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More than a third of people with abnormal results drop out of bowel cancer screening

January 8, 2015 - 10:00
Almost 40 per cent of people who have abnormal results from bowel cancer screening tests and are referred for further investigation ignore their next screening invitation two years later, according...

Wider gene testing in bowel cancer suggested

January 7, 2015 - 09:00
Up to a quarter of patients with bowel cancer who have a family history of the disease could have the causes of their cancer identified through gene testing, a new study reports.

Autism, cancer mutations found in unexplored regions of the genome

December 31, 2014 - 08:00
Scientists and engineers have built a computer model that has uncovered disease-causing mutations in large regions of the genome that previously could not be explored.

Animal-specific sugar may drive cancer risk in people who eat red meat

December 30, 2014 - 08:00
In a mouse model, scientists have found that consumption of the sugar Neu5Gc - found typically in beef, pork and lamb - may promote cancer-causing inflammation.

Bacterial 'bunches' linked to some colorectal cancers

December 24, 2014 - 09:00
Researchers from Johns Hopkins have found that dense mats of interacting bacteria, called biofilms, were present in the majority of cancers and polyps, particularly those on the right side of the...

Korean scientists publish the latest results on colorectal cancer screening using the M2-PK test

December 22, 2014 - 09:00
Scientists from the College of Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea havepublished newest data on the M2-PK test from a multi-center study of colorectal cancerscreening in the journal...

GPs should be more open when referring patients for cancer investigations

December 22, 2014 - 08:00
GPs should consider a more overt discussion with patients when referring them for further investigation of symptoms which may indicate cancer, according to a paper published in the British Journal of...

High-definition scopes accurately assess polyps

December 22, 2014 - 08:00
It may not be necessary for experienced gastroenterologists to send polyps they remove from a patient's colon to a pathologist for examination, according to a large study conducted by physician...

New colorectal cancer risk factor identified

December 19, 2014 - 09:00
Adiponectin, a collagen-like protein secreted by fat cells, derives from the ADIPOQ gene. Variations in this gene may increase risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and various cancers.

Annals of Internal Medicine news

December 19, 2014 - 08:00
1. Earlier detection could close the race gap on colon cancer deathsRacial disparities in colon cancer survival rates may be explained by overall health at the time of diagnosis rather than...

People with low numeracy feel negative about taking part in bowel cancer screening

December 19, 2014 - 08:00
PEOPLE who have problems with numbers may be more likely to feel negative about bowel cancer screening, including fearing an abnormal result, while some think the test is disgusting or embarrassing...

Anal cancer is preventable with lifestyle modifications, HPV vaccine

December 18, 2014 - 09:00
Although uncommon, anal cancer is preventable with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and other lifestyle modifications, according to a review in CMAJ on the screening and prevention of this...

Bacterial biofilms found in colon cancer patients could be used as a clinical diagnostic tool

December 18, 2014 - 08:00
Since the first "catalog" of the normal bacterial makeup of the human body was published in 2012, numerous connections between illness and disturbances in the human microbiota have been found.

Decreased risk of colorectal cancer linked with higher selenium levels

December 16, 2014 - 16:00
Although studies in recent years have linked high selenium levels to increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests a protective effect against colorectal cancer.

Earlier detection could close the race gap on colon cancer deaths

December 15, 2014 - 22:00
Racial disparities in colon cancer survival rates may be explained by overall health at the time of diagnosis rather than differences in treatment received, according to a study published in Annals...

Colon cancer cells in situ co-opt fibroblasts in surrounding tissue to break out

December 9, 2014 - 09:00
It means cancer "in place" but a carcinoma "in situ" often does not want to keep its place.