Cancer

How a common oral bacteria makes colon cancer more deadly

Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how F. nucleatum—a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay—accelerates the growth of colon cancer. The study was published ...

Cancer

Cannabinoid compounds may inhibit growth of colon cancer cells

Medical marijuana has gained attention in recent years for its potential to relieve pain and short-term anxiety and depression. Now, Penn State College of Medicine researchers say some cannabinoid compounds may actually inhibit ...

Cancer

Could the next anti-cancer drug be made from seafood?

Biomedical scientists at the University of Salford found that sugars from the common cockle (Cerastoderma edule) were approximately as effective as some standard chemotherapy drugs at relative lower dosage.

Cancer

Better understanding of how colon cancer develops and progresses

Researchers from the University of Luxembourg have discovered a molecular mechanism that is responsible for the spread of cancer cells in the body and the development of metastases in patients with colon cancer. Their findings ...

Cancer

Colorectal cancer: Tipping the scales

The regulatory protein c-MYC plays an important role in promoting the development of many types of tumors. The c-MYC transcription factor controls the activity of a large number of genes involved in cell division, and its ...

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