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Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer almost always occurs in the large bowel - cancer of the small bowel is rare. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include blood in your stools, a change in normal bowel habits, a lump tha



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How purple potatoes could prevent colon cancer

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Purple potatoes and other colorful fruits and vegetables could help to prevent colon cancer by reducing levels of a pro-inflammatory protein.



Burning diarrhea: What causes itching, pain, and loose stools?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Burning diarrhea may resolve quickly by itself, but can also be painful and uncomfortable. Learn about the causes, treatment, and when to see a doctor.



Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study looks at the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic, on colon cancer development. In mice, it reduced tumor growth and inflammation.



Whole grains may prevent colorectal cancer

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new, large-scale report finds that whole grains significantly lower the risk of colorectal cancer, while red meat increases it.



Cancer: Novel cell death technique may be better than chemo

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 02:00:00 PDT

A study suggests that a new cell death method - called caspase-independent cell death - could be more effective that current treatments for killing cancer.



Bowel cancer study reveals impact of mutations on protein networks

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The results show the important role proteins play in predicting the effects of mutations and the cancer's response to drugs.



Zebrafish larvae could be used as "avatars" to optimize the personalized treatment of cancer

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Every cancer is unique; so is every cancer patient. How, then, is it possible to choose the most efficient chemotherapy in each case?



Colorectal cancer death rates rising in people under 55

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new report finds that colorectal cancer mortality rates have increased in adults under 55 since the mid-2000s after falling for decades, strengthening evidence that previously reported increases in...



Tenesmus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Tenesmus describes the feeling of being unable to empty the bowels properly. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and management options.



Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood.



Bacterium promotes colorectal tumor growth

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research shows that a bacterium actively drives the growth of cancer cells in colorectal cancer. The findings may, in the future, improve treatment.



How does a high-fat diet raise colorectal cancer risk?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A high-fat diet is linked to a greater risk of colorectal cancer. Now, researchers believe they have found a molecular explanation for this association.



Colorectal cancer: Adding SIRT to chemotherapy boosts survival

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

For patients with advanced colorectal cancer, new research suggests that adding selective internal radiation therapy to chemotherapy may prolong survival.



Researchers make significant progress in engineering digestive system tissues

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have reached important milestones in their quest to engineer replacement tissue in the lab to treat digestive system conditions - from...



Right-sided colorectal tumours: An internal radiation advantage

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients with colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver, having a primary tumour on the left side, as opposed to the right side of the colon, is known to be a significant advantage in...



Parts of Mediterranean diet shown to prevent colorectal cancer

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study highlights the specific elements of the Mediterranean diet that are the most important for keeping colorectal cancer at bay.



Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the effect of grape compounds in mice and human cells. The compounds suppress cancer stem cells, which may drive cancerous tumors.



Tree nuts may lower risk of colon cancer recurrence, death

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Eating at least 2 ounces of tree nuts every week could reduce the chance of cancer recurrence and death for colon cancer patients, study suggests.



Scientists 'carbon date' cancer and unearth secrets about what could help make it deadly

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have put precise timings on the history of a patient's cancer for the first time, effectively 'carbon dating' the different stages in the disease's progression.



New model could speed up colon cancer research

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using the gene-editing system known as CRISPR, MIT researchers have shown in mice that they can generate colon tumors that very closely resemble human tumors.



Follow-up colonoscopies associated with a significantly lower incidence of bowel cancer

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds research published in Lancet Oncology.



Bowel cancer: New function of known biomarkers discovered

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors) are involved in the development and progression of many types of cancer and bowel cancer (colon carcinoma) in particular.



Antibiotics may increase the risk of bowel cancer

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Taking a long-term course of antibiotics in adulthood may increase the risk of bowel cancer later in life, according to a recent study.



New risk tool to help UK GPs decide if patients under 50 have a serious bowel condition

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The University of Exeter, in partnership with Bowel Cancer UK Never Too Young campaign, Durham University and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, publishes in the British Journal of...



Are dialysis patients being over-screened for colon cancer?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new analysis reveals a relatively high rate of colon cancer screening among US patients on dialysis, even though they rarely stand to benefit from such screening.