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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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Heart disease exercise programme could work for bowel cancer patients

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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...



Cancer prevention benefits of colonoscopy may diminish after age 75

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Colonoscopy screening is modestly effective for preventing colorectal cancer in patients aged 70 to 74, but the cancer prevention benefits may begin to diminish in older patients.



Nearly one-third of unnecessary endoscopies could be avoided with faeces blood test

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The number of patients referred to the hospital for an unnecessary endoscopy could be cut by nearly a third if an additional test that can be carried out by a GP could be incorporated, according to...



Aberrant epigenetic regulation behind the intestinal symptoms in coeliac disease

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Tampere discovered a mechanism causing aberrancies in coeliac disease and colorectal cancer.



Researchers find gene mutations lead to more aggressive colon cancer in African-Americans

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers, a research collaboration which includes University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University, who last year identified new...



Retinoic acid suppresses colorectal cancer development, Stanford study finds

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Retinoic acid, a compound derived in the body from vitamin A, plays a critical role in suppressing colorectal cancer in mice and humans, according to researchers at the Stanford University School...



Molecule prevents effect of chemotherapy

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Danish researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University are behind a possible breakthrough in the treatment of colorectal cancer.



Fusobacteria use a special sugar-binding protein to bind to colon tumors

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Some bacteria, called fusobacteria, commonly found in the mouth, use a sugar-binding protein to stick to developing colorectal polyps and cancers, according to a new study by researchers from...



Colorectal tumors exacerbated by mouth microbes

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Bacteria commonly found in the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and use a sugar-binding protein to stick to and worsen colorectal tumors.



Active hedgehog signalling in connective tissue cells protects against colon cancer

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Many types of cancer are caused by gene mutations in the signalling pathways that control cell growth, such as the hedgehog signalling pathway.



Discovery of a novel gene for hereditary colon cancer

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated.



Rare mutations in bowel cancer may identify patients with a better prognosis

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Correlation between rare mutation in bowel cancers and a better prognosis raises possibility that patients with some tumors may not need chemotherapy after surgery.



Lower risk of bowel cancer death linked to high omega 3 intake after diagnosis

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

People with the disease may benefit from boosting dietary oily fish content, say researchers.



Genetic cause of 15 percent of colorectal cancer diagnoses identified

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Findings open up 'precision medicine' approach to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.



Colon cancer susceptibility may vary with gut microbes

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Gut microbes likely influence colon cancer susceptibility, says study that implanted embryos of cancer-prone rats into mothers with varying gut microbiota.



Tissue-engineered model of human colon should improve cancer research

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have tissue-engineered a model of the human colon for tracking the genetic changes that drive cancer from abnormal mass to invasive tumor.



Internal radiation therapy: Better response in metastatic colorectal cancer patients

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New analysis shows patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with radiation therapy show better response than those receiving chemotherapy alone.



Regulatory T cells' involvement in the progress of colon cancer

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Osaka University, clarified that T-lymphocytes expressing FOXP3 at a low level found in colorectal cancers (CRCs) facilitated cancer immunity.



Genetic mutations found linked to rare cases of multiple bowel tumors

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified genetic mutations affecting the immune system which may lead to the development of more than one bowel tumour at the same time.



Colorectal cancer: Pivotal Phase III data for Xilonix presented

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

XBiotech Inc., developer of next-generation True Human™ antibody therapies, has presented positive results from a pivotal Phase III trial of Xilonix™, the company's lead monoclonal...



Anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy shows response in microsatellite-stable metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with MEK inhibition

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy may achieve a response in patients with microsatellite-stable metastatic colorectal cancer if combined with a MEK inhibitor, according to phase I data presented at the ESMO...



Eating walnuts may help prevent colon cancer

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The Daily Meal investigate whether eating an ounce of walnuts every day lowers the risk of contracting colon cancer. Researchers from UConn Health say yes.



Incidence of cancer in patients with large colorectal polyps lower than previously thought

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

For the majority of patients with large or difficult to remove colorectal polyps (growths in the colon), the incidence of cancer is actually lower than previously thought, and using more advanced...



Study: Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results - even in health systems...