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New knowledge on EphB signalling may improve treatment of intestinal cancers

April 7, 2015 - 09:00
A new study led by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, provides experimental evidence that a drug that inhibits the EphB-signalling...

Older people at higher risk of emergency cancer diagnosis

April 7, 2015 - 09:00
People over 60 are at higher risk of being diagnosed with lung or bowel cancer as an emergency in hospital than younger people, according to a Cancer Research UK-supported report *, published by...

Small RNA plays big role suppressing cancer

April 7, 2015 - 08:00
The micro RNA miR-22 has long been known for its ability to suppress cancer. However, questions remain about how it achieves this feat.

New knowledge on EphB signaling may improve treatment of intestinal cancers

April 6, 2015 - 07:00
A new study led by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, provides experimental evidence that a drug that inhibits the EphB-signaling pathway...

New findings support the benefits of eating walnuts on overall health

April 2, 2015 - 07:00
Research examines the effects of walnuts on brain health, gut health, vascular health and colon cancer risk factors at Experimental Biology 2015Multiple new research abstracts suggest walnuts...

Major increase in bowel cancer screening uptake shown with new UK screening test

April 1, 2015 - 09:00
A large pilot study of a new bowel cancer screening test has demonstrated a major increase in participation rates across population groups.

ASCP, CAP, AMP, and ASCO issue draft colorectal cancer molecular marker testing guideline and announce opening of public comment period

April 1, 2015 - 09:00
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)...

Integrative approaches key to understanding cancer, developing therapies, say Moffitt scientists

April 1, 2015 - 07:00
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are using integrative approaches to study cancer by combining mathematical and computational modeling with experimental and clinical data.

Bio-marker set forms the basis for new blood test to detect colorectal cancer

March 30, 2015 - 09:00
Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer globally and the second most common cause of cancer deaths.

High intake of marine omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids associated with lower risk of MSI colorectal cancers

March 30, 2015 - 07:00
High intake of marine omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is associated with lower risk of microsatellite instable (MSI) colorectal cancers (CRCs) but not microsatellite stable (MSS) CRCs...

Protecting nerve tissue during bowel surgery

March 27, 2015 - 09:00
After bowel surgery, more than half of the patients suffer from irreparable nerve damage.

Powerful new "Tips From Former Smokers" ads focus on living with vision loss and colorectal cancer

March 27, 2015 - 09:00
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching its 2015 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign with a series of powerful new ads featuring former smokers who suffer from smoking-related...

Blood test can help some bowel cancer patients avoid unnecessary drug side-effects

March 27, 2015 - 08:00
Manchester researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy.

Singapore identifies mutations that may enable earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer recurrence

March 27, 2015 - 08:00
The findings will be used to develop diagnostic kits for individual patients with colorectal cancer to detect future liver metastasisA multi-disciplinary team of doctors and scientists from...

Men who kept highly fit in midlife reduced their cancer death risks in older life

March 27, 2015 - 07:00
Keeping fit is good for the heart, and now oncologists have evidence that keeping fit in midlife may reduce the risk of death from cancer after the age of 65 years.

Incidence of colorectal cancer increasing in young people: family doctors urged to be on the alert for alarm symptoms

March 26, 2015 - 10:00
United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is calling for primary care physicians to be more alert to the symptoms of colorectal cancer (CRC) in young people, as worrying evidence emerges of a growing...

Combining the old and new to kill cancer cells

March 26, 2015 - 07:00
A team of Singapore based scientists have found that pairing a new approach with an old drug may be an effective approach to treat common cancers. In a landmark study, Professor David Virshup and Dr.

Metformin and vitamin D3 show impressive promise in preventing colorectal cancer

March 26, 2015 - 07:00
Case Western Reserve scientists collaborate with China's Lanzhou University investigators in exploring the dual compound strategyThe concept was simple: If two compounds each individually show...

Anti-diabetic drug metformin and vitamin D3 show impressive promise in preventing colorectal cancer

March 25, 2015 - 09:00
The concept was simple: If two compounds each individually show promise in preventing colon cancer, surely it's worth trying the two together to see if even greater impact is possible.

New potential for personalized treatments in bowel cancer

March 25, 2015 - 07:00
Scientists have found that genetic changes in bowel tumours are linked to the way the body's immune system responds to the cancer, according to research published in the journal Oncoimmunology.