Colon Cancer

Major women's health study paid big dividends

(HealthDay)— A comprehensive look at the decade-old "estrogen study"—the U.S. government-sponsored trial that turned the tables on assumptions about hormone replacement therapy—suggests there can be ...

May 05, 2014
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FDA reviews DNA-based colon cancer screening kits

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient's stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.

Mar 24, 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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Smoking worsens outcomes with advanced colon cancer

(HealthDay)—Smoking is tied to significantly shorter disease-free survival (DFS) and time to recurrence (TTR) in patients undergoing treatment for stage III colon cancer, according to a study published ...

Apr 06, 2013
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Using computer models to predict more effective therapies

Scientist at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have used a computer simulation for predicting the effectiveness of various combination therapies for colon tumors. The study has been published in the current issue of ...

Jun 28, 2013
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Consuming soy peptide may reduce colon cancer metastasis

After a recent University of Illinois study showed that injection of the soy peptide lunasin dramatically reduced colon cancer metastasis in mice, the researchers were eager to see how making lunasin part of the animals' ...

Jul 08, 2013
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