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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.
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New "beacon" method detects cancer recurrence

October 17, 2016 - 07:00
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 - 07:00
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 - 07:00
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 - 07:00
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 - 12:00
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...

Cancer prevention benefits of colonoscopy may diminish after age 75

September 27, 2016 - 07:00
Colonoscopy screening is modestly effective for preventing colorectal cancer in patients aged 70 to 74, but the cancer prevention benefits may begin to diminish in older patients.

Nearly one-third of unnecessary endoscopies could be avoided with faeces blood test

September 26, 2016 - 07:00
The number of patients referred to the hospital for an unnecessary endoscopy could be cut by nearly a third if an additional test that can be carried out by a GP could be incorporated, according to...

Aberrant epigenetic regulation behind the intestinal symptoms in coeliac disease

September 6, 2016 - 14:00
Researchers at the University of Tampere discovered a mechanism causing aberrancies in coeliac disease and colorectal cancer.

Researchers find gene mutations lead to more aggressive colon cancer in African-Americans

September 3, 2016 - 07:00
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers, a research collaboration which includes University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University, who last year identified new...

Retinoic acid suppresses colorectal cancer development, Stanford study finds

August 31, 2016 - 12:00
Retinoic acid, a compound derived in the body from vitamin A, plays a critical role in suppressing colorectal cancer in mice and humans, according to researchers at the Stanford University School...

Molecule prevents effect of chemotherapy

August 17, 2016 - 12:00
Danish researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University are behind a possible breakthrough in the treatment of colorectal cancer.

Fusobacteria use a special sugar-binding protein to bind to colon tumors

August 12, 2016 - 14:00
Some bacteria, called fusobacteria, commonly found in the mouth, use a sugar-binding protein to stick to developing colorectal polyps and cancers, according to a new study by researchers from...

Colorectal tumors exacerbated by mouth microbes

August 10, 2016 - 16:00
Bacteria commonly found in the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and use a sugar-binding protein to stick to and worsen colorectal tumors.

Active hedgehog signalling in connective tissue cells protects against colon cancer

August 9, 2016 - 07:00
Many types of cancer are caused by gene mutations in the signalling pathways that control cell growth, such as the hedgehog signalling pathway.

Discovery of a novel gene for hereditary colon cancer

August 1, 2016 - 07:00
The formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated.

Rare mutations in bowel cancer may identify patients with a better prognosis

July 21, 2016 - 07:00
Correlation between rare mutation in bowel cancers and a better prognosis raises possibility that patients with some tumors may not need chemotherapy after surgery.

Lower risk of bowel cancer death linked to high omega 3 intake after diagnosis

July 20, 2016 - 16:00
People with the disease may benefit from boosting dietary oily fish content, say researchers.

Genetic cause of 15 percent of colorectal cancer diagnoses identified

July 20, 2016 - 07:00
Findings open up 'precision medicine' approach to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Colon cancer susceptibility may vary with gut microbes

July 14, 2016 - 14:00
Gut microbes likely influence colon cancer susceptibility, says study that implanted embryos of cancer-prone rats into mothers with varying gut microbiota.

Tissue-engineered model of human colon should improve cancer research

July 13, 2016 - 07:00
Researchers have tissue-engineered a model of the human colon for tracking the genetic changes that drive cancer from abnormal mass to invasive tumor.