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Long-term colorectal-cancer mortality after adenoma removal lower than previously thought

August 29, 2014 - 08:00
Patients with intestinal polyps have a lower risk of dying from cancer than previously thought, according to Norwegian researchers. The Norwegian study is the world's largest of its kind.

Medicaid reimbursements may affect cancer screening rates among beneficiaries

August 26, 2014 - 08:00
A recent study has found that in states with higher Medicaid payments for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to be screened for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal...

Insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer

August 25, 2014 - 07:00
A study recently published in the journal Carcinogenesis by researchers at the University of Kansas shows a new role for the protein adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) in suppressing colorectal cancer...

Medicaid: do differing state reimbursement policies affect cancer screening?

August 25, 2014 - 07:00
New research examining state-specific differences in Medicaid policies may be having an impact on screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.

Discovery of crucial step in DNA repair could lead to new therapies

August 20, 2014 - 07:00
Scientists at Washington State University have identified a crucial step in DNA repair that could lead to targeted gene therapy for hereditary diseases such as "children of the moon" and a common...

Sanofi launches authorized generic version of Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin injection)

August 14, 2014 - 09:00
Sanofi US has announced that it has launched an authorized generic version of Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin injection) through Winthrop US, the company's generics division.

FDA approves first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer

August 13, 2014 - 09:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the...

Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening reduces colorectal cancer incidence and rate of death

August 12, 2014 - 20:00
Among about 100,000 study participants, screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy resulted in a reduced incidence and rate of death of colorectal cancer, compared to no screening, according to a study...

Fast, low-cost technique 'makes effective anti-cancer molecules'

August 12, 2014 - 07:00
A quick and inexpensive method to make anti-cancer molecules - already proven to be effective against colon cancer cells - has been created by researchers from the UK.

Understanding stem cell behavior of the human bowel could lead to preventive measures for bowel cancer

August 11, 2014 - 07:00
For the first time, scientists have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may...

Low uptake of colorectal cancer screening by African Americans revealed in a Veterans Affairs healthcare network

August 8, 2014 - 08:00
According to researchers in California, African Americans' participation in colorectal cancer screening is low and the use of colonoscopy infrequent despite similar access to care across races in a...

Task force recommends genetic testing of tumor for colorectal cancer patients

August 7, 2014 - 08:00
US Multi-Society Task Force releases consensus statement on genetic evaluation and management of lynch syndrome.Of the 143,000 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually in the U.S.

Gut microbiome analysis improved noninvasive colorectal cancer screening

August 7, 2014 - 07:00
Analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment...

Risks of long-term aspirin use 'outweighed by cancer benefits'

August 6, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers from the UK suggest that taking aspirin daily for 5-10 years could significantly reduce the risk of cancers of the digestive tract, such as bowel and stomach cancers.

'Many cancer survivors continue to smoke,' study shows

August 6, 2014 - 07:00
Despite the negative effect that smoking has on cancer recovery and survival, as many as 17.2% of people continue to smoke after their cancer diagnosis for certain types of cancer.

Self-assembling anti-cancer molecules created in minutes, like a self-assembling 'Lego Death Star'

August 5, 2014 - 08:00
Researchers have developed a simple and versatile method for making artificial anti-cancer molecules that mimic the properties of one of the body's natural defence systems.

Could chili peppers reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?

August 4, 2014 - 15:00
A study from UC-San Diego School of Medicine found that mice fed capsaicin - the active ingredient in chili peppers - had lower tumor growth in the gut and increased lifespan.

Could resistant starch reduce red meat cancer risk?

August 4, 2014 - 07:00
The colorectal cancer risk that comes with a diet high in red meat could be reduced by the consumption of a particular starch, researchers have found.

Irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation identified by cancer researchers

July 31, 2014 - 07:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have found a molecule that selectively and irreversibly interferes with the activity of a mutated cancer gene common in 30 percent of tumors.

Could a 'universal' blood test for cancer be on the horizon?

July 29, 2014 - 10:00
A simple blood test has been developed by researchers in the UK that could identify which patients have cancers such as melanoma, colon cancer and lung cancer.