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Every year, about one million new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed worldwide. About 150,000 new cases are detected each year in the United States. Over a lifetime, about 1 in 19 people develop colon cancer and nearly 50,000 people are expected to die from it in the U.S. this year. According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., accounting for about 10 percent of all cancer deaths.
Gene variants that lead to longer telomeres boost brain cancer risk

Gene variants that lead to longer telomeres boost brain cancer risk

New genomic research led by UC San Francisco scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging, also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas. [More]
PsiOxus Therapeutics presents positive study results of anti-cancer vaccine Enadenotucirev at ASCO Annual Meeting

PsiOxus Therapeutics presents positive study results of anti-cancer vaccine Enadenotucirev at ASCO Annual Meeting

PsiOxus Therapeutics, Ltd. (PsiOxus), an award-winning biotechnology company developing innovative, novel treatments for cancer, announced that updates for its on-going international multicentre clinical program of the oncolytic vaccine enadenotucirev (previously known as ColoAd1) were presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. [More]
Myriad myRisk test solves overlap dilemma between hereditary cancer syndromes

Myriad myRisk test solves overlap dilemma between hereditary cancer syndromes

Myriad Genetics, Inc. today presented several clinical studies on the Myriad myRisk- Hereditary Cancer test at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. [More]
Scientists discover link between circadian clock disturbances and inflammatory diseases

Scientists discover link between circadian clock disturbances and inflammatory diseases

A disruption of circadian rhythms, when combined with a high-fat, high-sugar diet, may contribute to inflammatory bowel disease and other harmful conditions, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. [More]
Researchers show how bacteria responsible for strep throat can be used to fight colon cancer

Researchers show how bacteria responsible for strep throat can be used to fight colon cancer

Researchers at Western University (London, Canada) have shown how the bacteria primarily responsible for causing strep throat can be used to fight colon cancer. By engineering a streptococcal bacterial toxin to attach itself to tumour cells, they are forcing the immune system to recognize and attack the cancer. [More]
Loyola’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Assessment Program provides state-of-the-art care to cancer patients

Loyola’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Assessment Program provides state-of-the-art care to cancer patients

Patients at increased risk for gastrointestinal cancer now have access to a new multidisciplinary program at Loyola University Health System. [More]
Interactive multimedia computer program fails to increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Interactive multimedia computer program fails to increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but too few people get tested. In an effort to increase these numbers,researchers from UC Davis and elsewhere investigated whether an individualized interactive multimedia computer program (IMCP) would spur patients to get screened. [More]
Study provides potential target for cutting off growth of cancer stem cells

Study provides potential target for cutting off growth of cancer stem cells

A subset of immune cells directly target colon cancers, rather than the immune system, giving the cells the aggressive properties of cancer stem cells. [More]
Novartis presents Phase III results of Signifor LAR therapy in patients with acromegaly

Novartis presents Phase III results of Signifor LAR therapy in patients with acromegaly

Novartis today presented results from a pivotal Phase III trial of investigational therapy Signifor® LAR (pasireotide LAR; SOM230) in patients with acromegaly for whom current standard of care provides inadequate disease control. [More]
Research roundup: Compounding pharmacies; marketplace details; changes in insurance coverage

Research roundup: Compounding pharmacies; marketplace details; changes in insurance coverage

Outraged over a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak traced back to Framingham, Massachusetts-based drug compounder New England Compounding Center (NECC) that left sixty-four people dead and more than 700 sickened, Congress passed the Compounding Quality Act . [More]
New health system scorecard reveals wide health gaps among states

New health system scorecard reveals wide health gaps among states

States made little progress in improving health care access, quality, and outcomes and lowering costs in the five years preceding implementation of the major coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act (2007-2012), according to the Commonwealth Fund's third state health system scorecard. The majority of states declined or failed to improve on two-thirds of the 34 scorecard indicators that could be tracked over time. [More]
Researchers develop new strategy to personalised medicine in advanced cancer patients

Researchers develop new strategy to personalised medicine in advanced cancer patients

Tumour cells can accumulate hundreds or even thousands of DNA mutations which induce the growth and spread of cancer. The number and pattern of mutations differs according to the type of tumour, even among those that are classified as part of the same type of tumours. [More]
Two internationally known scholars join Huntsman Cancer Institute

Two internationally known scholars join Huntsman Cancer Institute

Two internationally known scholars, one in the field of cancer prevention and the other in the field of molecular biology, will join Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah as early as Sept. 1. [More]
Aspirin can lower colon cancer risk among people with high levels of specific gene

Aspirin can lower colon cancer risk among people with high levels of specific gene

The humble aspirin may have just added another beneficial effect beyond its ability to ameliorate headaches and reduce the risk of heart attacks: lowering colon cancer risk among people with high levels of a specific type of gene. [More]
FDA approves Cyramza to treat patients with advanced stomach cancer

FDA approves Cyramza to treat patients with advanced stomach cancer

Based on results of a clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a molecularly targeted drug as second-line treatment in advanced stomach cancer that has progressed after standard chemotherapy has failed. [More]
New genetic evidence strengthens link between role of dietary fats with colon cancer progression

New genetic evidence strengthens link between role of dietary fats with colon cancer progression

Scientists have shown new genetic evidence that could strengthen the link between the role of dietary fats with colon cancer progression. [More]
FDA approves molecularly targeted drug as second-line treatment for advanced stomach cancer

FDA approves molecularly targeted drug as second-line treatment for advanced stomach cancer

Based on results of a clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a molecularly targeted drug as second-line treatment in advanced stomach cancer that has progressed after standard chemotherapy has failed. [More]
Researchers develop simple assay that reveals evolutionary relationships among various tumor sites within patient

Researchers develop simple assay that reveals evolutionary relationships among various tumor sites within patient

​The process of metastasis - a tumor's ability to spread to other parts of the body - is still poorly understood. It is not easy to determine whether metastasis began early or late in the development of the primary tumor or whether individual metastatic sites were seeded directly from the original tumor or from an intermediate site. [More]
Researchers recommend early colorectal cancer screening guidelines for cervical cancer survivors

Researchers recommend early colorectal cancer screening guidelines for cervical cancer survivors

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended. [More]
TGen honors two philanthropists for supporting TGen's research on brain, colon and prostate cancer

TGen honors two philanthropists for supporting TGen's research on brain, colon and prostate cancer

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) recently honored two significant Arizona philanthropists at their annual Founders Dinner for their support of TGen's research into brain, colon and prostate cancer. The event took place March 28 in Scottsdale. [More]