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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

New Genes Identified That Regulate the Spread of Cancers

Jan. 11, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a new biological target for drugs to reduce the spread of tumours in cancer patients. The study with genetically modified mice found 23 genes that are involved in ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — The importance of glutamine has been made clear as a colon cancer specific metabolism. It is known that glutamine metabolism is important for pancreatic cancer, but the importance of glutamine ... read more

Place Matters in Late Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer, Study Finds

Jan. 9, 2017 — In addition to a person's race or ethnicity, where they live can matter in terms of whether they are diagnosed at a late stage for colorectal cancer, according to a recent ... read more

Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit from Delayed Chemotherapy After Surgery

Jan. 5, 2017 — Patients with a common form of lung cancer may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to four months after surgery, according to a team of ... read more

Enzyme Could Protect Against Type of Colorectal Cancer by Suppressing Tumors, Study Finds

Jan. 3, 2017 — An enzyme that plays an active role in inflammation could be a natural way to suppress tumors and ulcers in the colon that are found in colitis associated cancer (CAC), a type of colorectal cancer ... read more

Nanodiscs Deliver Personalized Cancer Therapy to Immune System

Dec. 26, 2016 — Researchers have had initial success in mice using nanodiscs to deliver a customized therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of colon and melanoma cancer ... read more

Colorectal Cancer Prevention: A Proven Benefit of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Dec. 19, 2016 — The comparative effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements have now been evaluated in preventing the recurrence of advanced neoplasia (polyps that ... read more

Avoiding Over-the-Counter Heartburn Medications Could Save Cancer Patients' Lives

Dec. 16, 2016 — Something as seemingly harmless as a heartburn pill could lead cancer patients to take a turn for the worse. A new study has discovered that proton pump inhibitors, which are very common medications ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — One in every six colorectal cancer patients (16 percent) diagnosed under age 50 has at least one inherited genetic mutation that increases his or her cancer risk and many of these mutations could go ... read more

Mystery Molecule Is a Key to Inhibiting Colon Cancer

Dec. 12, 2016 — Scientists tracking the protective role of the protein called NLRC3 have discovered multiple targets for drugs to switch on the cell's machinery to thwart colon cancer, outlines a new ... read more

Loss of ARID1A Protein Drives Onset, Progress of Colon Cancer

Dec. 12, 2016 — A team of scientists has developed a model system in mice that allows them to look closely at how a protein often mutated in human cancer exerts its tumor-silencing effects. The new findings shed ... read more

Phase I Trial Shows That a Drug That Inhibits the Notch Signalling Process Is Active in a Range of Advanced Cancers

Dec. 1, 2016 — A new anti-cancer drug that inhibits a key cell signalling process involved in many different cancers has shown that it is capable of stopping the progression of cancer and shrinking tumors. ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — The metabolite D-2-hydroxyglurate (D-2HG) promotes epithelial–mesenchymal transition of colorectal cancer cells, leading them to develop features of lower adherence to neighboring cells, increased ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — The introduction of cancer chemotherapy was a revolution for the treatment of this disease in those cases in which the cure is no longer possible only with the mere extirpation of the tumor. ... read more

Common Food Additive Promotes Colon Cancer in Mice

Nov. 7, 2016 — Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter intestinal bacteria in a manner that promotes intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer, ... read more

Weight Loss After Obesity Doesn’t Cut Risk of Certain Types of Cancer

Nov. 3, 2016 — Losing weight may not protect against colon and liver cancer, even though obesity is associated with increased risk of certain types of gastrointestinal ... read more

New Discovery in Understanding Chemotherapy Resistance Could Prevent Cancer Cells Fighting Back

Oct. 28, 2016 — Scientists have discovered the key to preventing resistance to common chemotherapy used to treat breast and colon cancer, offering hope to an improvement to cancer ... read more

Prognostic Role of Side Where Colon Cancer Occurs

Oct. 27, 2016 — Does the location of colon cancer – left or right side – matter for survival? A new report reviewed medical literature to examine the prognostic role of a primary colon cancer tumor being located ... read more

Fat in Feces Points to Early Presence of Colorectal Cancer

Oct. 25, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Using ultrasensitive, high-speed technology, the researchers identified a suite of ... read more

New Research Verifies TASINs as Viable Target for Colon Cancer Therapies

Oct. 20, 2016 — A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cells with a mutation that is considered to be a precursor to colon cancer, while sparing related normal cells, cancer biologists have ... read more

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