Scientists identify new function for colon cancer gene
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  April 27, 2018  
  Bowel Cancer  
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 Scientists identify new function for colon cancer geneScientists identify new function for colon cancer gene
 
Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths. The APC protein has long been known for its critical role in preventing colorectal cancer. When APC is inactivated, the development of colorectal cancer is triggered.
 
   Combined analysis makes risk prediction for colorectal cancer more preciseCombined analysis makes risk prediction for colorectal cancer more precise
 
If first-degree relatives are affected by colorectal cancer, this indicates a person's own elevated risk of developing bowel cancer. The same holds true for people who have large numbers of genetic risk markers in their genome.
 
   Eating red meat regularly linked to higher rates of distal colon cancerEating red meat regularly linked to higher rates of distal colon cancer
 
When comparing the effects of red meat, poultry, fish or vegetarian diets to cancer development in specific subsites of the colon, a study found that those regularly eating red meat compared to a red meat-free diet had higher rates of distal colon cancer -- cancer found on the descending section of the colon, where faeces is stored.
 
 Study explains how colon cancer cells spread to the liver
 
Study explains how colon cancer cells spread to the liverColorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The main cause of death in patients with colorectal cancer is liver metastasis, with nearly 70% of patients eventually developing a liver tumor.
 
 
 New faster, streamlined method for bowel cancer detection and treatment
 
New faster, streamlined method for bowel cancer detection and treatmentResearchers at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaide have discovered a faster, more cost-effective way to determine which DNA mutations cause human bowel cancer.
 
 
 Increase in coffee consumption may help battle against colon cancer
 
Increase in coffee consumption may help battle against colon cancerA report that Americans are drinking a lot of coffee might be good news in the battle against colon cancer, scientists with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center say.
 
 
 Nut consumption linked to colon cancer survival
 
Nut consumption linked to colon cancer survivalPeople with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don't, according to a new, large study led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center.
 
 
 Routine screenings and early detection can help protect from colorectal cancer
 
Routine screenings and early detection can help protect from colorectal cancerHaving a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer is not on anyone's list of favorite activities. However, with colorectal cancer ranking as the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, undergoing the outpatient procedure as per the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) guidelines may be one of the smartest things you can do for your overall health.
 
 
 Many Australians not using free bowel cancer testing kits
 
Many Australians not using free bowel cancer testing kitsBowel cancers affect thousands each year in Australia. Around 16,000 new diagnoses are made annually with huge number of people dying from this cancer. To curb the delayed diagnosis of bowel cancer that leads to less successful treatment outcomes, the Department of Health has been providing free, at-home testing kits for people aged between 50 and 75 years since 2006.