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Korean scientists publish the latest results on colorectal cancer screening using the M2-PK test

12 hours 58 min ago
Scientists from the College of Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea havepublished newest data on the M2-PK test from a multi-center study of colorectal cancerscreening in the journal...

GPs should be more open when referring patients for cancer investigations

13 hours 58 min ago
GPs should consider a more overt discussion with patients when referring them for further investigation of symptoms which may indicate cancer, according to a paper published in the British Journal of...

High-definition scopes accurately assess polyps

13 hours 58 min ago
It may not be necessary for experienced gastroenterologists to send polyps they remove from a patient's colon to a pathologist for examination, according to a large study conducted by physician...

New colorectal cancer risk factor identified

December 19, 2014 - 09:00
Adiponectin, a collagen-like protein secreted by fat cells, derives from the ADIPOQ gene. Variations in this gene may increase risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and various cancers.

Annals of Internal Medicine news

December 19, 2014 - 08:00
1. Earlier detection could close the race gap on colon cancer deathsRacial disparities in colon cancer survival rates may be explained by overall health at the time of diagnosis rather than...

People with low numeracy feel negative about taking part in bowel cancer screening

December 19, 2014 - 08:00
PEOPLE who have problems with numbers may be more likely to feel negative about bowel cancer screening, including fearing an abnormal result, while some think the test is disgusting or embarrassing...

Anal cancer is preventable with lifestyle modifications, HPV vaccine

December 18, 2014 - 09:00
Although uncommon, anal cancer is preventable with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and other lifestyle modifications, according to a review in CMAJ on the screening and prevention of this...

Bacterial biofilms found in colon cancer patients could be used as a clinical diagnostic tool

December 18, 2014 - 08:00
Since the first "catalog" of the normal bacterial makeup of the human body was published in 2012, numerous connections between illness and disturbances in the human microbiota have been found.

Decreased risk of colorectal cancer linked with higher selenium levels

December 16, 2014 - 16:00
Although studies in recent years have linked high selenium levels to increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests a protective effect against colorectal cancer.

Earlier detection could close the race gap on colon cancer deaths

December 15, 2014 - 22:00
Racial disparities in colon cancer survival rates may be explained by overall health at the time of diagnosis rather than differences in treatment received, according to a study published in Annals...

Colon cancer cells in situ co-opt fibroblasts in surrounding tissue to break out

December 9, 2014 - 09:00
It means cancer "in place" but a carcinoma "in situ" often does not want to keep its place.

Breast, lung and colon cancers may be prevented by widely used osteoporosis drugs

December 3, 2014 - 09:00
The most commonly used medications for osteoporosis worldwide, bisphosphonates, may also prevent certain kinds of lung, breast and colon cancers, according to two studies led by researchers at the...

Scientists discover why bowel cancer sometimes outsmarts treatment

December 2, 2014 - 10:00
A new study that challenges the prevailing view of how bowel cancer develops in the large intestine is published in Nature Medicine.

Efficacy proven of new drug against stem cells that provoke the onset and growth of cancer and its metastasis

December 1, 2014 - 09:00
An Andalusian team of researchers led by the University of Granada has designed a drug that fights cancerogenic stem cells responsible for the onset and development of cancer, for relapse after...

Antacid cimetidine could be 1 of many common over-the-counter medicines to treat cancer

December 1, 2014 - 08:00
A popular indigestion medication can increase survival in colorectal cancer, according to research published in ecancermedicalscience.

Drug combo effective against colorectal cancer

November 28, 2014 - 17:00
Genes make proteins and proteins tell your body's cells what to do: one talks to the next, which talks to the next, and to the next.

Drug repurposing signal found in e-health records

November 28, 2014 - 08:00
With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden...

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...