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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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Researchers find key to drug resistant bowel cancer

November 10, 2016 - 08:00
Blocking a molecule could bypass bowel cancer's defence against the drug cetuximab, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in...

Smoking increases risk of precancerous colorectal lesions in women more than in men

November 7, 2016 - 08:00
Men are more likely to develop colorectal cancer or its precursors than women. A new study conducted by MedUni Vienna shows that known risk factors do not explain this difference between the sexes.

Fat in feces points to early presence of colorectal cancer

October 27, 2016 - 08:00
Metabolic fingerprint' matches changes in tumor tissues.Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to...

Noninvasive fecal test an 'excellent alternative to colonoscopy' for cancer prevention

October 25, 2016 - 08:00
The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force, a group comprised of the major U.S. gastroenterological professional associations, recently released a consensus statement on the use of the noninvasive fecal...

Bowel cancer patients more likely to survive in research-active hospitals

October 21, 2016 - 08:00
Bowel cancer patients treated in hospitals where large amounts of clinical research is taking place are more likely to survive - even if they themselves are not involved in the clinical trials, a...

New research verifies TASINs as viable target for colon cancer therapies

October 21, 2016 - 08:00
A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cancer cells that have a distinct mutation common in colon cancer, while still sparing related normal cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center...

New "beacon" method detects cancer recurrence

October 17, 2016 - 08:00
A new detection method for tumour recurrence in bowel cancer patients is proving to be twice as effective as regular treatment.

Nintedanib improves progression-free survival but not overall survival in phase III trial of metastatic colorectal cancer

October 11, 2016 - 08:00
Nintedanib improves progression-free survival but not overall survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who are not responding to standard therapies, according to results of the phase...

Men with high genetic chance of bowel cancer could have lower risk with healthy lifestyles

September 30, 2016 - 08:00
Men with a high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a lower risk of developing the disease if they also have a healthy lifestyle, according to a Cancer...

Heart disease exercise programme could work for bowel cancer patients

September 29, 2016 - 08:00
Could rehabilitation programmes for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet?

1 in 5 emergency bowel cancer patients had symptoms before diagnosis

September 28, 2016 - 13:00
Around one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer 'alarm symptom' in the year leading up to their diagnosis, according to a...

Cancer prevention benefits of colonoscopy may diminish after age 75

September 27, 2016 - 08:00
Colonoscopy screening is modestly effective for preventing colorectal cancer in patients aged 70 to 74, but the cancer prevention benefits may begin to diminish in older patients.

Nearly one-third of unnecessary endoscopies could be avoided with faeces blood test

September 26, 2016 - 08:00
The number of patients referred to the hospital for an unnecessary endoscopy could be cut by nearly a third if an additional test that can be carried out by a GP could be incorporated, according to...

Aberrant epigenetic regulation behind the intestinal symptoms in coeliac disease

September 6, 2016 - 15:00
Researchers at the University of Tampere discovered a mechanism causing aberrancies in coeliac disease and colorectal cancer.

Researchers find gene mutations lead to more aggressive colon cancer in African-Americans

September 3, 2016 - 08:00
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers, a research collaboration which includes University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University, who last year identified new...

Retinoic acid suppresses colorectal cancer development, Stanford study finds

August 31, 2016 - 13:00
Retinoic acid, a compound derived in the body from vitamin A, plays a critical role in suppressing colorectal cancer in mice and humans, according to researchers at the Stanford University School...

Molecule prevents effect of chemotherapy

August 17, 2016 - 13:00
Danish researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University are behind a possible breakthrough in the treatment of colorectal cancer.