Colon Cancer

New pathway for stalling BRCA tumor growth revealed

Inhibiting the action of a particular enzyme dramatically slows the growth of tumor cells tied to BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations which, in turn, are closely tied to breast and ovarian cancers, according ...

Feb 02, 2015
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Mayo Clinic offers at-home colon cancer test

Mayo Clinic is taking another step toward making detection of colorectal cancer as convenient as possible, announcing Monday an at-home kit that arrives and is sent back in the mail, stool sample included.

Aug 26, 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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How our DNA may prevent bowel cancer

A new study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests the link between aspirin and colon cancer prevention may depend on a person's individual genetics. ...

Mar 20, 2015
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Grape seed promise in fight against bowel cancer

University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that grape seed can aid the effectiveness of chemotherapy in killing colon cancer cells as well as reducing the chemotherapy's side effects.

Feb 13, 2014
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