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Genetic biomarker may predict cancer patients' response to immunotherapy drug

June 1, 2015 - 07:00
In a report of a proof-of-principle study of patients with colon and other cancers for whom standard therapies failed, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say that mistakes in...

Researchers developing new targeted and immune therapies for colorectal cancer molecular subtypes

May 28, 2015 - 15:00
Medical oncology is a rapidly evolving field, and oncology-related precision medicine - or the matching of treatments to a specific patient and their cancer - is at the forefront of this evolution.

Complex signaling between blood and stem cells controls regeneration in fly gut

May 26, 2015 - 11:00
Buck Institute scientists say impaired interactions between macrophages and stem cells are likely players in human intestinal maladies like IBS, leaky gut and colorectal cancersHaving a healthy...

Teenage obesity may increase risk of colorectal cancer in later-life

May 26, 2015 - 07:00
Men who are very overweight or obese aged 16-20 may be more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer later in life, according to a new study.

Americans under 50 with family history of colorectal cancer less likely to have colonoscopy

May 22, 2015 - 12:00
Americans younger than 50 with a family history of colorectal were less likely than adults aged 50 or older to have had a colonoscopy, according to a recent University of South Carolina and Mayo...

Computer-assisted sedation reduces patient recovery time by almost 20 percent

May 20, 2015 - 09:00
Propofol sedation method may also improve efficiency in staffing endoscopic unitsUse of computer-assisted propofol sedation for routine upper endoscopy and colonoscopy reduced recovery room time...

Researchers make progress engineering digestive system tissues

May 19, 2015 - 15:00
New proof-of-concept research at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine suggests the potential for engineering replacement intestine tissue in the lab, a treatment that could be applied to...

Researchers quantify proportion of different genetic mutations in individual bowel cancers

May 19, 2015 - 12:00
Bowel cancer is often driven by mutations in one of several different genes, and a patient can have a cancer with a different genetic make-up to another patient's cancer.

Study finds non-invasive colon cancer screening may be promising for African-Americans

May 19, 2015 - 12:00
In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, physician-scientists at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found that a...

ACP releases High Value Care screening advice for 5 common cancers

May 19, 2015 - 11:00
American College of Physicians advice is for average risk adults without symptomsIn a paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) issued advice for...

Drug extends survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

May 16, 2015 - 07:00
Lengthens survival and slows progress of disease in patients who no longer respond to other treatments Taken in pill form, the drug produces few side effectsA drug developed 50 years ago...

New Harvard research finds walnuts may help slow colon cancer growth

May 14, 2015 - 07:00
A walnut-enriched diet may cause beneficial genetic changes in animal cancer cells, affecting inflammation, blood supply and growth of tumorsA walnut-enriched diet may cause beneficial genetic...

First-in-class antibody mixture shows clinical activity against Tx-resistant, advanced CRC

May 13, 2015 - 07:00
Patients with advanced colorectal tumors without mutations in the RAS genes derive substantial benefit from anti-EGFR therapies; however, the disease eventually progresses, leaving these patients...

Study finds metabolic link between bacterial 'biofilms' and colon cancer

May 11, 2015 - 08:00
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has uncovered a big clue to how bacteria may promote some colon cancers.

Patient cancer cells help to test treatments

May 11, 2015 - 07:00
Organoids made of human tissue can predict patient response to drugsA study, published in Cell, demonstrates the power of organoids to capture, in three dimensions, the multiple mutations that...

CDC: many adults failing to undergo recommended cancer screening

May 11, 2015 - 07:00
Many adults in the US are not getting the recommended screening tests for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers, according to the CDC, with no increase in such rates since 2010.