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Many colonoscopy patients do not accurately recall important exam details as time lapses

October 9, 2015 - 08:00
New study results show that patients' recollections of last exam date or presence of polyps are variableAs time lapses, many colonoscopy patients become less and less likely to recall when and...

Findings do not support routine use of minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer

October 8, 2015 - 14:00
Compared to open resection (surgical removal) for rectal cancer, minimally invasive laparoscopic-assisted resection did not provide better cancer outcomes, according to two studies in JAMA.

UT Southwestern researchers develop classification model for cancers caused by most frequently mutated gene in cancer

October 8, 2015 - 11:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed a classification for cancers caused by KRAS, the most frequently mutated gene in cancer, that could eventually help oncologists choose more...

Study finds considerable differences in bowel cancer deaths across Europe

October 7, 2015 - 11:00
Findings show important disparities between men and women and between specific regions in EuropeOver the past 40 years, deaths from bowel (colorectal) cancer have been falling in an...

Tolerant immune system may be a risk factor for some cancers

October 7, 2015 - 10:00
New research suggests that a tolerant immune system may be an independent risk factor for the development of lung, colorectal and ER-negative breast cancers.

Research calls for stricter screening recommendations for family history of colon cancer

October 7, 2015 - 09:00
If you have a close family member with colorectal cancer, don't delay screeningAll relatives of individuals with colorectal cancer are at increased risk for this cancer, regardless of the age of...

Bowel screening kit with extras could help save more lives

October 7, 2015 - 08:00
Thousands more people would take part in bowel cancer screening if the kit included extras, such as gloves and "poo catchers", according to a Cancer Research UK study published in Biomed Research...

Protein that helps cancer cells source food may offer new treatment target

October 6, 2015 - 10:00
A preliminary study suggests targeting a protein that helps cancer cells beat other types of cell to find and use food supplies could restrict tumor growth.

Identifying cancer's food sensors may help to halt tumor growth

October 6, 2015 - 10:00
Protein used by tumors to help them detect food supplies could be targeted to restrict cancerous cells' ability to growOxford University researchers have identified a protein used by tumours to...

Drinking trends across Europe increasing bowel cancer risk

October 5, 2015 - 15:00
It has been estimated that around one in 10 cases of bowel cancer can be linked to alcohol consumption1 and the risk increases the more alcohol you drink2.

Researcher calls for changes to colorectal cancer screening guidelines

October 5, 2015 - 07:00
Editorial suggests more research is needed to pinpoint age to end aggressive screeningColorectal cancer will claim the lives of close to 50,000 Americans this year, according to the American...

Genes of colon cancer recurrence differs among blacks, whites and Asians, Mayo Clinic study finds

October 2, 2015 - 10:00
The genetic makeup of colon cancer tumors and survival rates for patients with the disease differ by race, according to a study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, published in the...

'Avatars' reveal new genetic sources of drug response in late-stage colorectal therapy

October 1, 2015 - 08:00
Studies of human tumors in mice could eventually assist in tailoring therapies to individualsUsing pieces of human tumors grafted into mice, a team led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center...

Researchers develop effective program targeting first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer survivors

September 30, 2015 - 13:00
UCLA researchers have created an effective program to improve the likelihood of colorectal cancer screenings among first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer survivors.

Aspirin may double survival for cancer patients

September 29, 2015 - 16:00
Patients with gastrointestinal cancers who took aspirin after diagnosis were more than twice as likely to survive as those who did not take the drug, a new study finds.

Post diagnosis aspirin improves survival in all gastrointestinal cancers

September 28, 2015 - 16:00
Aspirin improves survival in patients with tumours situated throughout the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, results from a large study in The Netherlands show.

Dried plums may help lower colon cancer risk

September 28, 2015 - 14:00
New research shows that compounds found in dried plums may encourage healthy gut bacteria and decrease the development of aberrant crypt foci, lowering the risk of colon cancer.

Tumor necrosis factor in colitis -- bad actor or hero?

September 28, 2015 - 08:00
Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found that a common therapeutic target for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may actually protect against intestinal inflammation...

Discovery of differences between tumours of younger and older colorectal cancer patients may lead to better treatments

September 26, 2015 - 22:00
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is on the rise among younger patients. Although some of the younger-onset cases can be explained by hereditary factors, the majority arise spontaneously.

Scientists make critical step in detecting 'real' signs of bowel cancer

September 25, 2015 - 12:00
Scientists have made an important step in the study of how bowel cancer develops which could help put a stop to over-diagnosis and save the NHS millions in future.