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Study identifies novel regulator of key gene expression in cancer

May 4, 2014 - 07:00
Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a key genetic switch linked to the development, progression and outcome of cancer, a finding that may lead to new targets for...

1st published data for VolitionRx's diagnostic blood tests for bowel cancer

May 1, 2014 - 09:00
VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, has announced that preliminary data from University Hospital Bonn...

A new strategy to personalise cancer therapies

May 1, 2014 - 08:00
Tumour cells can accumulate hundreds or even thousands of DNA mutations which induce the growth and spread of cancer.

Among breast, colorectal and other cancers, Vitamin D may raise survival rates

May 1, 2014 - 07:00
Cancer patients who have higher levels of vitamin D when they are diagnosed tend to have better survival rates and remain in remission longer than patients who are vitamin D-deficient, according to a...

Promising new approach targets cancer protein to slow tumor growth

April 29, 2014 - 08:00
Sometimes a full-on assault isn't the best approach when dealing with a powerful enemy.

Patient-focused enhanced recovery approach for colorectal surgery

April 29, 2014 - 07:00
Changes in managing patients before, during and after colorectal surgery cut hospital stays by two days and reduced readmission rates, according to researchers who led a study of the approach at Duke...

Targeting chemo-resistant cells has implications for treating colon cancer, breast cancer

April 28, 2014 - 08:00
A way to sensitise cancer cells to chemotherapy - making them more open to treatment - identified by scientists from The University of Manchester.

Scientists identify way to target drug-resistant cancer cells

April 27, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK have discovered a way to target drug-resistant cancer cells by exploring mitosis - cell division and replication.

Aspirin can reduce colorectal cancer risks for those with specific gene

April 25, 2014 - 08:00
The humble aspirin may have just added another beneficial effect beyond its ability to ameliorate headaches and reduce the risk of heart attacks: lowering colon cancer risk among people with high...

Scientists find key steps linking dietary fats and colon cancer tumor growth

April 24, 2014 - 07:00
Scientists have shown new genetic evidence that could strengthen the link between the role of dietary fats with colon cancer progression.

Advanced abdominal cancer: 20 years of data shows treatment technique improvement

April 23, 2014 - 07:00
Meaningful long-term survival is possible for selected patients suffering from advanced cancer of the abdomen when treated with cytoreductive surgery with Hyperthermic IntraPeritoneal Chemotherapy...

For average-risk patients with 1 to 2 small polyps, surveillance colonoscopy recommendations consistent with guidelines

April 22, 2014 - 07:00
According to a new study, endoscopists' recommendations for timing of surveillance colonoscopy in average-risk patients with one to two small polyps are consistent with guideline recommendations in...

Increased risk for colorectal cancer following radiation therapy for cervical cancer

April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening...

Refined categorization may improve prediction of patient survival in RECIST 1.1

April 18, 2014 - 07:00
In a recent analysis by the RECIST Working Group published in the European Journal of Cancer, EORTC researchers had explored whether a more refined categorization of tumor response or various aspects...

Gene variant makes eaters of processed meat 'more likely to get colorectal cancer'

April 18, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers have found that a common gene variant - carried by 1 in 3 people - may increase risk of colorectal cancer in individuals who eat processed meat.

Improvements needed in website information on colon cancer: it is too complex, fails to address key concerns

April 16, 2014 - 08:00
Popular web information on colorectal cancer is too difficult for most lay people to read and doesn't address the appropriate risks to and concerns of patients, a study by UT Southwestern Medical...

'MicroRNA' could be key target for bowel cancer treatment

April 15, 2014 - 09:00
A tiny genetic molecule known as a microRNA plays a central role in bowel cancer and could be key to developing new treatments for the disease, a new study concludes.

Cancer drug targets opened by kinesin-5 structure

April 11, 2014 - 07:00
The structure of a key part of the machinery that allows cells to divide has been identified by researchers at the University of California, Davis -- opening new possibilities for throwing a wrench...