Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News

Syndicate content
Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer almost always occurs in the large bowel - cancer of the small bowel is rare. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include blood in your stools, a change in normal bowel habits, a lump that your doctor can feel in your back passage, weight loss, pain in the abdomen or back passage, and anemia. Treatment depends on where the cancer is in the bowel and how far it has spread but may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
Updated: 17 hours 7 min ago

Vitamin E and selenium don't prevent polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer

December 26, 2016 - 08:00
Eight years ago, results from a landmark cancer prevention trial run by SWOG showed that a daily dose of vitamin E and selenium did not prevent prostate cancer.

New study explains how low-dose aspirin may prevent cancer

December 24, 2016 - 08:00
Previous research has suggested that a small dose of aspirin may help prevent cancer. A new study explains why this may be true, outlining key mechanisms.

Colorectal cancer screening initiative shows promise

December 15, 2016 - 16:00
The Ohio State University have trialed a colorectal cancer screening initiative for relatives of colorectal cancer patients. The results are promising.

Colorectal cancer: Molecule that stops cells becoming cancerous identified

December 13, 2016 - 15:00
Using human cells and mice, scientists reveal the molecule NLRC3 plays key role in stopping abnormal growth of colon cells and protecting against cancer.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers find colon polyps linked to lifestyle factors

December 13, 2016 - 14:00
Lifestyle factors like cigarette smoking and red meat consumption are known to be associated with an increased risk of colon polyps which can lead to colorectal cancer.

Diet, the gut microbiome, and colorectal cancer: are they linked?

December 12, 2016 - 14:00
Recent evidence from animal models suggests a role for specific types of intestinal bacteria in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC).

Researchers find key to drug resistant bowel cancer

November 10, 2016 - 08:00
Blocking a molecule could bypass bowel cancer's defence against the drug cetuximab, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in...

Smoking increases risk of precancerous colorectal lesions in women more than in men

November 7, 2016 - 08:00
Men are more likely to develop colorectal cancer or its precursors than women. A new study conducted by MedUni Vienna shows that known risk factors do not explain this difference between the sexes.

Fat in feces points to early presence of colorectal cancer

October 27, 2016 - 08:00
Metabolic fingerprint' matches changes in tumor tissues.Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to...

Noninvasive fecal test an 'excellent alternative to colonoscopy' for cancer prevention

October 25, 2016 - 08:00
The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force, a group comprised of the major U.S. gastroenterological professional associations, recently released a consensus statement on the use of the noninvasive fecal...

Bowel cancer patients more likely to survive in research-active hospitals

October 21, 2016 - 08:00
Bowel cancer patients treated in hospitals where large amounts of clinical research is taking place are more likely to survive - even if they themselves are not involved in the clinical trials, a...

New research verifies TASINs as viable target for colon cancer therapies

October 21, 2016 - 08:00
A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cancer cells that have a distinct mutation common in colon cancer, while still sparing related normal cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center...

New "beacon" method detects cancer recurrence

October 17, 2016 - 08:00
A new detection method for tumour recurrence in bowel cancer patients is proving to be twice as effective as regular treatment.

Nintedanib improves progression-free survival but not overall survival in phase III trial of metastatic colorectal cancer

October 11, 2016 - 08:00
Nintedanib improves progression-free survival but not overall survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who are not responding to standard therapies, according to results of the phase...

Men with high genetic chance of bowel cancer could have lower risk with healthy lifestyles

September 30, 2016 - 08:00
Men with a high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a lower risk of developing the disease if they also have a healthy lifestyle, according to a Cancer...

Heart disease exercise programme could work for bowel cancer patients

September 29, 2016 - 08:00
Could rehabilitation programmes for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet?

1 in 5 emergency bowel cancer patients had symptoms before diagnosis

September 28, 2016 - 13:00
Around one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer 'alarm symptom' in the year leading up to their diagnosis, according to a...