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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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One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a study published in The Lancet.



Cancer: New method tags elusive tumors for targeted therapy

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.



New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without...



New biomarkers for bowel cancer treatment

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists can predict in the lab whether a drug will be effective for individual colorectal tumors.Colorectal carcinomas arise in different forms, so all treatments do not work for all patients.



Poor metabolic health associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer in normal-weight postmenopausal women

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Among postmenopausal women who were normal weight, those who were metabolically unhealthy had a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer compared with those who were metabolically healthy.



Patient study suggests broader genetic testing for colorectal cancer risk

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study among more than 1000 colorectal cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has revealed that a surprising number of patients, about 10% in total, show mutations in genes thought to...



Gut bacteria mediate link between diet and colorectal cancer

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Past studies have shown that diet affects the risk of colorectal cancer. New research suggests that this may be down to how diet alters the gut microbiome.



Longer gap between chemoradiotherapy and surgery shrinks bowel tumours

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Researchers in Southampton have discovered that a longer gap between chemoradiotherapy and surgery can "significantly" reduce the size of bowel tumours.



Vitamin E and selenium don't prevent polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Eight years ago, results from a landmark cancer prevention trial run by SWOG showed that a daily dose of vitamin E and selenium did not prevent prostate cancer.



New study explains how low-dose aspirin may prevent cancer

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Previous research has suggested that a small dose of aspirin may help prevent cancer. A new study explains why this may be true, outlining key mechanisms.



Colorectal cancer screening initiative shows promise

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

The Ohio State University have trialed a colorectal cancer screening initiative for relatives of colorectal cancer patients. The results are promising.



Colorectal cancer: Molecule that stops cells becoming cancerous identified

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Using human cells and mice, scientists reveal the molecule NLRC3 plays key role in stopping abnormal growth of colon cells and protecting against cancer.



Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers find colon polyps linked to lifestyle factors

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Lifestyle factors like cigarette smoking and red meat consumption are known to be associated with an increased risk of colon polyps which can lead to colorectal cancer.



Diet, the gut microbiome, and colorectal cancer: are they linked?

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Recent evidence from animal models suggests a role for specific types of intestinal bacteria in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC).



Researchers find key to drug resistant bowel cancer

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Blocking a molecule could bypass bowel cancer's defence against the drug cetuximab, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in...



Smoking increases risk of precancerous colorectal lesions in women more than in men

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Men are more likely to develop colorectal cancer or its precursors than women. A new study conducted by MedUni Vienna shows that known risk factors do not explain this difference between the sexes.



Fat in feces points to early presence of colorectal cancer

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Metabolic fingerprint' matches changes in tumor tissues.Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to...



Noninvasive fecal test an 'excellent alternative to colonoscopy' for cancer prevention

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force, a group comprised of the major U.S. gastroenterological professional associations, recently released a consensus statement on the use of the noninvasive fecal...



Bowel cancer patients more likely to survive in research-active hospitals

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bowel cancer patients treated in hospitals where large amounts of clinical research is taking place are more likely to survive - even if they themselves are not involved in the clinical trials, a...



New research verifies TASINs as viable target for colon cancer therapies

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cancer cells that have a distinct mutation common in colon cancer, while still sparing related normal cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center...



New "beacon" method detects cancer recurrence

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new detection method for tumour recurrence in bowel cancer patients is proving to be twice as effective as regular treatment.



Nintedanib improves progression-free survival but not overall survival in phase III trial of metastatic colorectal cancer

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Nintedanib improves progression-free survival but not overall survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who are not responding to standard therapies, according to results of the phase...



Men with high genetic chance of bowel cancer could have lower risk with healthy lifestyles

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Men with a high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a lower risk of developing the disease if they also have a healthy lifestyle, according to a Cancer...



Heart disease exercise programme could work for bowel cancer patients

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Could rehabilitation programmes for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet?



1 in 5 emergency bowel cancer patients had symptoms before diagnosis

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PST

Around one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer 'alarm symptom' in the year leading up to their diagnosis, according to a...