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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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Follow-up colonoscopies associated with a significantly lower incidence of bowel cancer

April 28, 2017 - 07:00
Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds research published in Lancet Oncology.

Bowel cancer: New function of known biomarkers discovered

April 18, 2017 - 07:00
EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors) are involved in the development and progression of many types of cancer and bowel cancer (colon carcinoma) in particular.

Antibiotics may increase the risk of bowel cancer

April 5, 2017 - 07:00
Taking a long-term course of antibiotics in adulthood may increase the risk of bowel cancer later in life, according to a recent study.

New risk tool to help UK GPs decide if patients under 50 have a serious bowel condition

March 28, 2017 - 13:00
The University of Exeter, in partnership with Bowel Cancer UK Never Too Young campaign, Durham University and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, publishes in the British Journal of...

Are dialysis patients being over-screened for colon cancer?

March 27, 2017 - 07:00
A new analysis reveals a relatively high rate of colon cancer screening among US patients on dialysis, even though they rarely stand to benefit from such screening.

Single-cell analysis reveals subtypes of colorectal tumors

March 23, 2017 - 07:00
Combining single-cell genomics and computational techniques, a research team including Paul Robson, Ph.D.

Food contaminant deoxynivalenol exacerbates damage to DNA in gut microbiota

March 16, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers from the University of Toulouse, France have demonstrated through in vitro and in vivo results that the intestinal DNA damage induced by colibactin-producing Escherichia coli strains...

Lifestyle choices condition colon and rectal cancer risk more than genetics

March 9, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers of the Colorectal Cancer research group of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Dr.

Study finds colorectal cancer rates have risen dramatically in Gen X and millennials

March 2, 2017 - 07:00
A new study finds that compared to people born around 1950, when colorectal cancer risk was lowest, those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer.

One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years

February 22, 2017 - 13:00
A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a study published in The Lancet.

Cancer: New method tags elusive tumors for targeted therapy

February 15, 2017 - 14:00
Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment

February 14, 2017 - 07:00
A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without...

New biomarkers for bowel cancer treatment

February 14, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists can predict in the lab whether a drug will be effective for individual colorectal tumors.Colorectal carcinomas arise in different forms, so all treatments do not work for all patients.

Poor metabolic health associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer in normal-weight postmenopausal women

February 2, 2017 - 13:00
Among postmenopausal women who were normal weight, those who were metabolically unhealthy had a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer compared with those who were metabolically healthy.

Patient study suggests broader genetic testing for colorectal cancer risk

February 1, 2017 - 07:00
A new study among more than 1000 colorectal cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has revealed that a surprising number of patients, about 10% in total, show mutations in genes thought to...

Gut bacteria mediate link between diet and colorectal cancer

January 27, 2017 - 07:00
Past studies have shown that diet affects the risk of colorectal cancer. New research suggests that this may be down to how diet alters the gut microbiome.

Longer gap between chemoradiotherapy and surgery shrinks bowel tumours

January 25, 2017 - 13:00
Researchers in Southampton have discovered that a longer gap between chemoradiotherapy and surgery can "significantly" reduce the size of bowel tumours.