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Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer almost always occurs in the large bowel - cancer of the small bowel is rare. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include blood in your stools, a change in normal bowel habits, a lump that your doctor can feel in your back passage, weight loss, pain in the abdomen or back passage, and anemia. Treatment depends on where the cancer is in the bowel and how far it has spread but may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
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Johns Hopkins scientist programs robot for 'soft tissue' surgery

May 5, 2016 - 09:00
Project aims to improve results for patients, expand availability of surgery.

Findings light the way for new treatments in colitis, colon cancer

May 5, 2016 - 09:00
An Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist has discovered that certain sugars produced by the body play an important role in the development of colitis and, ultimately, colon cancer.

Ovary removal may increase the risk of colorectal cancer

May 4, 2016 - 10:00
Colorectal cancer may rise in women who have their ovaries removed, according to new research.

New treatment for refractory metastatic colorectal cancer: Servier receives marketing authorisation for Lonsurf

April 29, 2016 - 09:00
Servier announced that the European Commission has granted a Marketing Authorisation for LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil), formerly known as TAS?102, in the European Union (EU) for the...

Cholesterol levels, not statins, influence colorectal cancer risk

April 27, 2016 - 15:00
Indication bias' may explain link between statin use and cancer risk. Long-term use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins does not appear to decrease a patient's risk of...

Confounding rather than causation may explain association between statin use and lower risk of colorectal cancer

April 26, 2016 - 18:00
Both statin use and increased cholesterol have been linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer.

Noninvasive test detected colorectal cancer in previously unscreened patients

April 19, 2016 - 18:00
A noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test detected the disease in patients who had previously avoided more invasive screening measures, according to research presented at the AACR Annual...

Genomic makeup of colorectal cancers predicts immune system ability to fight tumors

April 15, 2016 - 10:00
Colorectal cancers heavily bedecked with tumor-related proteins called neoantigens are likely to be permeated with disease-fighting white blood cells, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute...

Antioxidants in antidiabetic drugs may fuel cancer spread, mouse study shows

April 14, 2016 - 12:00
Yet another study exposes antioxidants' potential to fuel the spread of cancer--this time for antioxidants found in a specific type of antidiabetic medication.

Only half of advanced rectal cancer patients receiving standard therapy

April 14, 2016 - 10:00
Socioeconomic factors may explain lack of use. While use of the standard therapy leading to the best outcome against locally advanced rectal cancer has increased over the past decade, only half...

Moffitt researchers discover liver metastases have different radiation sensitivities

April 13, 2016 - 08:00
Liver metastases derived from colorectal tumors are more resistant to radiation therapy than liver metastases from non-colorectal tumorsRadiation is a commonly used therapeutic option to treat...

Aspirin benefits reaffirmed for CVD and colorectal cancer

April 12, 2016 - 08:00
Aspirin has been reaffirmed as effective against cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer for people aged 50-69, as long as the patient is not at risk of bleeding.

Cancer thwarts treatment by 'stealing' blood vessels

April 8, 2016 - 11:00
Cancers can resist treatment by 'stealing' blood vessels from nearby tissues, a new study shows.

Nanoparticles show promise for treating intestinal inflammation, study finds

April 8, 2016 - 07:00
Nanoparticles designed to block a cell-surface molecule that plays a key role in inflammation could be a safe treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to researchers in the...

Controlling cell turnover in the intestinal lining

April 6, 2016 - 14:00
The lining of the intestine is the most rapidly-renewing tissue in the body.

Three glycosyltransferases identified as significant mutational targets in colon cancer

April 5, 2016 - 16:00
Little is known about the molecular basis of aberrant protein glycosylation, a complex enzymatic process that is a hallmark of many human cancers including colorectal cancers (CRC), and how it may...

Daily coffee, even decaf, may protect against colorectal cancer

April 1, 2016 - 15:00
Drinking coffee every day, even decaffeinated coffee, may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by up to 50%, according to a new study.

Researchers identify new strategy for discovering colorectal cancer drugs

March 30, 2016 - 12:00
University of Florida pharmacy researchers have identified novel drug targets and a new screening method for drugs affecting the signaling pathways in colorectal cancer.

Reminder letter encourages more people to take bowel scope screening test

March 30, 2016 - 11:00
Jogging the memory with a reminder letter to those who don't respond to their bowel scope screening invitation could mean more people would take the test, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded...

New treatment reduces precancerous polyps in hereditary cancer patients

March 23, 2016 - 12:00
Inheriting a mutation in the APC gene leads to a nearly 100% lifetime risk of colorectal cancer.