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Cancer screening concerns

March 3, 2015 - 09:00
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are much less likely to be screened for colorectal cancer, research showsAccording to new research, adults in Ontario with intellectual and...

Novel precision medicine tool could help personalize cancer treatments

March 2, 2015 - 09:00
By measuring how vigorously tumor cells turn on "self-destruct" signals when exposed to different cancer drugs, a novel lab test can predict within less than 24 hours which agent is most likely to...

Tumor location in colorectal cancer may influence survival

February 26, 2015 - 09:00
The two halves of the human colon have different embryonic origins and gene expression patterns, and these differences may also play a role in cancer biology, according to a study published in the...

Certain factors influence whether cancer patients involve family members in treatment decisions

February 25, 2015 - 08:00
Family members often play an important role in providing care for patients with cancer, but which patients are more or less likely to involve family members in decisions regarding their care is not...

Small molecule might help reduce cancer in at-risk population, Stanford study finds

February 25, 2015 - 08:00
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that by changing the selectivity of an enzyme, a small molecule could potentially be used to decrease the likelihood of...

Customized DNA rings aid early cancer detection in mice, Stanford study finds

February 25, 2015 - 08:00
Imagine: You pop a pill into your mouth and swallow it. It dissolves, releasing tiny particles that are absorbed and cause only cancerous cells to secrete a specific protein into your bloodstream.

Discovery of the genetic fingerprint of aggressive colon tumours

February 24, 2015 - 10:00
About 40-50% of all colorectal patients relapse in the form of metastasis. In the last three years, several molecular classifications have been proposed to identify colorectal cancer patients at...

Evolution may hold the key to more designer cancer drugs like Gleevec

February 24, 2015 - 08:00
Brandeis University researchers pave the way for a new approach to rational drug designThis is the story of Abl and Src -- two nearly identical protein kinases whose evolution may hold the key to...

Predicting cancers' cell of origin

February 21, 2015 - 08:00
By combining Epigenomics Roadmap and mutational landscape, researchers trace cancers' cell type of origin.

Young people 'have benefited more' from cancer advances

February 20, 2015 - 08:00
Despite advances in cancer care, older people's survival rates did not improve as much as younger people's from 1990 to 2010 in the US.

NUS pioneers novel strategy to prevent progression of inflammation-associated cancers

February 18, 2015 - 08:00
By targeting the specific pathological function of the 'culprit' molecule rather than inhibiting its gene expression, new approach facilitates development of cancer drugs with fewer side effectsA...

Bacteria protect intestinal tumor model from being killed by immune cells

February 16, 2015 - 08:00
Bacteria that are commonly found in the mouth are often abundant in patients with colon cancer, but the potential role these microbes play in tumor development has not been clear.

Cancer care 'rated more highly' if patients can share decisions

February 14, 2015 - 08:00
A large survey of patients with lung or colorectal cancer suggests that if doctors involve them in decisions about treatment, they are more likely to be rated highly.

Keck Medicine of USC researchers trace origins of colorectal cancer tumor cells

February 12, 2015 - 08:00
Big Bang' model of tumor growth provides view into how to stop cancer before it startsFor the first time, Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) cancer researchers have...

New approach to colorectal surgical care results in quicker recovery times and lower costs

February 10, 2015 - 08:00
New study utilizing the ACS NSQIP risk calculator demonstrates how a new protocol for colorectal surgical care improves patient outcomes and increases patient satisfactionA new multidisciplinary...

New £20 blood test being developed - a breakthrough in the diagnosis of bowel cancer

February 9, 2015 - 10:00
British and Irish scientists are developing a new £20 blood test for bowel cancer, which could save thousands of lives by spotting the disease at the earliest possible opportunity.

Colorectal cancer survivors who smoke 'have double risk of death'

February 4, 2015 - 11:00
Study finds that colorectal cancer survivors who smoke have twice the risk of death compared to non-smoking counterparts, adding to evidence of links between smoking and cancer.

'Visceral fear stops many attending cancer screening'

February 2, 2015 - 09:00
A number of different forms of fear affect the uptake of cancer screening, according to a large analysis of people invited for colorectal cancer testing.

Cancer fear and discomforting thoughts impact colorectal cancer screening uptake

January 29, 2015 - 10:00
Men and women who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but feeling uncomfortable at the thought of cancer makes them less likely to actually go for the test...

Care eliminates racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates, Stanford study finds

January 28, 2015 - 08:00
For the past two decades, the National Cancer Institute has documented a persistent racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates in the United States.