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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.

Vitamin D linked with improved survival in bowel cancer patients

July 28, 2014 - 09:00
Higher levels of vitamin D in the blood are associated with a much better chance of surviving bowel cancer, scientists from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Edinburgh have discovered.

Innovative methodology enables non-coding DNA to be decoded in colorectal cancer

July 25, 2014 - 08:00
Cancer is a disease of the genome resulting from a combination of genetic modifications (or mutations).

Enhanced recovery program following colorectal surgery at community hospitals

July 23, 2014 - 20:00
An enhanced recovery program for patients after colorectal surgery appears to be feasible in a community hospital setting after having been shown to be successful in international and academic...

Bowel cancer breakthrough may benefit thousands of patients

July 21, 2014 - 09:00
Researchers at Queen's University have made a significant breakthrough that may benefit patients with bowel cancer.

Carbs turned into colorectal cancer by gut microbes in those predisposed to the disease

July 21, 2014 - 08:00
Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear.

Measures to improve cancer screening in Ontario ineffective

July 16, 2014 - 07:00
Ontario spent nearly $110 million dollars between 2006 and 2010 on bonuses to motivate family doctors to screen more of their patients for cancer but these bonuses were associated with little or no...

Study pinpoints a molecular cause of cancer-related wasting condition, suggests potential treatment

July 14, 2014 - 08:00
New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients, raising their risk of death, according...

Vitamin D found to increase bowel cancer survival odds

July 11, 2014 - 08:00
Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, a study shows.

Scientists discover a possible pathway for inhibiting liver and colon cancer

July 10, 2014 - 08:00
A group of scientists from Spain, the UK and the United States has revealed the structure of a protein complex involved in liver and colon cancers.

New data from FIRE-3 study shows significant improvement in tumour response and shrinkage

July 1, 2014 - 09:00
New data, presented at the 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (WCGC), has shown significantly higher overall response rate (ORR) (72.5% vs. 55.5%) (p=0.

Back and abdomen pain an increased risk for colon cancer survivors

July 1, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers from the University of Granada discover that colon cancer patients experience abnormalities in processing chronic pain that increase their sensitization to pain of any kind in the...

In KRAS wild-type MCRC, equivalent survival offered by cetuximab or bevacizumab with combi chemo

July 1, 2014 - 07:00
For patients with KRAS wild-type untreated colorectal cancer, adding cetuximab or bevacizumab to combination chemotherapy offers equivalent survival, researchers said at the ESMO 16th World Congress...

Phase III trial shows improved survival with TAS-102 in metastatic colorectal cancer refractory to standard therapies

June 30, 2014 - 09:00
The new combination agent TAS-102 is able to improve overall survival compared to placebo in patients whose metastatic colorectal cancer is refractory to standard therapies, researchers said at the...

Synthetic triterpenoids show promise in preventing colitis-associated colon cancer

June 26, 2014 - 09:00
Researchers from Case Western Reserve and Dartmouth universities have shown that a class of small antioxidant molecules carries enormous promise for supressing colon cancer associated with colitis.

African-Americans half as likely to have genetic marker linked to better survival in colon cancer

June 25, 2014 - 08:00
African-Americans with colon cancer are half as likely as Caucasian patients to have a type of colon cancer that is linked to better outcomes.

Risk for colon, endometrial and lung cancers increased by sedentary behavior

June 18, 2014 - 07:00
Physical inactivity has been linked with diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, but it can also increase the risk of certain cancers, according to a study published in the JNCI: Journal of...

Immune system selectively disarmed by gum disease bacteria

June 14, 2014 - 07:00
The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells.

A new way discovered to control genetic material altered in cancer

June 9, 2014 - 08:00
When we talk about genetic material, we are usually referring to the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that we inherit from our parents.