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July 30, 2015

Applying New Jersey Population Traits to Louisiana Reverses Colorectal Cancer Trends

July 21, 2015 — If Louisiana had the same risk factors, screening uptake, and survival rates as New Jersey, incidence and mortality from the disease would drop to levels below that of New ... read more

Discovery Promises New Treatments to Thwart Colon Cancer

June 19, 2015 — Scientists have discovered how an immune system protein, called AIM2 (Absent in Melanoma 2), plays a role in determining the aggressiveness of colon cancer. They found that AIM2 deficiency causes ... read more

New Biomarkers Might Help Personalize Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment

June 17, 2015 — Metastatic colorectal cancer patients tend to live longer when they respond to the first line of chemotherapy their doctors recommend. To better predict how patients will respond to chemotherapy ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Pet dogs may be humans' best friends in a new arena of life: cancer treatment, says a veterinary clinical medicine. Physiological similarities between dogs and humans, and conserved genetics ... read more

Researchers Identify New Stem Cell Population Important in the Growth of Colon Cancer

June 16, 2015 — A previously unknown, long-lived radiation-resistant stem cell population in the colon has been identified by researchers. Most importantly, they also found that these stem cells can give rise to ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Adding cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavor and smell, to the diet of mice, scientists have discovered that mice were protected against colorectal ... read more

Colorectal Cancer Genetically Different in Older and Younger Patients

May 29, 2015 — While the overall rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) is declining, CRC specifically among young patients is increasing. Previous studies have shown that CRC in patients younger than 50 years old tends ... read more

Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Screening May Be Promising for African-Americans, Study Finds

May 18, 2015 — Stool DNA (sDNA) testing, a new non-invasive technology for colon cancer screening, is a promising alternative to colonoscopy for African Americans, according to a new study. According to the ... read more

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

Contraceptive, Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Used to Treat Cancer

May 14, 2015 — The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug, Bezafibrate, and a contraceptive steroid, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, researchers ... read more

Economic Burden of Cancer Extends Into Survivorship

May 13, 2015 — The economic burden of cancer extends beyond diagnosis and treatment, and concludes that cancer survivors face thousands of dollars of excess medical expenses every year, a new study concludes. ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Three-dimensional cultures (or 'organoids') derived from the tumors of cancer patients closely replicate key properties of the original tumors, reveals a study. These 'organoid' ... read more

Metabolic Link Between Bacterial 'Biofilms' and Colon Cancer Found

May 7, 2015 — A team of scientists has uncovered a big clue to how bacteria may promote some colon cancers. The study used novel metabolomic technologies to reveal molecular evidence suggesting a vicious circle in ... read more

How Aspirin Fights Colorectal Cancer

Apr. 30, 2015 — Taking aspirin reduces a person's risk of colorectal cancer, but the molecular mechanisms involved have remained unknown until a recent discovery. discovered that aspirin might exert its ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — In certain types of cancer, nerves and cancer cells enter an often lethal and intricate waltz where cancer cells and nerves move toward one another and eventually engage in such a way that the cancer ... 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

Toxic Mushroom-Based Drug May Help Battle Colorectal Cancer

Apr. 22, 2015 — For some time, cancer scientists have considered the toxin, alpha-amanatin derived from “death cap” mushrooms, as a possible cancer treatment. However, due to its penchant for causing liver ... read more

Long Non-Coding RNA Modulates Colorectal Cancer Metabolism

Apr. 20, 2015 — Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) are unusual in that they don’t encode proteins like normal RNA. Yet they do play a role in regulating cellular functions and interest cancer ... read more

Oral Milk Thistle Extract Stops Colorectal Cancer Stem Cells from Growing Tumors

Apr. 20, 2015 — A new study shows that orally administering the chemical silibinin, purified from milk thistle, slows the ability of colorectal cancer stem cells to grow the disease. When stem cells from tumors ... 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

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