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Promising blood biomarkers identified for colorectal cancer: Is a screening blood test within reach?

October 24, 2014 - 07:00
The search for blood-borne biomarkers that could be used to screen for colorectal cancer (CRC) has uncovered two promising candidates that may one day lead to the development of a simple blood test.

Doctors boost fitness of cancer patients using novel 'prehab' programme

October 23, 2014 - 09:00
Doctors in Southampton can return cancer patients to pre-treatment fitness levels within six weeks using a novel 'prehabilitation' programme.

Study examines readmission after colorectal cancer surgery as quality measure

October 22, 2014 - 20:00
No significant variation was found in hospital readmission rates after colorectal cancer surgery when the data was adjusted to account for patient characteristics, coexisting illnesses and...

Knowing individual risk does not increase cancer screening rates

October 22, 2014 - 09:00
Knowing their individual risk for disease is not enough to pursuade previously nonadherent patients to undergo recommended colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings, according to a randomized, controlled...

Optimal centralised cancer care can narrow rural vs urban gap

October 20, 2014 - 09:00
Quality centralised care appears to narrow the survival gap between rural and urban patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in South Australia, according to research published in the Medical...

Hormone loss could be involved in colon cancer

October 14, 2014 - 08:00
Some cancers, like breast and prostate cancer, are driven by hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, but to date, there are none that are driven by the lack of a hormone.

LSU Health tumor registry data find Acadiana colon cancer rates among nation's highest

October 14, 2014 - 07:00
A special study using data from LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health's Louisiana Tumor Registry has found that colorectal cancer incidence rates in the Louisiana Acadian parishes are...

Colorectal cancer risk decreases with multiple healthy behaviors

October 13, 2014 - 15:00
A new study finds that for each healthy lifestyle behavior adopted, the risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly in men, is lower.

Could loss of a hormone drive colon cancer?

October 11, 2014 - 07:00
If findings are verified, colon cancer may be the first cancer to be recognized as being driven by the loss of a hormone that is essential for maintaining colon cells.

100 years of anatomy corrected leads to better outcomes for patients

October 10, 2014 - 09:00
New research led by Professor of Surgery, J. Calvin Coffey, Graduate Entry Medical School, UL and Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital Limerick (UHL) has refuted a century of mistaken abdominal...

New clues for the early detection of colorectal cancer

October 10, 2014 - 09:00
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have identified potential new ways to test for the first signs of one of the most deadly types of cancer: colorectal cancer.

Features of human intestinal cancer found in fruit flies

October 10, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers in Spain have determined how a transcription factor known as Mirror regulates tumour-like growth in the intestines of fruit flies.

Bowel cancer risk reduced by adopting multiple healthy behaviors

October 10, 2014 - 07:00
Adoption of a combination of five key healthy behaviors is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing bowel cancer.

Early detection of colorectal cancer may be possible with newly found biomarkers

October 9, 2014 - 10:00
Early detection is key to survival in people who develop colorectal cancer. Now, researchers have identified potential new biomarkers to test for the first signs of the disease.

Fruit flies reveal features of human cancer

October 8, 2014 - 09:00
Researchers in Spain have determined how a transcription factor known as Mirror regulates tumour-like growth in the intestines of fruit flies.

A new look at treating endometrial, colon cancers

October 7, 2014 - 07:00
PIK3R1 cancer gene mutations, not cancer gene alone, may stop tumor growthScientists love acronyms.

Discovery of microRNA tied to colon cancer tumor growth

October 6, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified microRNAs that may cause colon polyps turning cancerous.

Progress for early detection of colon cancer

October 3, 2014 - 09:00
Three years of successful collaboration between Luxembourg's researchers, clinicians and IBBL (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg) have led to the discovery of 2 molecules potentially suitable for...

Screening for Lynch syndrome in younger people who are diagnosed with bowel cancer would be cost-effective

October 3, 2014 - 07:00
Screening for a genetic condition in younger people who are diagnosed with bowel cancer would be cost-effective for the NHS and prevent new cases in them and their relatives, new research has...

International team of scientists has shown that more than 80 per cent of bowel cancers could be treated with existing drugs

October 3, 2014 - 07:00
The study found that medicines called 'JAK inhibitors' halted tumour growth in bowel cancers with a genetic mutation that is present in more than 80 per cent of bowel cancers.