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Studies confirm regorafenib benefit in pre-treated metastatic colorectal cancer

18 hours 35 min ago
The phase IIIb CONSIGN study has confirmed the benefit of regorafenib in patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), researchers announced at the ESMO 17th World Congress...

Evaluation of NK1 antagonists for emesis prevention in oxaliplatin chemo: SENRI trial

July 2, 2015 - 09:00
ESMO 17th World Congress on Gastrointestinal CancerThe SENRI trial has opened the window to evaluate NK1 antagonists for emesis prevention in patients taking oxaliplatin chemotherapy, antiemetics...

Thin colorectal cancer patients have shorter survival than obese patients

July 2, 2015 - 08:00
Although being overweight with a high body-mass index (BMI) has long been associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer, thinner patients might not fare as well after treatment for advanced...

Protein's impact on colorectal cancer is dappled

July 1, 2015 - 10:00
In early stages, it acts as tumor suppressor; later it can help spread diseaseResearchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a cell signaling pathway that...

Colon cancer: Taking a step back to move forward

June 30, 2015 - 15:00
Recent Weizmann Institute studies are revealing a complex picture of cancer progression in which certain genes that drive tumor growth in the earlier stages get suppressed in later stages - taking a...

Targeting dormant cells may halt colorectal cancer spread

June 30, 2015 - 10:00
Scientists have found how to control stem cell behavior that spurs the spread of bowel cancer, opening a route for therapies that target dormant cells as opposed to growing cells.

SLU scientists develop potential new class of cancer drugs in lab

June 29, 2015 - 07:00
Drug takes aim at cancer metabolism, stops most kinds of cancerIn research published in Cancer Cell, Thomas Burris, Ph.D.

New approach holds promise for earlier, easier detection of colorectal cancer

June 26, 2015 - 13:00
Chemists at Caltech have developed a new sensitive technique capable of detecting colorectal cancer in tissue samples -- a method that could one day be used in clinical settings for the early...

New colon cancer culprit found in gut microbiome

June 24, 2015 - 10:00
Changes in the gut bacteria of colon cancer patients indicate that some virulent bacteria could be linked to the progression of the disease, according to research published in the open access journal...

'Smarter' ordering of breast biomarker tests could save millions in health care dollars

June 24, 2015 - 10:00
A review of medical records for almost 200 patients with breast cancer suggests that more selective use of biomarker testing for such patients has the potential to save millions of dollars in health...

Discovery promises new treatments to thwart colon cancer

June 22, 2015 - 08:00
Boosting the activity of a protective gene and giving patients 'good' gut bacteria could help prevent or slow progression of colorectal cancer, St.

Colorectal cancer cells reverted to normal functioning cells in lab

June 19, 2015 - 07:00
Work on mice has succeeded in regressing colorectal cancer tumors and resulted in relapse that persisted for 6 months, raising prospects for the disease currently without a cure.

New biomarkers might help personalize metastatic colorectal cancer treatment

June 18, 2015 - 10:00
Low levels of two genes predicts positive response to chemotherapy and longer survival timesMetastatic colorectal cancer patients tend to live longer when they respond to the first line of...

Higher quality screening colonoscopies associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer death, without higher overall costs

June 17, 2015 - 15:00
An analysis that included information from more than 57,000 screening colonoscopies suggests that higher adenoma detection rates may be associated with up to 50 percent to 60 percent lower lifetime...

Researchers identify new stem cell population important in the growth of colon cancer

June 17, 2015 - 10:00
Findings may open the floodgate to new therapies and approaches in treatmentResearchers at Lawson Health Research Institute have identified a new stem cell population in the colon linked to...

Nut consumption linked with reduced risk of some types of cancer

June 17, 2015 - 09:00
Cancer and type 2 diabetes are two of the most significant public health burdens facing the world today, and currently available data suggests their prevalence is expected to continue to increase.

New study discovers potential target for tissue regeneration

June 17, 2015 - 09:00
A new study co-led by Hsin-Hsiung Tai, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Kentucky, suggests that a key prostaglandin (PG) metabolic enzyme shows promise as a drug target to...

Scientists find genetic variants key to understanding origins of ovarian cancer

June 16, 2015 - 10:00
International genome-wide association study (GWAS) also identifies key gene responsible for expressing subtype of ovarian cancerNew research by an international team including Keck Medicine of...

UA researchers discover component of cinnamon prevents colorectal cancer in mice

June 16, 2015 - 09:00
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy study shows compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavor and smell is a potent inhibitorResearch conducted at the University of Arizona College of...

Novel mutational process in gastrointestinal tract cancers targeting gene regulatory elements

June 9, 2015 - 11:00
Researchers at University of Helsinki and Karolinska Institutet discovered previously uncharacterized mutational patterns in the human regulatory genome, especially in gastrointestinal tract...