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New therapeutic target for a type of colorectal cancer with poor prognosis has been identified

April 26, 2015 - 07:00
Researchers at the Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM) have identified a new way of treating colorectal cancer.

When genes are expressed in reverse: Discovered a regulatory mechanism of antisense DNA

April 23, 2015 - 08:00
Genes are nearly alwaya expressed like Western writing: from left to right on the white canvas of our DNA.

Oral milk thistle extract stops colorectal cancer stem cells from growing tumors

April 22, 2015 - 07:00
In results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015, a University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that orally administering the chemical silibinin...

'Revitalised' bowel cancer plan could save 90,000 lives, Australia

April 21, 2015 - 09:00
The Australian Government's "revitalised" National Bowel Cancer Screening Program could save 90,000 Australian lives over the next four decades if at least 60 per cent of eligible people...

Researcher warns of increased cancer risk with excess supplement use

April 21, 2015 - 08:00
Though dietary supplements can offer health benefits, one researcher warns that excess use of these supplements may raise the risk of cancer.

CNIO experts identify an oncogene regulated by nutrients

April 16, 2015 - 07:00
Scientists from the Growth Factors, Nutrients and Cancer Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), led by Nabil Djouder, have discovered that the MCRS1 protein, in response to an...

Several commercial health plans now covering Cologuard colon cancer screening test

April 15, 2015 - 09:00
Exact Sciences Corp. has announced expanded patient access to Cologuard as a result of several insurers now covering the test.

Breakthrough finds molecules that block previously 'undruggable' protein tied to cancer

April 13, 2015 - 08:00
A team of scientists at the University of Kansas has pinpointed six chemical compounds that thwart HuR, an "oncoprotein" that binds to RNA and promotes tumor growth.

Study results enables prediction of survival for small bowel cancer for the first time

April 10, 2015 - 09:00
An innovative UK study is helping cancer specialists for the first time to predict survival of people with cancer of the small intestine (bowel), and understand how best to treat them.

A better biomarker to predict cetuximab response in CRC patients

April 10, 2015 - 08:00
The results appear in the 2015 2nd issue of the journal of Human Genome Variation.

NTU finds new treatment options for colon cancer

April 8, 2015 - 07:00
Existing chemo drug reduced colon tumor growth by halfThis is NTU scientist Dr. Parag Kundu in his lab, with the images of mice colon tumors on his laptop.

New knowledge on EphB signalling may improve treatment of intestinal cancers

April 7, 2015 - 09:00
A new study led by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, provides experimental evidence that a drug that inhibits the EphB-signalling...

Older people at higher risk of emergency cancer diagnosis

April 7, 2015 - 09:00
People over 60 are at higher risk of being diagnosed with lung or bowel cancer as an emergency in hospital than younger people, according to a Cancer Research UK-supported report *, published by...

Small RNA plays big role suppressing cancer

April 7, 2015 - 08:00
The micro RNA miR-22 has long been known for its ability to suppress cancer. However, questions remain about how it achieves this feat.

New knowledge on EphB signaling may improve treatment of intestinal cancers

April 6, 2015 - 07:00
A new study led by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, provides experimental evidence that a drug that inhibits the EphB-signaling pathway...

New findings support the benefits of eating walnuts on overall health

April 2, 2015 - 07:00
Research examines the effects of walnuts on brain health, gut health, vascular health and colon cancer risk factors at Experimental Biology 2015Multiple new research abstracts suggest walnuts...

Major increase in bowel cancer screening uptake shown with new UK screening test

April 1, 2015 - 09:00
A large pilot study of a new bowel cancer screening test has demonstrated a major increase in participation rates across population groups.

ASCP, CAP, AMP, and ASCO issue draft colorectal cancer molecular marker testing guideline and announce opening of public comment period

April 1, 2015 - 09:00
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)...

Integrative approaches key to understanding cancer, developing therapies, say Moffitt scientists

April 1, 2015 - 07:00
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are using integrative approaches to study cancer by combining mathematical and computational modeling with experimental and clinical data.

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.