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Colorectal Cancer is cancer that develops in the colon (the longest part of the large intestine) and/or the rectum (the last several inches of the large intestine before the anus). In the United States, it is the fourth most common cancer in men and women. Caught early, it is often curable.
Four weeks of prehabilitation may help cancer patients to get in shape for surgery, study suggests

Four weeks of prehabilitation may help cancer patients to get in shape for surgery, study suggests

Just four weeks of prehabilitation may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. [More]
Researchers identify metabolite that promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition of colorectal cancer cells

Researchers identify metabolite that promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition of colorectal cancer cells

Osaka University researchers revealed that the metabolite D-2-hydroxyglurate (D-2HG) promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition of colorectal cancer cells, leading them to develop features of lower adherence to neighboring cells, increased invasiveness, and greater likelihood of metastatic spread. [More]
IQWiG finds colorectal cancer drug combination has added benefit only for some patients

IQWiG finds colorectal cancer drug combination has added benefit only for some patients

The fixed combination of trifluridine/tipiracil has been approved since April 2016 for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. [More]
Nature article highlights use of QGel's designer matrices for intestinal and colorectal cancer organoid culture

Nature article highlights use of QGel's designer matrices for intestinal and colorectal cancer organoid culture

Nature, the leading weekly international scientific journal, yesterday reported the first intestinal and colorectal cancer organoid culture in fully defined extra cellular matrices (ECM). [More]
New public-private partnership launches major health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco

New public-private partnership launches major health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco

Cancer is the leading cause of death in San Francisco and costs patients, families and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. [More]
Intestinal parasite increases susceptibility to colitis, study finds

Intestinal parasite increases susceptibility to colitis, study finds

Researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that mice infected with the common gut parasite Tritrichomonas muris are at an increased risk of developing inflammatory colitis. [More]
Scientists find new way to bypass bowel cancer's defence against treatment

Scientists find new way to bypass bowel cancer's defence against treatment

BLOCKING a molecule could bypass bowel cancer's defence against the drug cetuximab, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
PENTAX Medical showcases latest innovations in endoscopy at UEGW 2016

PENTAX Medical showcases latest innovations in endoscopy at UEGW 2016

PENTAX Medical highlighted “Quality in Focus: New Technologies Pushing Boundaries” at UEGW 2016, displaying its very latest endoscopic technology designed to support the clinical pathway through enhanced diagnosis and treatment. [More]
Regular consumption of dietary emulsifiers promotes colorectal cancer in mice

Regular consumption of dietary emulsifiers promotes colorectal cancer in mice

Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter intestinal bacteria in a manner that promotes intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer, according to a new study. [More]
Pancreatic cancer to become third leading cause of death in the EU in 2017

Pancreatic cancer to become third leading cause of death in the EU in 2017

The number of deaths from pancreatic cancer will overtake breast cancer mortality rates in the EU in 2017, a study has found. [More]
Simple web-based program may help alleviate mild cognitive problems in cancer survivors

Simple web-based program may help alleviate mild cognitive problems in cancer survivors

"Cognitive rehabilitation should be a core part of cancer survivorship care, as cognitive symptoms are very common and have a profound effect on people's lives. This study points to a simple tool that may help alleviate mild cognitive problems." [More]
WSU researchers identify potential new diagnostic tool for early detection of colorectal cancer

WSU researchers identify potential new diagnostic tool for early detection of colorectal cancer

Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. [More]
Sanford opens new immunotherapy study on colorectal cancer

Sanford opens new immunotherapy study on colorectal cancer

Sanford Health has opened another clinical trial exploring the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer. [More]
Targeting TASINs can be viable approach for preventing colon cancer, research reveals

Targeting TASINs can be viable approach for preventing colon cancer, research reveals

A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cells with a mutation that is considered to be a precursor to colon cancer, while sparing related normal cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer biologists have demonstrated. [More]
Clinical study reveals safety and efficacy of novel investigational colonoscopy prep

Clinical study reveals safety and efficacy of novel investigational colonoscopy prep

Detailed results from a Phase 2 study of a novel colonoscopy prep (ECP) under development by ColonaryConcepts, LLC show the investigational treatment to be at least as effective and safe as two currently available colonoscopy prep formulations, while offering a much higher level of patient satisfaction and preference than standard preps. [More]
PENTAX Medical to exhibit latest endoscopy technologies at UEG Week 2016

PENTAX Medical to exhibit latest endoscopy technologies at UEG Week 2016

PENTAX Medical will be exhibiting its very latest endoscopy technologies at one of the world’s largest gastrointestinal (GI) congresses, UEG Week 2016 (Booth 7, Hall X5). [More]
UA study questions safety and efficacy of selenium in reducing risk of colorectal cancer

UA study questions safety and efficacy of selenium in reducing risk of colorectal cancer

A 12-year study led by a team of University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers is bringing into question the safety and efficacy of selenium, a popular nutritional supplement touted to combat and reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. [More]
Clinical Genomics’ blood test detects twice the number of colorectal cancer recurrence cases than CEA testing

Clinical Genomics’ blood test detects twice the number of colorectal cancer recurrence cases than CEA testing

Clinical Genomics, a private company developing innovative diagnostic tools for colorectal cancer, today announced that data supporting its two-gene circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) blood test for post-surgical monitoring of colorectal cancer (CRC) recurrence have been published online by Cancer Medicine, and will appear in the October issue. [More]
Common food-poisoning bacteria linked to increased risk of Crohn's disease

Common food-poisoning bacteria linked to increased risk of Crohn's disease

People who retain a particular bacterium in their gut after a bout of food poisoning may be at an increased risk of developing Crohn's disease later in life, according to a new study led by researchers at McMaster University. [More]
Recycling existing drugs may help fight several types of cancer

Recycling existing drugs may help fight several types of cancer

Researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered that a drug against kidney cancer possibly can fight several types of cancer. [More]
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