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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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High-fat diet may raise cancer risk by changing gut stem cells

March 3, 2016 - 10:00
A study of mice suggests that a high-fat diet boosts production of stem cells in the gut - and alters other cells to behave like stem cells - increasing risk of cancer.

Cancer treatment on a cellular level

March 3, 2016 - 09:00
The most common treatments for cancer are radiation and chemotherapy. However they have side effects and also damage healthy tissues.

Predictive proteins: Elevated levels trigger metastatic progression of cancer cells

February 29, 2016 - 07:00
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, with colleagues in Spain and Germany, have unraveled how elevated levels of particular proteins in...

Metastatic colorectal cancer: SIRFLOX study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

February 26, 2016 - 14:00
Sirtex Medical Limited has announced that the results of the SIRFLOX study with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres have been published on-line in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), the...

Half of elderly colorectal cancer patients receiving value-less treatment

February 26, 2016 - 12:00
A study published online ahead of print in the journal Medical Care shows that over a recent 10-year period, the rate of metastatic colorectal cancer patients older than age 75 receiving three or...

One in four cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed within two years of a negative screening result

February 25, 2016 - 12:00
One in four cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) detected in a guiac faecal occult blood testing (gFOBT) programme are diagnosed within two years of a negative screening result, a study in the UEG...

Vanderbilt study finds potential colon cancer biomarker

February 23, 2016 - 14:00
A protein that suppresses a key cancer pathway in the colon may be a potential biomarker for colitis-associated tumors, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported last month in...

Study demonstrates connection between anal cancer and HPV

February 18, 2016 - 13:00
Researchers at Women & Infants Hospital, a Care New England hospital, recently published the results of a study demonstrating a connection between anal cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV)...

Colorectal cancer patients need colonoscopy after cancer resection

February 17, 2016 - 12:00
It is critically important that colorectal cancer patients undergo colonoscopy after surgery to ensure that they do not have a second colon cancer, and to find and remove any additional polyps.

How your cells build tiny 'train tracks' could shed light on human disease

February 11, 2016 - 15:00
Researchers from the University of Warwick have discovered how cells in the human body build their own 'railway networks', throwing light on how diseases such as bowel cancer work.

New test could help select the best treatment for bowel cancer patients

February 11, 2016 - 15:00
A new test could help patients with advanced bowel cancer get the best treatment for their disease, according to a Cancer Research UK clinical trial published in JAMA Oncology.

Inhibiting age-related inflammation maintains healthy gut microbiota and extends lifespan

February 11, 2016 - 07:00
Aging is associated with a wide range of tissue dysfunctions. Among these are metaplasias - conditions in which one kind of tissue is replaced by another type, causing misregulation of regional...

Nanoparticle reduces targeted cancer drug's toxicity

February 11, 2016 - 07:00
In one of the first efforts to date to apply nanotechnology to targeted cancer therapeutics, researchers have created a nanoparticle formulation of a cancer drug that is both effective and nontoxic...

'Molecular movie' opens door to new cancer treatments

February 10, 2016 - 14:00
An international team of scientists led by the University of Liverpool has produced a 'structural movie' revealing the step-by-step creation of an important naturally occurring chemical in the body...

Single-lesion biopsy may be insufficient to choose therapy targeting resistance mutations

February 8, 2016 - 08:00
When metastatic tumors driven by drug-targetable genetic mutations become resistant to a targeted therapy drug, the usual practice is to biopsy a single metastatic lesion to test for new mutations...

How gut inflammation sparks colon cancer

February 5, 2016 - 11:00
Chronic inflammation in the gut increases the risk of colon cancer by as much as 500 percent, and now Duke University researchers think they know why.

Time between positive fecal blood test and colonoscopy varies widely

February 3, 2016 - 07:00
Patients who received positive fecal blood test results as part of the screening process for colorectal cancer experienced wide variations in the time between a positive result and a follow-up...

Turning down the volume on cancer

February 3, 2016 - 07:00
When the audio on your television set or smart phone is too loud, you simply turn down the volume.

Backing from their GP could lead thousands more to take bowel cancer test

February 3, 2016 - 00:00
Almost 40,000 more people might take a bowel cancer test in England each year if the letter inviting them to do so was endorsed by their GP, according to research funded by the National Institute...

High rate of office visits and cumulative costs prior to colonoscopies for colon cancer screening

February 2, 2016 - 16:00
Kevin R. Riggs, M.D., M.P.H., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues analyzed billing data to determine the proportion of colonoscopies for colon cancer...