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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Higher Survival Rate for Overweight Colorectal Cancer Patients Than Normal-Weight Patients

May 19, 2016 — Overweight colorectal cancer patients were 55 percent less likely to die from their cancer than normal-weight patients who have the disease, according to a new ... read more

May 17, 2016 — While investigating a potential therapeutic target for the ERK1 and 2 pathway, a widely expressed signaling molecule known to drive cancer growth in one third of patients with colorectal cancer, ... read more

American Cancer Society Report Assesses Progress Against Goals Set for Nation

May 13, 2016 — A new report assesses how the nation fared against the ambitious challenge goal set by the American Cancer Society to reduce the cancer death rates by 50 percent over 25 years ending in ... 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

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Mitoxantrone May Be Linked to Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

May 11, 2016 — The multiple sclerosis (MS) drug mitoxantrone may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study. Mitoxantrone suppresses the immune system. It was first developed as ... read more

Findings Light the Way for New Treatments in Colitis, Colon Cancer

May 4, 2016 — Certain sugars produced by the body play an important role in the development of colitis and, ultimately, colon cancer. This new finding could potentially lead to therapies for ulcerative colitis, ... read more

Ozanimod as Effective in Treating Ulcerative Colitis, Study Shows

May 4, 2016 — Ozanimod, a novel drug molecule, is moderately effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, researchers have demonstrated. Ulcerative colits is a debilitating autoimmune disease that causes ... read more

Cholesterol Levels, Not Statins, Influence Colorectal Cancer Risk

Apr. 26, 2016 — Long-term use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins does not appear to decrease a patient's risk of colorectal cancer, suggests a new, large case-control ... read more

Precision Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

Apr. 18, 2016 — Experts have debuted their latest progress in precision prevention -- an in-the-works method to predict risk of colorectal cancer that integrates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk ... 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

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