Oncology & Cancer

Mystery molecule is a key to inhibiting colon cancer

Immunologists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered that a protein called NLRC3 plays a central role in inhibiting colon cells from becoming cancerous. The study, led by Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Ph.D., ...

Genetics

Discovery of a novel gene for hereditary colon cancer

The formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated. The large-scale appearance of polyps is often due to a hereditary cause; in this case the disease ...

Oncology & Cancer

Bacteria play critical role in driving colon cancers

Patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbor two bacterial species that collaborate to encourage development of the disease, and the same species have been found in people who develop a sporadic form of colon cancer, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Colon cancer usually diagnosed late in under-50 adults

(HealthDay)—Young adults are increasingly developing colon cancer—and it's often diagnosed at a late stage, after they've seen several doctors and been misdiagnosed, a new survey shows.

Oncology & Cancer

Obesity doubles odds for colon cancer in younger women

(HealthDay)—While rates of colon cancer have declined among people 50 and older, they're on the rise for younger Americans. Now, new research suggests widening waistlines may be one reason why. In the study, women aged ...

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