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Bio-marker set forms the basis for new blood test to detect colorectal cancer

March 30, 2015 - 09:00
Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer globally and the second most common cause of cancer deaths.

High intake of marine omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids associated with lower risk of MSI colorectal cancers

March 30, 2015 - 07:00
High intake of marine omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is associated with lower risk of microsatellite instable (MSI) colorectal cancers (CRCs) but not microsatellite stable (MSS) CRCs...

Protecting nerve tissue during bowel surgery

March 27, 2015 - 09:00
After bowel surgery, more than half of the patients suffer from irreparable nerve damage.

Powerful new "Tips From Former Smokers" ads focus on living with vision loss and colorectal cancer

March 27, 2015 - 09:00
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching its 2015 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign with a series of powerful new ads featuring former smokers who suffer from smoking-related...

Blood test can help some bowel cancer patients avoid unnecessary drug side-effects

March 27, 2015 - 08:00
Manchester researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy.

Singapore identifies mutations that may enable earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer recurrence

March 27, 2015 - 08:00
The findings will be used to develop diagnostic kits for individual patients with colorectal cancer to detect future liver metastasisA multi-disciplinary team of doctors and scientists from...

Men who kept highly fit in midlife reduced their cancer death risks in older life

March 27, 2015 - 07:00
Keeping fit is good for the heart, and now oncologists have evidence that keeping fit in midlife may reduce the risk of death from cancer after the age of 65 years.

Incidence of colorectal cancer increasing in young people: family doctors urged to be on the alert for alarm symptoms

March 26, 2015 - 10:00
United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is calling for primary care physicians to be more alert to the symptoms of colorectal cancer (CRC) in young people, as worrying evidence emerges of a growing...

Combining the old and new to kill cancer cells

March 26, 2015 - 07:00
A team of Singapore based scientists have found that pairing a new approach with an old drug may be an effective approach to treat common cancers. In a landmark study, Professor David Virshup and Dr.

Metformin and vitamin D3 show impressive promise in preventing colorectal cancer

March 26, 2015 - 07:00
Case Western Reserve scientists collaborate with China's Lanzhou University investigators in exploring the dual compound strategyThe concept was simple: If two compounds each individually show...

Anti-diabetic drug metformin and vitamin D3 show impressive promise in preventing colorectal cancer

March 25, 2015 - 09:00
The concept was simple: If two compounds each individually show promise in preventing colon cancer, surely it's worth trying the two together to see if even greater impact is possible.

New potential for personalized treatments in bowel cancer

March 25, 2015 - 07:00
Scientists have found that genetic changes in bowel tumours are linked to the way the body's immune system responds to the cancer, according to research published in the journal Oncoimmunology.

Tumour determination in bowel cancer: blood test replaces surgery

March 19, 2015 - 09:00
A new study at the MedUni Vienna's Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) is assessing patients with metastasised bowel cancer to determine whether it is possible to characterise tumour and better...

Penn vet team points to new colon cancer culprit

March 18, 2015 - 08:00
Colon cancer is a heavily studied disease -- and for good reason. It is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and its numbers are on the rise, from 500,000 deaths in 1990 to...

Genetic variations may influence effect of aspirin, NSAIDs on colorectal cancer risk

March 18, 2015 - 07:00
While numerous studies have linked aspirin and NSAID use to lower risk of colorectal cancer, a new study claims this association may depend on specific genetic variations.

Liver-sparing operation associated with higher survival rates in cancer patients

March 17, 2015 - 07:00
A surgical approach in which a surgeon removes less than a lobe of the liver in a patient undergoing an operation for liver cancer is associated with lower mortality and complication rates, according...

Advanced screening test to improve European colorectal cancer survival rates

March 16, 2015 - 09:00
Colorectal cancer is the most common type of GI cancer in Europe, with 342,137 new cases recorded in the EU in 2012.

Reaching '80 percent by 2018' would prevent more than 20,000 colorectal cancer deaths per year

March 16, 2015 - 07:00
Increasing colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% by 2018 would prevent an additional 21,000 colorectal cancer deaths per year by 2030, according to a new study.

Intestinal gas could be used to diagnose diseases

March 16, 2015 - 07:00
Microbes in the human body are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, yet research on how they affect health is still in its infancy.

Two out of 3 people with invasive cancer are surviving 5 years or more

March 13, 2015 - 09:00
Two out of 3 people diagnosed with cancer survive five years or more, according to a CDC study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.