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Half a million new cancer cases each year linked to BMI

November 26, 2014 - 08:00
A new global analysis finds proportions of BMI-linked cancers vary across region and gender. North America was found to be the most affected region, with 23% of the global burden.

Marker polyps do not cause colorectal cancer

November 25, 2014 - 10:00
Although serrated polyps usually are associated with colorectal cancer, it turns out that such polyps are themselves not dangerous, according to a Norwegian study released this week in BMJ Gut, a...

Wide variation found in quality, content of clinical cancer guidelines

November 23, 2014 - 08:00
What's the best way to treat rectal cancer? Consult any of five top clinical guidelines for rectal cancer and you will get a different answer, according to a new study by researchers at the...

The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky, one year later

November 21, 2014 - 09:00
One year ago, Michael Stillman, M.D., and his colleague, Monalisa Tailor, M.D.

Three drugs may be better than one for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer

November 21, 2014 - 08:00
Patients with a form of advanced colorectal cancer that is driven by a mutated version of the BRAF gene have limited treatment options available.

Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet

November 20, 2014 - 10:00
Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk...

Cheap anti-malaria drug shows promise against colorectal cancer

November 19, 2014 - 11:00
Artesunate - a cheap and commonly used anti-malaria drug - shows promising results in a pilot study that tested it on colorectal cancer patients before tumor-removal surgery.

News from Annals of Internal Medicine Supplement Nov. 18 2014

November 19, 2014 - 09:00
1. Recommending MyFitnessPal to obese patients unlikely to produce weight lossUsing a smartphone app is unlikely to produce substantial weight loss for most overweight patients, according to an...

Leading cancer-causing gene silenced

November 18, 2014 - 08:00
A novel siRNA-based molecule, developed by Chad Pecot, MD, successfully targets KRAS, a well-studied but hard to halt protein important for cancer development and metastasis.

Speedier treatment decisions for bowel-cancer patients using tumour-analysis technology

November 14, 2014 - 08:00
Technology developed at the University of Sussex helps hospitals make earlier and more accurate treatment decisions and survival assessments for patients with bowel cancer.

Socioeconomic inequality responsible for half of premature colorectal cancer deaths

November 12, 2014 - 09:00
Half of all premature deaths from colorectal cancer (described as deaths in people ages 25 to 64) in the United States are linked to ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic inequalities, and therefore...

Colon cancer screening follow-up assisted by nurse navigators

November 12, 2014 - 08:00
Group Health patients with a positive screening test for colon cancer (a stool test or sigmoidoscopy) tended to be more likely to get the recommended follow-up test, a diagnostic colonoscopy, if...

The efficacy of folfiri in a colorectal cancer subtype challenged by CNIO scientists

November 11, 2014 - 09:00
The current classification system for colorectal cancer, which is based on genetic expression profiles, cannot be used to predict drug responses to FOLFIRI.

Colon cancer rates are rising in young adults

November 6, 2014 - 09:00
While colorectal cancer rates are falling in people aged 50 and older, a new study has found that incidence is increasing among people aged 20-49, and could rise further.

NSAIDs induce 'suicide' in potentially cancerous intestinal cells

November 4, 2014 - 15:00
A new study finally explains the mechanism behind the protective effects of NSAIDs against colorectal cancer. The drugs cause cells carrying a gene mutation to initiate suicide.

Reduced risk of colorectal cancer in people who have been screened

November 3, 2014 - 10:00
People with a history of screening for colorectal cancer are 44% less likely to develop the disease in the years following screening than those who have never undergone screening, according to a...

Rewiring cell metabolism slows colorectal cancer growth

November 3, 2014 - 08:00
Summary: Many types of cancers (including brain, breast, and colon) have significantly less of a protein complex, called the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier (MPC), within them as compared to...

Fecal testing in familial colorectal cancer screening

November 2, 2014 - 08:00
Fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) may be as effective as colonoscopies when it comes to detecting colorectal cancer among first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer, according to a new...

Although rare, breast and colorectal cancers are more aggressive in children

October 31, 2014 - 09:00
Breast and colorectal cancers rarely occur in children, but when they do, these conditions are more precarious, according to a pair of National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) studies presented this week at...

Key factor in the relationship between diet, inflammation and cancer identified

October 31, 2014 - 08:00
A team of Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) researchers at the Laboratory for Pediatric Cancer Research has found that a category of lipids known as sphingolipids may be an...