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#ALT# What are you missing with MMR by IHC testing alone?

IHC can miss up to 10% of dMMR tumor samples. Current guidelines recommend co-testing tumor samples using both MSI by PCR and MMR by IHC, decreasing the number of mischaracterized tumor samples to less than 1%.

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   Bowel cancer on the rise among younger AustraliansBowel cancer on the rise among younger Australians
 
Bowel cancer screening often begins after the age of fifty. New statistics reveal that it should start earlier because bowel cancer is on the rise among younger population in Australia. The numbers appear in the latest issue of the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
 
   Men who eat yogurt twice a week are less likely to develop bowel cancerMen who eat yogurt twice a week are less likely to develop bowel cancer
 
New research has revealed that men who eat two or more servings of yogurt per week may reduce their risk of developing pre-cancerous growths that can lead to bowel cancer. If the results can be replicated, yogurt may be a “widely acceptable modifiable factor” for bowel cancer, say the researchers.
 
 Researchers uncover how the immune system protects from bowel cancer
 
Researchers uncover how the immune system protects from bowel cancerResearchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a protective mechanism which is used by the body to protect intestinal stem cells from turning cancerous. The body's innate immune system was found to play a pivotal role in this regard. The researchers were able to demonstrate that, rather than having a purely defensive role, the immune system is crucial in maintaining a healthy body.
 
 
 A new way to visualize the immune cell "landscape" of bowel cancer tumors
 
A new way to visualize the immune cell "landscape" of bowel cancer tumorsUniversity of Otago scientists have discovered a way to view the immune cell "landscape" of bowel cancer tumours, paving the way towards more individualised medicine and treatment for many other diseases in future. In a paper recently published and featuring on the cover of the Journal of Immunology, the scientists have shown the incredible diversity of immune cells that are inside a colorectal tumour.
 
 
 Research shows how bowel cancer screening helps reduce deaths
 
Research shows how bowel cancer screening helps reduce deathsNew research led by the University of South Australia shows just how effective bowel cancer screening is in helping to reduce the number of bowel cancer deaths by up to 45 per cent. Bowel (or colorectal) cancer kills almost 6000 people in Australia each year and 700,000 worldwide but this number would be much higher without pre-diagnostic colonoscopies, a study has found.