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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Discovery of a Novel Wnt Inhibitor With Potential to Eradicate Colorectal Cancer Stem Cells, Report Researchers

Aug. 26, 2016 — A team of researchers has announced the development of a novel small-molecule Wnt inhibitor named NCB-0846. Wnt signaling is a key pathway of cancer stem cell development. The inhibitor may provide a ... read more

Answering the Call for Quality Colorectal Cancer Patient Info

Aug. 22, 2016 — Patients depend on the Internet for health information, but when it comes to colorectal cancer, currently available resources are not meeting their ... read more

Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Early-Stage Colon Cancer May Improve Survival

July 15, 2016 — Researchers and physicians have grappled with the role of 'adjuvant,' or post-surgery, chemotherapy for patients with early-stage colon cancer, even for cancers considered high risk. Now ... read more

Rat Study Shows Gut Microbes Play a Role in Colon Cancer Susceptibility

July 13, 2016 — The microscopic organisms that live in our gut do more than help us digest food. A new study in rats bolsters a growing body of evidence that the complex mix of microorganisms found in the gut, known ... read more

Engineered Human Colon Model Could Aid in Cancer Research

July 11, 2016 — A multi-institution collaboration has published research on a tissue-engineering method that allows forward genetics screening on human tissue. The team created a human colon model by first deleting ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Scientists report they have used a genetic test that spots bits of cancer-related DNA circulating in the blood to accurately predict the likelihood of the disease's return in some -- but not all ... read more

New Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

July 6, 2016 — New consensus guidelines have been released for the management of metastatic colorectal cancer that reflect an increasingly personalized approach to ... read more

Genetic Mutations Found Linked to Rare Cases of Multiple Bowel Tumors

July 5, 2016 — Researchers have identified genetic mutations affecting the immune system which may lead to the development of more than one bowel tumour at the same time. Understanding how these cancers develop ... read more

Incidence of Cancer in Patients With Large Colorectal Polyps Lower Than Previously Thought

June 30, 2016 — For the majority of patients with large or difficult to remove colorectal polyps (growths in the colon), the incidence of cancer is actually lower than previously thought, and using more advanced ... read more

Anti-PD-L1 Immunotherapy Responsive in Microsatellite-Stable mCRC Comb With MEK Inhibition

June 29, 2016 — Anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy may achieve a response in patients with microsatellite-stable metastatic colorectal cancer if combined with a MEK inhibitor, according to phase I ... read more

Food’s Transit Time Through Body Is a Key Factor in Digestive Health

June 27, 2016 — The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the way. This means that transit ... read more

Primary Care Visits Result in More Colon Cancer Screening, Better Followups

June 24, 2016 — People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results -- even in health systems that ... read more

Pretargeted Radioimmunotherapy May Eliminate Colorectal Cancer

June 13, 2016 — An emerging cancer therapy has colorectal tumors surrounded. A novel radioimmunotherapy combines a cancer-seeking antibody with potent radionuclide agents, resulting in complete remission of ... read more

June 10, 2016 — It is well known that the drug ASA, also known internationally as Aspirin, has analgesic and fever-reducing properties. However, this drug may also increase the likelihood of surviving colon ... read more

Constipated? Study Finds Surprising Cause

June 8, 2016 — A new study has shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. The finding advances the science on herpes, and could help patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases with no ... read more

Wnt Stem Cell Signaling Pathway Implicated in Colorectal Cancer in Patients Under 50

June 4, 2016 — A study of 4,699 tumor samples finds Wnt pathway genes CTNNB1 and FAM123B specifically upregulated in colorectal cancer of patients under age ... read more

Walnuts May Improve Your Colon Health

June 2, 2016 — Eating walnuts may change gut bacteria in a way that suppresses colon cancer, researchers report. A team of researchers found that mice that ate 7-10.5 percent of their total calories as walnuts ... read more

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

Sequencing Analysis Identifies Genomic Alterations in Colorectal Precancers

May 24, 2016 — Whole-exome sequencing of both colorectal adenomas (precancers often called polyps) and intestinal mucosa at risk for developing into adenomas from patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) ... 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

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