DNA enhancers switch on colorectal cancer genes to promote tumor growth, study finds
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  March 20, 2017  
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 DNA enhancers switch on colorectal cancer genes to promote tumor growth, study findsDNA enhancers switch on colorectal cancer genes to promote tumor growth, study finds
 
Genetic mutations can increase a person's cancer risk, but other gene "enhancer" elements may also be responsible for disease progression, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
 
 
 Experts join forces to study affordable malaria drug for treating colorectal cancerExperts join forces to study affordable malaria drug for treating colorectal cancer
 
Experts from St George's University of London, and St George's Hospital have joined forces to investigate whether a common and cheap malaria drug can be used also against cancer.
 
   Researchers issue first predictive risk model of colon, rectal cancer based on data from Spanish populationResearchers issue first predictive risk model of colon, rectal cancer based on data from Spanish population
 
Researchers of the Colorectal Cancer research group of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, led by Dr. Víctor Moreno, and linked to the Catalan Institute of Oncology, the University of Barcelona and the Epidemiology and Public Health CIBER, have issued the first predictive risk model of colon and rectal cancer based on Spanish data that combines genetic and lifestyle information.
 
   Bowel cancer medication could help treat patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease, study suggestsBowel cancer medication could help treat patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease, study suggests
 
People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease could potentially benefit from taking a medication used to treat certain forms of cancer, according to new research by University of Leicester scientists and funded by the Medical Research Council.
 
   New video capsule system offers convenient alternative to standard colonoscopiesNew video capsule system offers convenient alternative to standard colonoscopies
 
A new noninvasive alternative to colonoscopies is as easy as swallowing a pill. The patient ingests PillCam Colon 2, a capsule containing two miniature cameras on either end. As the capsule travels through the digestive tract, it captures images and wirelessly transmits them to a recorder the patient wears on a belt.
 
 ASA encourages patients to take simple steps before surgery for safe outcomes
 
ASA encourages patients to take simple steps before surgery for safe outcomesIf surgery is in your future, it's never too early to prepare. Whether you're having an outpatient procedure or a major operation involving a hospital stay, the American Society of Anesthesiologists encourages you to take simple steps to be ready for the big day, starting with talking with your physician anesthesiologist, a vital member of your care team.
 
 
 Researchers discover intestinal quiescent stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy
 
Researchers discover intestinal quiescent stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapyThe intestine has a high rate of cellular regeneration due to the wear and tear originated by its function degrading and absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. The entire cell wall is renewed once a week approximately.
 
 
 Healthier diets could contribute to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
 
Healthier diets could contribute to reductions in greenhouse gas emissionsYou are what you eat, as the saying goes, and while good dietary choices boost your own health, they also could improve the health care system and even benefit the planet. Healthier people mean not only less disease but also reduced greenhouse gas emissions from health care.
 
 
 Breast cancer mortality rate has dropped massively over last 30 years
 
Breast cancer mortality rate has dropped massively over last 30 yearsThe rate of mortality from breast cancer has fallen by one third over the last 30 years. This is due to improvements in early detection, the refinement of treatment concepts and the development of new ones.
 
 
 Clinical study seeks to examine new combination therapy for treating AML patients
 
Clinical study seeks to examine new combination therapy for treating AML patientsA pair of drugs that may be a one-two punch needed to help combat acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive blood cancer that kills nearly three-fourths of patients within five years of diagnosis, is the focus of a new multi-center clinical trial that will enroll patients at three sites across the U.S.
 
 
 PENTAX Medical to support distribution of SMART's G-EYE technology across the EMEA market
 
PENTAX Medical to support distribution of SMART's G-EYE technology across the EMEA marketPENTAX Medical EMEA announces its continued cooperation with SMART Medical to support the distribution and deployment of SMART’s G-EYE® technology integrated with PENTAX Medical’s HD+ systems to the EMEA market.
 
 
 Targeting cancer stem cells may be effective way to prevent spread of squamous cell carcinoma
 
Targeting cancer stem cells may be effective way to prevent spread of squamous cell carcinomaTargeting cancer stem cells may be a more effective way to overcome cancer resistance and prevent the spread of squamous cell carcinoma — the most common head and neck cancer and the second-most common skin cancer, according to a new study by cancer researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry.
 
 
 Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs
 
Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAsResearchers have discovered one of the reasons why broccoli may be good for your health.