Colon Cancer

Killing cancer through the immune system

One of the confounding characteristics of cancer has long been that the body's usually active patrol against viruses tends to leave deadly cancer cells alone to fester, mutate and spread.

Feb 04, 2014
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Simple, at-home test will detect most colorectal cancers

Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of ...

Feb 03, 2014
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US approves pill camera to screen colon (Update)

A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way: U.S. regulators have cleared a bite-size camera to help screen patients who have trouble with colonoscopies.

Feb 03, 2014
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Media coverage drives some misperceptions about cancer

People need and want recent information about cancer in order to make decisions about how they might manage their personal prevention, detection, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life efforts. To get that ...

Jan 28, 2014
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Study provides clearer picture of cancer risk

(Medical Xpress)—A University of Vermont researcher has helped to develop a more accurate way of studying genetic changes to identify people at high risk for colon and other cancers. The findings are published in Nature Ge ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Exploring health benefits of fasting two days a week

(Medical Xpress)—At the time of year when many people have resolved to lose a few pounds, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recruiting volunteers for a study to determine ...

Jan 14, 2014
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Small molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy

Johns Hopkins scientists say a previously known but little studied chemical compound targets and shuts down a common cancer process. In studies of laboratory-grown human tumor cell lines, the drug disrupted tumor cell division ...

Jan 13, 2014
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