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Stanford doctors, materials scientists hope a blood test will encourage more colon cancer screenings

April 23, 2019

Up to half of people who should be screened for colorectal cancer do not get the routine procedure.…
Blood-based screen for colon cancer shows promise

April 12, 2019

If caught early, nearly all cases of colon cancer are curable. Though this should make screening tests straightforward, colon…
How Colon and Rectal Cancer Differ

March 26, 2019

The terms “colon cancer” and “colorectal cancer” tend to be used interchangeably. But there are important differences between colon…
Unexplored Frontiers of Gut Microbiome

October 31, 2018

Whether or how much the gut microbiome contributes to diseases ranging from inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer…
Aspirin could be used to stave off bowel cancer

June 27, 2018

Aspirin is one of the heroes of your medical cabinet. The humanity has been using the precursor of…
Mutation that disrupts DNA’s electrical signaling linked to colon cancer

June 20, 2018

The development of an aggressive, early-onset form of colon cancer may come down to a single missing iron…
Colon cancer breakthrough could lead to prevention

November 2, 2017

Colon cancer, Crohn’s, and other diseases of the gut could be better treated – or even prevented –…
Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice

June 23, 2017

Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according…
Human tissue model developed to test colon cancer drugs

June 20, 2017

The first-ever “disease in a Petri dish” platform that models human colon cancer derived from stem cells has…
New model could speed up colon cancer research

May 3, 2017

Using the gene-editing system known as CRISPR, MIT researchers have shown in mice that they can generate colon…
Study links sulfide-producing bacteria and colon cancer in African-Americans

March 16, 2017

A new study reveals that African-Americans have measurable differences in the number and type of bacteria that live…
Researchers help the body protect itself against inflammation and colon cancer

January 27, 2017

Could inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer be prevented by changing the shape of a single protein? There…
Better Survival for Colon Cancer Patients with Left-Sided Tumors

May 20, 2016

The chances of surviving colon cancer could depend on which side of the colon the cancer strikes. A…
Update: How diet influences colon cancer

March 5, 2016

Over the past decade, studies have found that obesity and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet are significant risk…
Mutated Gene Associated With Colon Cancer Discovered in 18th-Century Hungarian Mummy

March 1, 2016

The modern plagues of obesity, physical inactivity and processed food have been definitively established as modern causes of…
How gut inflammation sparks colon cancer

February 5, 2016

Cancer stem cells hijack stem cell production in inflamed tissue Chronic inflammation in the gut increases the risk…
New Biomarker Identifies Colon Cancer Patients Who May Benefit from Chemotherapy

January 22, 2016

Using a new computer science approach, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Columbia University…
Gut reaction: Smart pill smells out the body’s fiber factor

January 13, 2016

First trials of smart gas sensing pills reveal how low & high-fiber diets affect gut Researchers have conducted…
Gene Pair Plays Crucial Role in Colon Cancer, Team Shows

December 4, 2015

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and researchers are hard at work…
Powdered cranberry combats colon cancer in mice

August 22, 2015

Cranberries are often touted as a way to protect against urinary tract infections, but that may be just…
New approach holds promise for earlier, easier detection of colorectal cancer

June 26, 2015

Caltech chemists develop a technique that could one day lead to early detection of tumors Chemists at Caltech…
Better mouse model enables colon cancer research

May 27, 2015

Every day, it seems, someone in some lab is “curing cancer.” Well, it’s easy to kill cancer cells…
Genes influence survival in bowel cancer patients

April 28, 2015

A team from Cardiff University’s School of Medicine analysed over 7,600 patients with CRC from 14 different centres…
Penn vet team points to new colon cancer culprit

March 22, 2015

Colon cancer is a heavily studied disease — and for good reason. It is one of the leading…
MBL Imaging Technique Reveals Bacterial Biofilms in Colon Cancer Patient

December 13, 2014

Since the first “catalog” of the normal bacterial makeup of the human body was published in 2012, numerous…
Self-assembling anti-cancer molecules created in minutes

August 3, 2014

Like a self-assembling ‘Lego Death Star,’ says lead researcher Researchers have developed a simple and versatile method for…
Cancer is avoidable as you grow older. Here’s how.

July 19, 2014

Is cancer an inevitable consequence of aging? Although it is widely thought that cancer is an inevitable consequence…
The colon has a safety mechanism that restricts tumour formation

June 24, 2014

Colon cancer development starts with the formation of benign tumours called adenomas. It is estimated that between 30%…
Study shows how streptococcal bacteria can be used to fight colon cancer

May 20, 2014

Researchers at Western University (London, Canada) have shown how the bacteria primarily responsible for causing strep throat can…
Hidden Mechanism for the Suppression of Colon Cancer Identified

April 18, 2014

Korean researchers have successfully identified the cancer inhibitory mechanism of the colon tissue. The discovery of the inherent…
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