Two bacterial species collaborate to drive development of colon cancers
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  February 5, 2018  
  Bowel Cancer  
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 Two bacterial species collaborate to drive development of colon cancersTwo bacterial species collaborate to drive development of colon cancers
 
Patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbor two bacterial species that collaborate to encourage development of the disease, and the same species have been found in people who develop a sporadic form of colon cancer, a study led by a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy research team finds.
 
   Scientists discover role of two specific HOX genes in colon cancer developmentScientists discover role of two specific HOX genes in colon cancer development
 
In breakthrough colon cancer research, scientists at Christiana Care Health System's Center for Translational Cancer Research of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute have discovered that over-expression of HOXA4 and HOXA9 genes in colon cancer stem cells promotes cell replication and contributes to the overpopulation of stem cells that drives colon cancer development.
 
   RCSI to lead major study for finding new ways to treat colorectal cancer patientsRCSI to lead major study for finding new ways to treat colorectal cancer patients
 
RCSI is leading an international team of scientists on a major research study “COLOSSUS” which aims to provide new and more effective ways to classify and treat patients with colorectal cancer.
 
 Sugar-attaching enzyme found to be abundant in colon cancer cells
 
Sugar-attaching enzyme found to be abundant in colon cancer cellsResearchers have identified an enzyme that is absent in healthy colon tissue but abundant in colon cancer cells, according to a report in the Jan. 26 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
 
 
 Research could explain link between high-cholesterol diet and increased colon cancer risk
 
Research could explain link between high-cholesterol diet and increased colon cancer riskNew UCLA research could help explain the link between a high-cholesterol diet and an elevated risk for colon cancer.
 
 
 Small molecule plays huge role in keeping people safe from machinations of cancer
 
Small molecule plays huge role in keeping people safe from machinations of cancerOne small molecule that helps regulate gene expression plays a big role in keeping us safe from the machinations of cancer, scientists report.
 
 
 IPF Catalyst Challenge recognizes Owlstone Medical’s Breath Biopsy platform
 
IPF Catalyst Challenge recognizes Owlstone Medical’s Breath Biopsy platformOwlstone Medical Ltd, a diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for disease, today announced it is one of the three winners of the global Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Catalyst Challenge, sharing the $1,000.000 (£720,000 GBP) award, each receiving $333,333 (£240,000 GBP).
 
 
 Researchers use innovative method to screen kinases for cancer drug's effectiveness
 
Researchers use innovative method to screen kinases for cancer drug's effectivenessIn recent years, a powerful suite of drugs known as kinase inhibitors have been developed to treat cancer and other diseases. Primary targets of such drugs include a family of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) which protrude from cell surfaces like antennae and can activate cancer-related pathways in virtually all types of cancer when signaling molecules bind with them.