Colon Cancer News
May 23, 2017

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May 23, 2017

May 8, 2017 — In experiments with human colon cancer cells and mice, a team led by scientists say they have evidence that cancer arises when a normal part of cells' machinery generally used to repair DNA ... read more

New Alternative to Colonoscopy Is as Easy as Swallowing a Pill

Mar. 15, 2017 — The patient ingests a capsule containing two miniature cameras on either end. As the capsule travels through the digestive tract, it captures images and wirelessly transmits them to a recorder the ... read more

Newly Discovered DNA Enhancers Help Switch on Colorectal Cancer

Mar. 7, 2017 — Genetic mutations can increase a person's cancer risk, but other gene 'enhancer' elements may also be responsible for disease progression, according to new research. In a breakthrough ... read more

Scientists Discover Metabolic Pathway That Drives Tumor Growth in Aggressive Cancers

Mar. 2, 2017 — A rheumatoid arthritis drug can block a metabolic pathway that occurs in tumors with a common cancer-causing gene mutation, offering a new possible therapy for aggressive cancers with few therapeutic ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers analyzed RNA from patients with disease that was limited to the lungs as well as cancers that had ... read more

Tumor-Targeting System Uses Cancer's Own Mechanisms to Betray Its Location

Feb. 15, 2017 — By hijacking a cancer cell's own metabolism, researchers have found a way to tag and target elusive cancers with small-molecule sugars. This opens treatment pathways for cancers that are not ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Modeling human organs on a small scale has been a major goal of researchers focused on improving the discovery of drug compounds that can target specific tissue cells, such as cancerous tumors. Now ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that people with cancers containing genetic mutations JAK1 or JAK2, which are known to prevent tumors from recognizing or receiving signals from T cells to stop growing, ... read more

Poor Metabolic Health in Some Normal-Weight Women May Increase Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Feb. 1, 2017 — Among postmenopausal women who were normal weight, those who were metabolically unhealthy had a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer compared with those who were metabolically healthy, ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — Modifying the shape of IRAK-M, a protein that controls inflammation, can significantly reduce the clinical progression of inflammation and colon cancer in pre-clinical animal ... read more

Overuse of Chemotherapy Among Younger Patients With Colon Cancer, Findings Suggest

Jan. 26, 2017 — Young and middle-aged patients with colon cancer are nearly two to eight times more likely to receive postoperative chemotherapy than older patients, yet there seems to be no added survival benefits ... read more

Food Additive E171: First Findings of Oral Exposure to Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have studied the effects of oral exposure to titanium dioxide, an additive (E171) commonly used in foodstuffs, especially confectionary. They have shown for the first time that E171 ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — The protein PHLDB3, thought to be a potential tumor suppressor, actually allows cancer cells to thrive in pancreatic, prostate, colon, breast, lung, and other common cancers, researchers have found. ... read more

New Biomarker Allows Better Prediction of Survival for Patients With Colorectal Metastases

Jan. 23, 2017 — Liver metastases are formed from cancer cells that have originated in other organs and migrated to the liver via the bloodstream. Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon/rectum) can be successfully ... read more

Affordable Care Act Made Cancer Screening More Accessible for Millions, Study Finds

Jan. 19, 2017 — The Affordable Care Act helped make recommended cancer screening more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, according to new ... read more

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

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