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May 6, 2016

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May 6, 2016

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

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

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

Cancer Patients With Limited Finances Are More Likely to Have Increased Symptoms and Poorer Quality of Life

Feb. 29, 2016 — If you're a lung or colorectal cancer patient, what's in your wallet could determine your level of suffering and quality of life during treatment, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — A new discovery suggests that a genetic predisposition to cancer preceded the advent of modernization -- and, in a bizarre twist, they discovered this evidence in an 18th-century Hungarian ... read more

Understanding the Role of Human Polyomaviruses in Cancer

Feb. 25, 2016 — A new method to screen tumor samples for the presence of any human polyomavirus has been created by a team of researchers. Their study found no evidence for the involvement of human polyomaviruses in ... read more

High Side Effects, High Cost, One Month Gain in 53 Percent of Elderly Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients

Feb. 25, 2016 — More than half of elderly metastatic colorectal cancer patients are receiving three or more treatments, increasing cost and side effects with only one-month gain in median survival, new research ... read more

New Canadian Recommendation Against Colonoscopy for Routine Screening of Colorectal Cancer

Feb. 22, 2016 — Physicians should screen for colorectal cancer in asymptomatic, low-risk adults aged 50 to 74 years every two years using fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), or flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years, ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Biomedical engineers have shown how colon cancer development is intricately linked to a specific microRNA that dictates how cells divide. The new study points to a link between chronic gut ... read more

Rate of Office Visits, Cumulative Costs Prior to Colonoscopies for Colon Cancer Screening

Feb. 2, 2016 — Researchers analyzed billing data to determine the proportion of colonoscopies for colon cancer screening and polyp surveillance that were preceded by office visits and the associated payments for ... read more

Turning Down the Volume on Cancer

Feb. 2, 2016 — When the audio on your television set is too loud, you simply turn down the volume. What if we could do the same for signaling in our bodies that essentially causes normal cells to turn cancerous? ... read more

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