Oncology & Cancer

Tumor cells' drug addiction may be their downfall

Blocking the processes that drive cancer cell growth is at the heart of many new anti-cancer therapies. Unfortunately, after initial success, cancer cells are generally able to develop workarounds to reactivate the pathways ...

Oncology & Cancer

Pathogens find safe harbor deep in the gastric glands

Scientists have long tried to understand how pathogenic bacteria like Helicobacter pylori, a risk factor for stomach ulcers and cancer, survive in the harsh environment of the stomach. In a new study publishing May 2 in the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study shows why stomach pathogen is so tough to eradicate

The stomach-dwelling bacteria Helicobacter pylori survives in the stomach—a hellish, churning vat of hydrochloric acid—by holing up inside that organ's pitlike glands and establishing squatter's rights. Once the germ ...

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Preventing colon cancer with screening, early detection

Dear Mayo Clinic: Are there ways to prevent colon cancer? What about early symptoms to watch for? I just turned 50, and I've heard colon cancer is more common as you get older. I'd like to lower my risk of getting this disease ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study finds stool test effective for detecting colon cancer

(HealthDay)—Tests for blood in the stool can consistently detect colon cancer when used on an annual basis, and they are effective even in the second, third and fourth years of screening, a new study says.

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