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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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Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer

June 20, 2017 - 16:00
A new study examines the effect of grape compounds in mice and human cells. The compounds suppress cancer stem cells, which may drive cancerous tumors.

Tree nuts may lower risk of colon cancer recurrence, death

May 18, 2017 - 16:00
Eating at least 2 ounces of tree nuts every week could reduce the chance of cancer recurrence and death for colon cancer patients, study suggests.

Scientists 'carbon date' cancer and unearth secrets about what could help make it deadly

May 11, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have put precise timings on the history of a patient's cancer for the first time, effectively 'carbon dating' the different stages in the disease's progression.

New model could speed up colon cancer research

May 3, 2017 - 07:00
Using the gene-editing system known as CRISPR, MIT researchers have shown in mice that they can generate colon tumors that very closely resemble human tumors.

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.