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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 cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research exposes the mechanism by which the anti-alcohol addiction drug disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, could be used to treat cancer.



Aspirin may strengthen anti-cancer drugs

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Aspirin in conjunction with Sorafenib — an anti-cancer drug —increases its ability to destroy malignant cells in some difficult-to-treat cancers.



Seven alternatives to a colonscopy

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

Most medical professionals recommend the use of a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer, but it can be costly and invasive. Are there alternatives?



Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Knowledge of a connection between sugar and cancer might reach back as far as 50 years. But what is the evidence today? And can we get away from sugar?



Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

A large-scale study from the American Cancer Association has calculated the proportion of cancer cases that are attributable to modifiable risk factors.



Existing parasite drug may fight prostate, colon cancer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers are testing the potential of a known antiparasite drug in the treatment of colon and prostate cancer. The drug can inhibit cancer cell growth.



Colorectal cancer: Increasing fiber intake may lower death risk

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Patients diagnosed with non-metastatic colorectal cancer could improve their survival by increasing their intake of fiber, a new study suggests.



Colorectal cancer: New, less toxic drug target uncovered

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research uncovers a novel, less toxic drug target for treating colorectal cancer, which currently affects approximately 135,000 people in the U.S.



How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

A cancer diagnosis always comes as a shock. What are some coping strategies you can use to stay in control of the situation? We gathered some suggestions.



How purple potatoes could prevent colon cancer

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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