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New cancer drug target involving lipid chemical messengers

11 hours 21 min ago
More than half of human cancers have abnormally upregulated chemical signals related to lipid metabolism, yet how these signals are controlled during tumor formation is not fully understood.

MRIs enable non-invasive tracking of emerging cell therapies

11 hours 21 min ago
Cellular therapeutics - using intact cells to treat and cure disease - is a hugely promising new approach in medicine but it is hindered by the inability of doctors and scientists to effectively...

Colorectal cancer relapses may be predicted by expression of five genes

September 19, 2014 - 08:00
Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Oncology-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (ICO-IDIBELL), led by David Garcia-Molleví have identified 5 genes differentially expressed in normal...

Novel way found to block gene driving cancer growth

September 17, 2014 - 07:00
'When you want to keep an alligator from biting you, you can tie its mouth shut. We took another approach: We put a stick in its mouth to hold it open.

Using immunotoxins to kill colon cancer

September 10, 2014 - 08:00
These days, cancer researchers aim to design targeted and specific therapy - those that kill cancer but spare the surrounding tissue.

Genetic factors identified that are involved in pediatric ulcerative colitis

September 6, 2014 - 07:00
UCLA researchers were part of a team that has discovered the interplay of several genetic factors that may be involved in the development of early-onset ulcerative colitis, a severe type of...

A subset of stage III colon cancer patients benefit from new treatment

September 2, 2014 - 07:00
A subset of patients with stage III colon cancer had improved survival rates when treated with irinotecan-based therapy, according to a new study in Gastroenterology1 , the official journal of the...

Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth found on hollow-head toothbrushes

September 1, 2014 - 08:00
Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of...

Long-term colorectal-cancer mortality after adenoma removal lower than previously thought

August 29, 2014 - 08:00
Patients with intestinal polyps have a lower risk of dying from cancer than previously thought, according to Norwegian researchers. The Norwegian study is the world's largest of its kind.

Medicaid reimbursements may affect cancer screening rates among beneficiaries

August 26, 2014 - 08:00
A recent study has found that in states with higher Medicaid payments for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to be screened for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal...

Insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer

August 25, 2014 - 07:00
A study recently published in the journal Carcinogenesis by researchers at the University of Kansas shows a new role for the protein adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) in suppressing colorectal cancer...

Medicaid: do differing state reimbursement policies affect cancer screening?

August 25, 2014 - 07:00
New research examining state-specific differences in Medicaid policies may be having an impact on screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.

Discovery of crucial step in DNA repair could lead to new therapies

August 20, 2014 - 07:00
Scientists at Washington State University have identified a crucial step in DNA repair that could lead to targeted gene therapy for hereditary diseases such as "children of the moon" and a common...

Sanofi launches authorized generic version of Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin injection)

August 14, 2014 - 09:00
Sanofi US has announced that it has launched an authorized generic version of Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin injection) through Winthrop US, the company's generics division.

FDA approves first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer

August 13, 2014 - 09:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the...

Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening reduces colorectal cancer incidence and rate of death

August 12, 2014 - 20:00
Among about 100,000 study participants, screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy resulted in a reduced incidence and rate of death of colorectal cancer, compared to no screening, according to a study...

Fast, low-cost technique 'makes effective anti-cancer molecules'

August 12, 2014 - 07:00
A quick and inexpensive method to make anti-cancer molecules - already proven to be effective against colon cancer cells - has been created by researchers from the UK.

Understanding stem cell behavior of the human bowel could lead to preventive measures for bowel cancer

August 11, 2014 - 07:00
For the first time, scientists have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may...

Low uptake of colorectal cancer screening by African Americans revealed in a Veterans Affairs healthcare network

August 8, 2014 - 08:00
According to researchers in California, African Americans' participation in colorectal cancer screening is low and the use of colonoscopy infrequent despite similar access to care across races in a...

Task force recommends genetic testing of tumor for colorectal cancer patients

August 7, 2014 - 08:00
US Multi-Society Task Force releases consensus statement on genetic evaluation and management of lynch syndrome.Of the 143,000 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually in the U.S.