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Calcium intake and colorectal cancer

Oct. 18, 2017—Calcium intake appears to protect against colorectal cancer in individuals with certain gene variants, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Researchers find novel mechanism of resistance to anti-cancer drugs

Oct. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a novel non-genetic cause of resistance to the targeted anti-cancer therapy cetuximab. Their findings, reported this week in Nature Medicine, suggest a strategy for overcoming this resistance.

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Bile acids, microbiota and colon cancer

Jul. 5, 2017—Bile acids produced by a western diet alter the composition of the gut microbiota and promote intestinal carcinogenesis.

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Decorate your work area blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Mar. 1, 2017—March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. As a department, group-decorate your work area in blue to raise awareness for colon cancer screening. We want to see how you would remind people that colon cancer screening should begin at age 50.

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Wear blue March 3 for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Feb. 28, 2017—Wear blue March 3 to show your support and raise awareness of colon cancer. Use this day to spread the word about colon cancer screening.

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Study links lifestyle factors to formation of high-risk polyps

Dec. 8, 2016—Lifestyle factors like cigarette smoking and red meat consumption are known to be associated with an increased risk of colon polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer.

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Free colon cancer awareness event is Aug. 5

Jul. 25, 2016—For some people, cancer—especially colon cancer—is a persistent and potentially deadly visitor affecting family members from one generation to the next. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in partnership with the Colon Cancer Alliance, is hosting a free seminar to educate the public about risk factors associated with the disease.

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Colon cancer awareness event set for Aug. 5

Jul. 25, 2016—For some people cancer, especially colon cancer, is a persistent and potentially deadly visitor affecting family members from one generation to the next. Individuals who have a parent, sibling or child diagnosed with colon cancer have double the risk of developing the disease.

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Singer’s concert honors care received at Cancer Center

Mar. 24, 2016—A cancer patient’s gratitude toward his Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) physician led to a star-studded concert to benefit the Cancer Center.

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‘Scope Out Colon Health’ expo is March 22

Mar. 9, 2016—Visit the Scope Out Colon Health Expo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Light Hall North Lobby to learn more about prevention, screenings and more.

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Decorate your work area in blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Feb. 25, 2016—Get creative and get blue! As a department group, decorate your work area in blue to raise awareness for colon cancer screening.

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Wear blue March 4 for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Feb. 25, 2016—Wear blue Friday, March 4, to support Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and use this day to spread the word about colon cancer screening.

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