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Risk for colon, endometrial and lung cancers increased by sedentary behavior

June 18, 2014 - 07:00
Physical inactivity has been linked with diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, but it can also increase the risk of certain cancers, according to a study published in the JNCI: Journal of...

Immune system selectively disarmed by gum disease bacteria

June 14, 2014 - 07:00
The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells.

A new way discovered to control genetic material altered in cancer

June 9, 2014 - 08:00
When we talk about genetic material, we are usually referring to the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that we inherit from our parents.

Half a million cancers prevented by colorectal cancer screening

June 5, 2014 - 08:00
An estimated half a million cancers were prevented by colorectal cancer screening in the United States from 1976 to 2009, report researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness...

New study data find Avastin® (bevacizumab) and cetuximab help patients with KRAS wild-type advanced bowel cancer live similar length of time

June 4, 2014 - 09:00
CALGB 80405, a large, independent, phase III study, designed to assess the superiority in overall survival (OS) of cetuximab over Avastin® (bevacizumab) when combined with either FOLFOX or...

Promising response to new combination therapy by patients with metastatic colon cancer

June 3, 2014 - 08:00
In an aggressive disease known for poor response rates, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found patients with advanced colorectal cancer responded well to a...

For some, screening for colorectal cancer should continue well past age 75

June 2, 2014 - 21:00
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is cost-effective in elderly patients and should continue well past age 75 for those who have not already been screened, according to an article being published in...