Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News
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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A new detection method for tumour recurrence in bowel cancer patients is proving to be twice as effective as regular treatment.
Nintedanib improves progression-free survival but not overall survival in phase III trial of metastatic colorectal cancer
Nintedanib improves progression-free survival but not overall survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who are not responding to standard therapies, according to results of the phase...
Men with a high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a lower risk of developing the disease if they also have a healthy lifestyle, according to a Cancer...
Could rehabilitation programmes for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet?
Around one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer 'alarm symptom' in the year leading up to their diagnosis, according to a...
Colonoscopy screening is modestly effective for preventing colorectal cancer in patients aged 70 to 74, but the cancer prevention benefits may begin to diminish in older patients.
The number of patients referred to the hospital for an unnecessary endoscopy could be cut by nearly a third if an additional test that can be carried out by a GP could be incorporated, according to...
Researchers at the University of Tampere discovered a mechanism causing aberrancies in coeliac disease and colorectal cancer.
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers, a research collaboration which includes University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University, who last year identified new...
Retinoic acid, a compound derived in the body from vitamin A, plays a critical role in suppressing colorectal cancer in mice and humans, according to researchers at the Stanford University School...
Danish researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University are behind a possible breakthrough in the treatment of colorectal cancer.
Some bacteria, called fusobacteria, commonly found in the mouth, use a sugar-binding protein to stick to developing colorectal polyps and cancers, according to a new study by researchers from...
Bacteria commonly found in the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and use a sugar-binding protein to stick to and worsen colorectal tumors.
Many types of cancer are caused by gene mutations in the signalling pathways that control cell growth, such as the hedgehog signalling pathway.
The formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated.
Correlation between rare mutation in bowel cancers and a better prognosis raises possibility that patients with some tumors may not need chemotherapy after surgery.
People with the disease may benefit from boosting dietary oily fish content, say researchers.
Findings open up 'precision medicine' approach to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Gut microbes likely influence colon cancer susceptibility, says study that implanted embryos of cancer-prone rats into mothers with varying gut microbiota.
Researchers have tissue-engineered a model of the human colon for tracking the genetic changes that drive cancer from abnormal mass to invasive tumor.