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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Cancer Survivors Have Evolving Information Needs

May 15, 2015 — Judging by the nature and topics of their information seeking, cancer patients' information needs appear to differ depending on the type of cancer they have and where they are in their ... read more

FDG PET/CT Not Useful in Staging Newly Diagnosed Stage III Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer

Apr. 24, 2015 — Although National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines consider 18F-PET/CT appropriate for systemic staging of newly diagnosed stage III breast cancer, the technique may not be equally valuable ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — In response to nutrient excess, the MCRS1 protein acts as a 'switch' for mTOR, a protein that is altered in cancer, diabetes and disorders associated with aging. These results correlate ... read more

Too Much of a Bad Thing Can Be Good in Brain Tumors

Apr. 7, 2015 — DNA mutations can cause cancer but in some cases, more mutations may mean a better prognosis for patients. A comprehensive genomic analysis of more than 700 brain tumors has revealed one such subtype ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — New research provides experimental evidence that a drug that inhibits the EphB-signaling pathway in the cell effectively can suppress the development of intestinal tumors. According to the ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The micro RNA miR-22 has long been known for its ability to suppress cancer. However, questions remain about how it achieves this feat. For example, which molecules are regulating miR-22, and which ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — An existing chemotherapy drug used to treat leukemia could prevent and control the growth of colorectal tumors, scientists have ... read more

Bio-Marker Set Forms the Basis for New Blood Test to Detect Colorectal Cancer

Mar. 27, 2015 — Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer globally and the second most common cause of cancer deaths. The chance of a cure is high if the cancer is detected early enough, but early ... read more

Fitness Level Associated With Lower Risk of Some Cancers, Death in Men

Mar. 26, 2015 — Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, but not prostate cancer, and that higher fitness level also may put them at lower risk of death if ... read more

Mutations That May Enable Earlier Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer Recurrence Identified

Mar. 25, 2015 — A multi-disciplinary team of doctors and scientists has characterized the genetic changes associated with the spread of colorectal cancer to the liver. Most patients are initially diagnosed with an ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Pairing a new approach with an old drug may be an effective approach to treat common cancers. In a landmark study, researchers identified a new signalling pathway that regulates the internal diet of ... read more

Metformin, Vitamin D3 Show Impressive Promise in Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Mar. 23, 2015 — The concept was simple: if two compounds each individually show promise in preventing colon cancer, surely it's worth trying the two together to see if even greater impact is possible. Not only ... read more

Germline TP53 Mutations in Patients With Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer

Mar. 12, 2015 — In a group of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer at 40 or younger, 1.3 percent of the patients carried germline TP53 gene mutations, although none of the patients met the clinical criteria for ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — Colon cancer is a heavily studied disease -- and for good reason. It is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and its numbers are on the rise, from 500,00 deaths in 1990 to ... read more

Reaching '80 Percent by 2018' Would Prevent More Than 20,000 Colorectal Cancer Deaths Per Year

Mar. 12, 2015 — Increasing colorectal cancer screening rates to 80 percent by 2018 would prevent an additional 21,000 colorectal cancer deaths per year by 2030, according to a new ... read more

Naproxen Plus Acid Blocking Drug Shows Promise in Preventing Bladder Cancer

Mar. 11, 2015 — Researchers combined the NSAID naproxen with the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole and found it reduced the incidence of bladder cancer in rats. The anti-inflammatory class of drugs NSAIDs have shown ... read more

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancers

Mar. 9, 2015 — Eating a vegetarian diet was associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancers compared with nonvegetarians in a study of Seventh-Day Adventist men and women, according to a new ... read more

Tumor Location in Colorectal Cancer May Influence Survival

Feb. 24, 2015 — The two halves of the human colon have different embryonic origins and gene expression patterns, and these differences may also play a role in cancer biology, according to a study. Over the three ... read more

Adults Wtih Disabilities Screened for Cancer Less Often

Feb. 26, 2015 — Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are much less likely to be screened for colorectal cancer, research shows. "As individuals with intellectual and developmental ... read more

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