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Promising results from clinical trials designed to block autophagy in multiple cancers

May 27, 2014 - 08:00
In the largest group of results to date, researchers from Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center and other institutions have shown in clinical trials that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)...

New insight into inflammatory bowel diseases offered by wound-healing role of microRNAs in colon

May 27, 2014 - 08:00
A microRNA cluster believed to be important for suppressing colon cancer has been found to play a critical role in wound healing in the intestine, UT Southwestern cancer researchers have found.

How streptococcal bacteria can be used to fight colon cancer

May 22, 2014 - 08:00
Researchers at Western University (London, Canada) have shown how the bacteria primarily responsible for causing strep throat can be used to fight colon cancer.

CRYSTAL analysis shows clinical benefit of Erbitux in RAS wild-type mCRC patients

May 19, 2014 - 09:00
Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck, has announced new biomarker findings from a retrospective analysis of the completed Phase III study CRYSTAL that compared Erbitux&reg...

Cancer Council Australia welcomes new bowel cancer screening and medical research investment

May 15, 2014 - 09:00
At least 35,000 Australian bowel cancer deaths will be prevented thanks to a $95.9 million, four-year plan to finalise Australia's National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in the 2014-15 budget.

Link discovered between colon cancer and metabolism

May 15, 2014 - 07:00
More than 60 years ago Otto Warburg recognized that cancer cells differ from normal cells in the metabolic pathway they use for the oxidation of sugar.

Tailored intervention has low impact on colorectal cancer screening

May 14, 2014 - 09:00
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but too few people get tested. In an effort to increase these numbers,researchers from UC Davis and elsewhere investigated whether an individualized...

First trial restored under new initiative casts doubt on repeat bowel cancer surgery

May 14, 2014 - 07:00
A trial that remained unpublished for 20 years casts doubt on the survival benefit of repeat ("second look") surgery for bowel cancer. The trial is published in the online journal BMJ Open.

News from Annals of Family Medicine: May/June 2014

May 14, 2014 - 07:00
Despite Benefits, Many Patients at High Risk for Cardiovascular Events Not on StatinsMany people at high risk for cardiovascular events, including those with coronary artery disease, diabetes or...

Study findings question benefit of additional imaging before cancer surgery

May 13, 2014 - 20:00
Among patients with a certain type of colorectal cancer with limited spread to the liver, imaging using positron emission tomography and computed tomography (CT) before surgery did not...

Study provides potential target for cutting off growth of colon cancer stem cells

May 12, 2014 - 08:00
A subset of immune cells directly target colon cancers, rather than the immune system, giving the cells the aggressive properties of cancer stem cells.

Mixed messages on DNA test a risk to bowel cancer screening, Australia

May 8, 2014 - 09:00
Cancer Council is urging GPs to encourage asymptomatic patients 50 or over to screen for bowel cancer with a faecal occult blood test (FOBT), which remains the gold standard for population...

Laparoscopic-assisted colonoscopy with polypectomy to remove precancerous colon polyps may substantially reduce health-care costs

May 8, 2014 - 07:00
A surgical method combining two techniques for removing precancerous polyps during colonoscopies can substantially reduce the recovery time and the length of hospital stays, potentially saving the...

In pancreatic cancers, gene discovery links cancer cell 'recycling' system to potential new therapy

May 5, 2014 - 07:00
University of Rochester scientists have discovered a gene with a critical link to pancreatic cancer, and further investigation in mice shows that by blocking the gene's most important function...

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...