer may pay an important role.
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Prevention, Genetics, Causes
Information related to prevention, genetics, risk factors
Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about factors that may influence the risk of developing colorectal cancer and about research aimed at the prevention of this disease.
Screening and Testing
Information about methods of cancer detection including new imaging technologies, tumor markers, and biopsy procedures
Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for colorectal cancer.