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Mayo researchers examine risk factors/patient outcomes associated with colorectal cancer

September 1, 2015 - 14:00
About 20 percent of colorectal cancer patients have cancers that have spread (metastasized) beyond the colon at the time of their diagnosis. The liver is the most common site for these metastases.

Researchers thwart cancer cells by triggering 'virus alert'

August 28, 2015 - 08:00
Working with human cancer cell lines and mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and elsewhere have found a way to trigger a type of immune system "virus alert" that may one day...

Colorful potatoes could pack powerful cancer prevention punch

August 28, 2015 - 07:00
Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, suggests a team of researchers.

Scientists reveal cellular clockwork underlying inflammation

August 28, 2015 - 07:00
Cell structure discovery adds insight into chronic diseasesA research team at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech has uncovered key cellular functions that help regulate...

Researchers mimic viral infection in colon cancer stem cells, identify druggable target to potentially root out disease, end relapse

August 28, 2015 - 07:00
Researchers targeting colorectal cancer stem cells - the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse - have discovered a mechanism to mimic a virus and potentially trigger an immune...

New strategy improves detection of genetic mutations in hereditary colorectal cancer

August 27, 2015 - 11:00
Enhanced accuracy and reduced turnaround time of testing can provide vital information for patients suspected of having lynch syndrome and their family members, according to a report in The Journal...

Longer colonoscopies linked to lower cancer rate

August 26, 2015 - 11:00
If a colonoscopy seems like the type of thing you'd like to get done with quickly, think again.

New blood test for colon cancer improves colonoscopy screening results

August 25, 2015 - 16:00
Optical raman spectra of blood shows simple fingerprint for cancerous growth and precancerous polypsCanadian researchers have found a way to screen blood samples for molecular traces that...

New study provides links between inflammation and colon cancer metastasis

August 25, 2015 - 16:00
A new Arizona State University research study led by Biodesign Institute executive director Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D.

Aspirin, NSAIDs linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer

August 25, 2015 - 16:00
New research finds continuous long-term use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer.

Biocept launches its first liquid biopsy diagnostic test for colorectal cancer

August 25, 2015 - 15:00
New test uses patient's blood sample to detect KRAS, predictive biomarker for solid tumor cancersBiocept, Inc.

Scientists discover electrical control of cancer cell growth

August 25, 2015 - 11:00
The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. But when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur.

Electronic trigger reduces delays in evaluation for cancer diagnosis

August 25, 2015 - 10:00
Electronic triggers designed to search for key data, developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E.

Long-term NSAID use may reduce CRC risk; Corticosteroid injections; Aspirin study

August 25, 2015 - 07:00
1. Long-term NSAID use associated with reduced colorectal cancer riskLong-term, continuous use of low-dose aspirin and nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with...

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers publish landmark 'basket study'

August 21, 2015 - 12:00
Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have announced results from the first published basket study, a new form of clinical trial design that explores responses to drugs based...

Reducing resistance to chemotherapy in colorectal cancer by inhibition of PHD1

August 20, 2015 - 07:00
Scientists at VIB and KU Leuven have shown that blocking the PHD1 oxygen sensor hinders the activation of p53, a transcription factor that aids colorectal cancer (CRC) cells in repairing themselves...

Daily coffee could improve survival for colon cancer patients

August 18, 2015 - 15:00
According to new research, four or more cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of recurrence and improve survival among patients with stage 3 colon cancer.

Aspirin could reduce cancer risk of overweight people

August 18, 2015 - 08:00
New research suggests that a daily dose of aspirin counteracted the increased risk of cancer associated with a higher body mass index.

Chemo unlikely to prolong survival in older breast cancer patients

August 14, 2015 - 07:00
Except in one combination where it remains effective up to age 84, chemotherapy may not extend survival in breast cancer patients over the age of 80, a new study finds.

Poor survival among colorectal cancer patients tied to biomarker CSN6

August 11, 2015 - 11:00
A protein called CSN6 has been found to be correlated with poor survival among patients with colorectal cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.