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Gut bacterium can stop chemotherapy from causing cancer cell death

Gut bacterium can stop chemotherapy from causing cancer cell death

Researchers at Michigan Medicine and in China showed that a type of bacterium is associated with the recurrence of colorectal cancer and poor outcomes. They found that Fusobacterium nucleatum in the gut can stop chemotherapy from causing a type of cancer cell death called apoptosis. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the […]

Reaching black men in barbershops could lead to early detection of colorectal cancer

Reaching black men in barbershops could lead to early detection of colorectal cancer

Aging black men are at much greater risk of dying prematurely of colorectal cancer than any other group in the United States, and are less likely than their white counterparts to be diagnosed at an early stage of the disease. Now a new study finds that patients who enrolled for screening through patient navigator programs […]

Pregnant SA mom with stage 4 colon cancer has healthy baby, continues battle

Pregnant SA mom with stage 4 colon cancer has healthy baby, continues battle

KSAT introduced Tyisha Kemp back in November, while a team of doctors created a plan for her baby’s safe delivery. Little Andrew is now 7 months old, and he’s one of the reasons his mom isn’t giving up her fight. A curious little 7-month-old tries to stand, but behind him, his mom is holding him tight. Little […]

Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice

Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice

Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers. The compounds — resveratrol — which are found in grape skins and seeds, could also eventually lead to treatments to help prevent colon cancer, said Jairam K.P. Vanamala, associate professor of food […]

Colorectal cancer rates on rise in young adults

Colorectal cancer rates on rise in young adults

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The good news: colon and rectal cancer rates continue to drop in people 55 and older. The bad and mysterious news: those two cancers are rising in younger generations and doctors fear the trend will continue. At first glance, 31-year-old Kevin Hays has a picture perfect life. He has a […]

NSAIDs improve survival for certain colorectal cancer patients, study shows

NSAIDs improve survival for certain colorectal cancer patients, study shows

Among long-term colorectal cancer survivors, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, is associated with about a 25 percent reduction in all-cause mortality, according to new research from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study further suggests that NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen have a […]

Research paves way for improved colorectal cancer test

Research paves way for improved colorectal cancer test

The type of bacteria in your gut may help diagnose colorectal cancer. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions have identified specific types of bacteria that seem to be abundant in individuals with colorectal cancer. Using a combination of markers specific for these fecal microbes, scientists anticipate that a noninvasive, sensitive clinical diagnostic […]

New molecular targets detected in colorectal cancer cells

New molecular targets detected in colorectal cancer cells

Growth of colorectal cancer cells can be inhibited with the odorant troenan. This is reported by the research team headed by Prof Dr Dr Dr habil. Hanns Hatt and Dr Lea Weber from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in the journal “PLOS One”. The researchers detected the olfactory receptor OR51B4 in tumour cells taken from the rectum and […]

Study links sulfide-producing bacteria and colon cancer in African-Americans

Study links sulfide-producing bacteria and colon cancer in African-Americans

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new study reveals that African-Americans have measurable differences in the number and type of bacteria that live in the colon – and those differences are related to their higher-than-average colon cancer risk. The study, reported in the journal Gut, looked at colonic tissue biopsies from 197 African-Americans and 132 non-Hispanic whites […]

Radiation therapy continues to be gold standard to palliate painful bone metastases

Radiation therapy continues to be gold standard to palliate painful bone metastases

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently published an updated clinical guideline that underscores the safety and effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy (RT) for treating painful bone metastases. Based on recent clinical trial data, the guideline recommends optimal RT dosing schedules for pain relief, including options for re-treatment. The guideline, “Palliative radiation therapy for […]

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