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Reducing the risk of colorectal cancer by tackling alcohol misuse: a call for action across Europe

November 24, 2015 - 17:00
Healthcare professionals across Europe are being urged to help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) by taking positive action against alcohol misuse and dependence.

City-wide effort boosts NYC's colorectal cancer screening rates

November 23, 2015 - 09:00
A coalition formed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) which included a team from Mount Sinai to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in New York City resulted...

City-wide effort boosts NYC's colorectal cancer screening rates and eliminates racial disparities in screening

November 23, 2015 - 08:00
A concerted effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates led to a dramatic increase in NYC screening colonoscopy rates among average-risk men and women and eliminated racial/ethnic...

UTSW research finding could lead to targeted therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases

November 20, 2015 - 12:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have shown that a pathogen-sensing molecule plays a vital role in keeping gastrointestinal (GI) systems healthy.

Possible new mechanism for aspirin's role in cancer prevention

November 19, 2015 - 16:00
Aspirin has been shown to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer and possibly other cancers.

Group Health's lifesaving approach to screening for colon cancer steps forward

November 17, 2015 - 16:00
Research shows innovative approach serves health care consumers over long term.

Research points to why some colorectal cancers recur after treatment

November 17, 2015 - 16:00
Cetuximab, marketed as Erbitux®, is one of the key therapies for metastatic colorectal cancer. Yet the cancer still returns in some patients, shortening overall survival.

Disparities in colorectal cancer death rates take a large economic toll

November 16, 2015 - 09:00
Preventable deaths account for $6.4 billion in lost productivity.Disparities in colorectal cancer death rates take a large toll on the national economy, with poorer, less-educated communities...

Novel double dagger anti-cancer agent

November 11, 2015 - 11:00
New finding shows a link between colorectal cancer and melanoma drug treatment known as NT157 in two recently published studies.

NTU scientists use dead bacteria to kill colorectal cancer

November 10, 2015 - 12:00
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have successfully used dead bacteria to kill colorectal cancer cells.

Analysis of blood samples could help monitor response of colorectal cancer patients to BRAF inhibitors

November 6, 2015 - 18:00
For patients with colorectal cancer enrolled in a phase I clinical trial1, response tothe combination treatment being tested and disease progression were accurately tracked byquantifying levels...

300 oranges' worth of vitamin C impairs cancer cells

November 6, 2015 - 17:00
The equivalent of 300 oranges' concentration of vitamin C impairs growth of KRAS- or BRAF-type colorectal cancer cells through a process of oxidization, a new study finds.

Loss of SMAD4 gene in certain colorectal cancers is associated with poor prognosis

November 6, 2015 - 15:00
Among colorectal cancers, loss of the gene SMAD4 was significantly morecommon in cancers arising in the hindgut (the left side of the colon to the rectum) than in cancersarising in the midgut...

Stool DNA test accurate in screening for colorectal cancer in Alaska Native people

November 2, 2015 - 08:00
Alaska Native people have twice the rates of colorectal cancer as rest of US.

New study bolsters Cologuard's performance in detecting colorectal cancer and ability to improve access to screening

October 29, 2015 - 14:00
Exact Sciences Corp. has announced that a new peer-reviewed study of Cologuard®, a multi-target stool DNA test (MT-sDNA), confirms its performance across all stages of colorectal cancer and...

Improving risk profiling is key to preventing many GI cancers

October 28, 2015 - 12:00
Cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract continue to exert their toll across Europe, with many diagnosed too late for effective treatment.

Intestinal perforation: New surgical method not better than old

October 27, 2015 - 18:00
A new and simpler surgical method for the treatment of intestinal perforation (laparoscopic lavage) is a poorer alternative for patients compared to the old method (primary resection), researchers...

Increased risk of large bowel cancer for each 1 cm rise in waist circumference

October 27, 2015 - 13:00
Experts speaking at the 23rd United European Gastroenterology Week (UEG Week 2015) in Barcelona, Spain today revealed compelling evidence of the link between excess body weight and risk of colorectal...

Eating processed meats can cause colorectal cancer, WHO

October 26, 2015 - 18:00
A new report by experts on behalf of the World Health Organization concludes that consumption of red and processed meats are carcinogenic to humans.

UGR scientists patent an effective drug for treating breast, colon, and skin cancers

October 20, 2015 - 18:00
Reduced the tumor activity by 50 percent following 41 days of treatmentScientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have patented an effective drug for treating cancer stem cells (CSCs) in...