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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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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...



Cancer prevention benefits of colonoscopy may diminish after age 75

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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