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Refined categorization may improve prediction of patient survival in RECIST 1.1

April 18, 2014 - 07:00
In a recent analysis by the RECIST Working Group published in the European Journal of Cancer, EORTC researchers had explored whether a more refined categorization of tumor response or various aspects...

Gene variant makes eaters of processed meat 'more likely to get colorectal cancer'

April 18, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers have found that a common gene variant - carried by 1 in 3 people - may increase risk of colorectal cancer in individuals who eat processed meat.

Improvements needed in website information on colon cancer: it is too complex, fails to address key concerns

April 16, 2014 - 08:00
Popular web information on colorectal cancer is too difficult for most lay people to read and doesn't address the appropriate risks to and concerns of patients, a study by UT Southwestern Medical...

'MicroRNA' could be key target for bowel cancer treatment

April 15, 2014 - 09:00
A tiny genetic molecule known as a microRNA plays a central role in bowel cancer and could be key to developing new treatments for the disease, a new study concludes.

Cancer drug targets opened by kinesin-5 structure

April 11, 2014 - 07:00
The structure of a key part of the machinery that allows cells to divide has been identified by researchers at the University of California, Davis -- opening new possibilities for throwing a wrench...

Cetuximab used with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer may result in more rapid cancer progression

April 10, 2014 - 09:00
Research from the University of Southampton has shown a drug, used in combination with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer, is not effective in some settings, and indeed may result in...

Patients over 65 have more complications after colorectal cancer surgery

April 9, 2014 - 20:00
Most colorectal cancer surgeries are performed on patients older than 65 years, and older patients have worse outcomes than younger patients, although the total number of colon cancer operations...

Gut bacteria may encourage colon cancer by suppressing DNA repair

April 9, 2014 - 10:00
Research suggests gut bacteria may promote cancer by changing the environment of tumors in ways that help them grow and spread, such as by making proteins that prevent DNA repair.

Link suggested between colon microbiome and genome stability

April 8, 2014 - 08:00
Colorectal cancer develops in what is probably the most complex environment in the human body, a place where human cells cohabitate with a colony of approximately 10 trillion bacteria, most of which...

Scientists identify protein that spurs spread of colon cancer

April 4, 2014 - 10:00
Scientists already know that colon cancers sometimes have high levels of PLAC8. Now, a new study shows the protein spurs normal cells in the colon lining to help metastasis.

Colon cancer a much greater risk for obese individuals

April 3, 2014 - 08:00
Calorie control and frequent exercise are not only key to a healthy lifestyle, but a strategy to lower the risk for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.

Researchers identify likely culprit in metastasis of colon cancer

April 3, 2014 - 08:00
While elevated PLAC8 levels were known to be associated with colon cancer, the researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Adenoma detection rates linked to colorectal cancer and mortality

April 2, 2014 - 21:00
A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer.

Key regulator of colon cancer discovered

April 1, 2014 - 07:00
A team headed by Angel R. Nebreda at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) identifies a dual role of the p38 protein in colon cancer.

Low-dose aspirin use linked to improved colon cancer survival

April 1, 2014 - 07:00
Patients who have been diagnosed with colon cancer and take low-dose aspirin may have better survival than non-asprin users with the cancer, according to new research.

New diagnostic test for bowel diseases

March 31, 2014 - 07:00
A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers in the UK.

Levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats could be reduced by beer marinade

March 29, 2014 - 07:00
The smells of summer - the sweet fragrance of newly opened flowers, the scent of freshly cut grass and the aroma of meats cooking on the backyard grill - will soon be upon us.

NICE rejects life-extending bowel cancer drug two weeks after Scottish approval

March 27, 2014 - 09:00
NICE announced on 25 March 2014 that it is not recommending ZALTRAP® (aflibercept) to the NHS in England and Wales for the treatment of advanced, metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).

First framework published for colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening bundle

March 27, 2014 - 07:00
Patients want physicians to provide high-quality care and the health system requires good value for physician work.

First treat tumors with radiotherapy to directly kill cancer cells, making immunotherapy more effective

March 26, 2014 - 07:00
Radiation therapy fights cancer in more ways than one. Not only does it force cancer cells to self-destruct, but several studies demonstrate that it also activates the immune system to attack tumor...