Combination of serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas may increase odds for colorectal cancer
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  October 18, 2017  
  Bowel Cancer  
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 Combination of serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas may increase odds for colorectal cancerCombination of serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas may increase odds for colorectal cancer
 
Most colorectal cancer develops from precursors known as polyps, the most common and well researched of which are conventional adenomas. Conventional adenomas often progress to colorectal cancer through an intermediate step called high-risk adenomas.
 
 
 Clinical trial tests frankincense as potential breast, colon cancer treatmentClinical trial tests frankincense as potential breast, colon cancer treatment
 
Cancer surgeon and researcher Nancy DeMore is leading a clinical trial using frankincense to try to treat breast and colon cancer at the Medical University of South Carolina. The study was inspired by a research specialist in DeMore's lab.
 
   Scientists discover new non-genetic cause of resistance to anti-cancer therapiesScientists discover new non-genetic cause of resistance to anti-cancer therapies
 
The targeted anti-cancer therapies cetuximab and panitumumab are mainstays of treatment for advanced colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
 
   Study finds lower cancer screening rates for workers at smaller companiesStudy finds lower cancer screening rates for workers at smaller companies
 
A new study by American Cancer Society investigators finds workers at organizations with fewer than 25 employees are less likely to have been screened for three cancers, as were people working in certain occupations. The study appears in Preventive Medicine.
 
   Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk of cancer for severely obese patientsBariatric surgery linked to reduced risk of cancer for severely obese patients
 
Severely obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery lower their risk of developing cancer by at least a third, according to a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researcher leading a large retrospective cohort study of patients in the western United States.
 
 Five new ways individualized medicine has moved from research lab into clinical care
 
Five new ways individualized medicine has moved from research lab into clinical careAdvancements in individualized medicine are offering health care providers new tools to quickly and accurately diagnose, treat, predict and, eventually, prevent disease. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, today outlined five new ways individualized medicine has moved from the research lab into clinical care. Dr.
 
 
 New genomics study aims to evaluate effectiveness of blood test in detecting breast cancer
 
New genomics study aims to evaluate effectiveness of blood test in detecting breast cancerCancer researchers at Intermountain Medical Center and the Intermountain Precision Genomics Program in Salt Lake City are launching an exciting, new three-year study to determine if a blood test that looks for DNA from a cancer tumor can be used to complement mammography to improve the way breast cancer is diagnosed.
 
 
 Investigating new cancer therapy candidates with live-cell imaging
 
Investigating new cancer therapy candidates with live-cell imagingThere are two main things that we've worked on in the lab as regards to drug studies. One is identifying new combinations of drugs, and working on why a combination of drugs should work better than each alone.
 
 
 Cholesterol byproduct acts on specific immune cells to facilitate breast cancer spread
 
Cholesterol byproduct acts on specific immune cells to facilitate breast cancer spreadHigh cholesterol levels have been associated with breast cancer spreading to other sites in the body, but doctors and researchers don't know the cause for the link.
 
 
 Cancers linked to obesity account for 40% of all cancers in the US, report states
 
Cancers linked to obesity account for 40% of all cancers in the US, report statesBeing obese or overweight is linked to an increased risk of developing 13 types of cancer, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute. These cancers accounted for approximately 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the US, in 2014.