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WVU in the News: Coffee perks for colorectal cancer patients—it can prolong life

WVU in the News: Coffee perks for colorectal cancer patients—it can prolong life

Advanced colorectal cancer patients who consume four or more cups of coffee a day are more likely to live longer than those who drink less, according to freshly-brewed research co-authored by a West Virginia University doctor. Richard Goldberg, professor emeritus and former director of the WVU Cancer Institute, was part of a team that linked increased coffee consumption to a decreased risk of cancer progression and death in 1,171 patients in the United States and Canada. As released in a paper published in JAMA Oncology on September 17, 2020.

Association of Coffee Intake With Survival in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer