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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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Colon cancer susceptibility may vary with gut microbes

July 14, 2016 - 14:00
Gut microbes likely influence colon cancer susceptibility, says study that implanted embryos of cancer-prone rats into mothers with varying gut microbiota.

Tissue-engineered model of human colon should improve cancer research

July 13, 2016 - 07:00
Researchers have tissue-engineered a model of the human colon for tracking the genetic changes that drive cancer from abnormal mass to invasive tumor.

Internal radiation therapy: Better response in metastatic colorectal cancer patients

July 10, 2016 - 07:00
New analysis shows patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with radiation therapy show better response than those receiving chemotherapy alone.

Regulatory T cells' involvement in the progress of colon cancer

July 6, 2016 - 14:00
Researchers at Osaka University, clarified that T-lymphocytes expressing FOXP3 at a low level found in colorectal cancers (CRCs) facilitated cancer immunity.

Genetic mutations found linked to rare cases of multiple bowel tumors

July 6, 2016 - 07:00
Researchers have identified genetic mutations affecting the immune system which may lead to the development of more than one bowel tumour at the same time.

Colorectal cancer: Pivotal Phase III data for Xilonix presented

July 5, 2016 - 14:00
XBiotech Inc., developer of next-generation True Human™ antibody therapies, has presented positive results from a pivotal Phase III trial of Xilonix™, the company's lead monoclonal...