What Are Cancer Clinical Trials?

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Joyce Schaffer gives a brief overview of cancer clinical trials Cancer clinical trials are very different than regular clinical trials for other diseases or conditions. They are certainly not the last-ditch effort that many people think. Specifically, when it comes to cancer clinical trials, doctors are looking at molecules for patients who have advanced cancer […]

Why Should Colon Cancer Patients Consider Getting a Genetic Assessment?

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Why colon cancer patients should consider getting a genetic assessment Colon cancer is a very heritable disease. Chances are, if you have been diagnosed, your children are at an increased risk. If there is one thing you can give your family during this time, it is peace of mind and safety. Robin McGee has been […]

Feel Like You Want to Avoid Chemotherapy?

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Chemotherapy is not as unpleasant as it used to be. Are you feeling like you want to avoid chemotherapy? You are not alone. Chemo has never been on anyone’s bucket list, but it is more pleasant than it used to be. New developments have helped to lessen or eliminate many of the common side effects. […]

What Are Some New Treatments for Colon Cancer?

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Dr. Gimbel talks about new treatments for colon cancer Cancer research is a big topic this time of year. But what about colon cancer research? Since the early 2000s, many new treatments for colon cancer have been developed. Some are becoming available for patients. It is very much a growth area in the medical field as more and more […]

The Difference Between Genetic and Genomic Testing

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What is the difference between genetic and genomic testing? You may think that genetic and genomic testing refer to the same thing. They are actually quite different. But, don’t worry, you’ll soon know how to tell them apart. Dr. Kelly Shimabukuro is a medical oncologist. She explains the difference between the two types of cancer […]

Ordering the Colon Cancer Assay

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How do doctors order the Colon Cancer Assay? Molecular testing is becoming more and more useful in cancer treatment. The Colon Cancer Assay is one such test. Doctors learn about the genetic makeup of each patient’s specific type of cancer. With this knowledge, a personalized treatment strategy can be developed. Is the Oncotype DX Colon […]

Who Can Benefit from the Oncotype DX Colon Cancer Test?

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What makes a good candidate for the Oncotype DX colon cancer test? Are you wondering if you’re a good candidate for the Oncotype DX test for colon cancer? Looking for some answers? Dr. Mark Kozloff has got them in this video. Not everyone can benefit from this test, but those that do can have some […]

Laparoscopic Colon Cancer Surgery Explained

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What can I expect from laparoscopic colon cancer surgery Laparoscopic colon cancer surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. Surgeons use several small incisions instead of a large one. Doctors insert special instruments through these incisions to perform the internal operation. Because this procedure is less invasive than traditional surgery, patients leave the hospital sooner. Dr. […]

What is the Oncotype DX Test?

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How is the Oncytype DX test used by doctors? Has your doctor mentioned the Oncotype DX test for colon cancer? This new diagnostic tool is helping doctors better quantify the risk of a cancer recurring. Doctors will modify your treatment according to your Oncotype DX score to give you the best treatment possible. Dr. Kelly […]

The Oncotype DX Test Helps Doctors Discuss Risk with Patients

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How does the Oncotype DX test help doctors discuss risk with patients? Great advances in medical technology happen only once in a long while. The Oncotype DX test is one of these technologies. This test determines the genetic makeup of individual tumors. Doctors use this information to determine how cancers will grow and react to […]


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