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Innovative methodology enables non-coding DNA to be decoded in colorectal cancer

July 25, 2014 - 08:00
Cancer is a disease of the genome resulting from a combination of genetic modifications (or mutations).

Enhanced recovery program following colorectal surgery at community hospitals

July 23, 2014 - 20:00
An enhanced recovery program for patients after colorectal surgery appears to be feasible in a community hospital setting after having been shown to be successful in international and academic...

Bowel cancer breakthrough may benefit thousands of patients

July 21, 2014 - 09:00
Researchers at Queen's University have made a significant breakthrough that may benefit patients with bowel cancer.

Carbs turned into colorectal cancer by gut microbes in those predisposed to the disease

July 21, 2014 - 08:00
Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear.

Measures to improve cancer screening in Ontario ineffective

July 16, 2014 - 07:00
Ontario spent nearly $110 million dollars between 2006 and 2010 on bonuses to motivate family doctors to screen more of their patients for cancer but these bonuses were associated with little or no...

Study pinpoints a molecular cause of cancer-related wasting condition, suggests potential treatment

July 14, 2014 - 08:00
New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients, raising their risk of death, according...

Vitamin D found to increase bowel cancer survival odds

July 11, 2014 - 08:00
Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, a study shows.