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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Colorectal Cancer Rate Rising Among Younger People

May 24, 2016 — A new study shows the rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) continues to increase in individuals under 50 years old, despite the fact that the overall rate of the disease has been declining in recent ... read more

Dietary Experiments in Mice Point the Way to Early Detection of Cancer in Humans

May 23, 2016 — Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the Western world, mainly because it is usually diagnosed too late. Finding ways to identify those people who are at ... read more

Blood Marker Determines Who Will Respond to Colorectal Cancer Drug

May 13, 2016 — Cancer researchers have identified a marker that shows up in a blood test that determines which patients with colorectal cancer that has spread would benefit from receiving the drug ... read more

Experimental Drug Guadecitabine Found Safe in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Apr. 16, 2016 — In a small, phase I clinical trial, researchers say they show for the first time that the experimental drug guadecitabine (SGI-110) is safe in combination with the chemotherapy drug irinotecan and ... read more

Specific Gene in the Tumor Determines the Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment

Apr. 14, 2016 — A cancer treatment can be basically effective but, equally, it may have negative consequences. Therefore, it has not been possible to determine prior to treatment whether a patient will benefit from ... read more

Certain Types of Polyps May Warrant Keeping Closer Tabs on the Colon

Apr. 14, 2016 — Being on the lookout for certain features of polyps may help physicians keep a closer eye on patients at risk for colorectal ... read more

Protein Discovered That Spreads Cancer

Apr. 13, 2016 — Aggressive cancer cells spread from a tumor to another part of the body through the blood vessel. To be able get in and out of the blood vessel, the cancer cell needs to penetrate tissue Researchers ... read more

Researchers Discover Liver Metastases Have Different Radiation Sensitivities

Apr. 12, 2016 — Radiation is a commonly used therapeutic option to treat liver metastases, with the majority of tumors maintained under control after one year. However, some patients do not respond as well to ... read more

Misregulation of DNA Building Blocks Associated With the Development of Colon Cancer

Apr. 12, 2016 — When cells divide, the proper balance between the four DNA building blocks is required in order for the DNA to be copied without the introduction of potentially harmful mutations. Researchers have ... read more

Post-Menopausal Women Taking Metformin for Diabetes May Be at Lower Risk of Cancer

Apr. 7, 2016 — Post-menopausal women who use metformin long-term for the treatment of diabetes may be at lower risk for developing certain cancers and dying from these diseases, reports a large prospective study. ... read more

Three Glycosyltransferases Identified as Significant Mutational Targets in Colon Cancer

Apr. 4, 2016 — Scientists have successfully characterized the mutational landscapes of glycosylation-associated genes in colon cancer, identifying three glycosyltransferases as significant mutational targets in ... read more

Coffee Consumption Linked to Decreased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Apr. 1, 2016 — Researchers have found that coffee consumption, including decaf, instant and espresso, decreases the risk of colorectal cancer. Moreover, these benefits increase the more coffee you ... read more

Model of Tumor Spreading May Help Doctors Pinpoint Best Treatment

Mar. 23, 2016 — Scientists have invented a “metastasis-on-a-chip” system believed to be one of the first laboratory models of cancer spreading from one 3D tissue to another. They hope the technology can one day ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Colorectal cancer, one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, is not a commonly discussed disease. Often symptom-less in early stages, the cancer is more difficult to treat as ... read more

Broccoli Ingredient Has Positive Influence on Drug Efficacy

Mar. 14, 2016 — Colon cancer cells that are pretreated with an ingredient found in cruciferous vegetables are more likely to be killed by a cancer drug that is currently in development, found scientists. This is one ... read more

Early Detection: Colorectal Cancer Rates Declining in Germany

Mar. 11, 2016 — The introduction of screening colonoscopy in Germany is showing results: Within ten years of the start of this screening program for the early detection of colorectal cancer, the number of new cases ... read more

Colorectal Cancer Biomarker Discovered, Leading to Potential Personalized Treatment

Mar. 10, 2016 — Researchers report that they have found markedly low levels of the protein NLRX1 in multiple laboratory models of colorectal cancer, and in samples of human tissue. Studies have shown that the ... read more

Cancer Expert Says Public Health, Prevention Measures Are Key to Defeating Cancer

Mar. 3, 2016 — Is investment in research to develop new treatments the best approach to controlling cancer? Many people believe that the time is right for another big push to defeat cancer, including President ... read more

Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked to Lower Risk for Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers

Mar. 3, 2016 — Regular low doses of aspirin for at least six years was associated with a modestly reduced overall risk for cancer, primarily due to a lower risk for gastrointestinal tract cancer, especially ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Cancer of the colon or rectum is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 140,000 ... read more

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