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MD Anderson study finds one-third of colorectal cancers diagnosed before 35 are hereditary

July 21, 2015 - 12:00
Researchers recommend genetic counseling to benefit familiesHereditary colorectal cancers, caused by inherited gene mutations, are relatively rare for most patients.

Georgia State study finds state regulations linked to late cancer diagnoses

July 21, 2015 - 09:00
States' regulations of health insurance and practitioners significantly influence when patients receive colorectal or breast cancer diagnoses, especially among people younger than the...

Cancers caught during screening colonoscopy are more survivable

July 14, 2015 - 11:00
Patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the test, according to a...

Researchers develop basic computing elements for bacteria

July 10, 2015 - 10:00
The "friendly" bacteria inside our digestive systems are being given an upgrade, which may one day allow them to be programmed to detect and ultimately treat diseases such as colon cancer and immune...

Three large U.S. hot spots have excessive colorectal cancer death rates

July 8, 2015 - 13:00
While most of the United States has experienced large declines in colorectal cancer death rates in recent years, progress in the Mississippi Delta and two other areas has lagged.

Cancer drug 49 times more potent than Cisplatin

July 7, 2015 - 15:00
Tests have shown that a new cancer drug, FY26, is 49 times more potent than the clinically used treatment Cisplatin Effectiveness shown in tests on ovarian and bowel cancer Drug can...

Second-line cetuximab active beyond progression in quadruple wild-type patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

July 4, 2015 - 09:00
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that are mutation-free in the KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA genes showed significant benefit from continuing anti-epidermal growth factor receptor...

Studies confirm regorafenib benefit in pre-treated metastatic colorectal cancer

July 3, 2015 - 07:00
The phase IIIb CONSIGN study has confirmed the benefit of regorafenib in patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), researchers announced at the ESMO 17th World Congress...

Evaluation of NK1 antagonists for emesis prevention in oxaliplatin chemo: SENRI trial

July 2, 2015 - 09:00
ESMO 17th World Congress on Gastrointestinal CancerThe SENRI trial has opened the window to evaluate NK1 antagonists for emesis prevention in patients taking oxaliplatin chemotherapy, antiemetics...

Thin colorectal cancer patients have shorter survival than obese patients

July 2, 2015 - 08:00
Although being overweight with a high body-mass index (BMI) has long been associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer, thinner patients might not fare as well after treatment for advanced...

Protein's impact on colorectal cancer is dappled

July 1, 2015 - 10:00
In early stages, it acts as tumor suppressor; later it can help spread diseaseResearchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a cell signaling pathway that...

Colon cancer: Taking a step back to move forward

June 30, 2015 - 15:00
Recent Weizmann Institute studies are revealing a complex picture of cancer progression in which certain genes that drive tumor growth in the earlier stages get suppressed in later stages - taking a...

Targeting dormant cells may halt colorectal cancer spread

June 30, 2015 - 10:00
Scientists have found how to control stem cell behavior that spurs the spread of bowel cancer, opening a route for therapies that target dormant cells as opposed to growing cells.

SLU scientists develop potential new class of cancer drugs in lab

June 29, 2015 - 07:00
Drug takes aim at cancer metabolism, stops most kinds of cancerIn research published in Cancer Cell, Thomas Burris, Ph.D.

New approach holds promise for earlier, easier detection of colorectal cancer

June 26, 2015 - 13:00
Chemists at Caltech have developed a new sensitive technique capable of detecting colorectal cancer in tissue samples -- a method that could one day be used in clinical settings for the early...

New colon cancer culprit found in gut microbiome

June 24, 2015 - 10:00
Changes in the gut bacteria of colon cancer patients indicate that some virulent bacteria could be linked to the progression of the disease, according to research published in the open access journal...

'Smarter' ordering of breast biomarker tests could save millions in health care dollars

June 24, 2015 - 10:00
A review of medical records for almost 200 patients with breast cancer suggests that more selective use of biomarker testing for such patients has the potential to save millions of dollars in health...

Discovery promises new treatments to thwart colon cancer

June 22, 2015 - 08:00
Boosting the activity of a protective gene and giving patients 'good' gut bacteria could help prevent or slow progression of colorectal cancer, St.