Medical research

Study suggests that C. difficile drives some colorectal cancers

Data collected by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy suggest that Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, a bacterial species well known for causing ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study predicts cancer cases, deaths in Africa could double by 2040

Cancer cases and deaths are expected to double in Africa during the next two decades, according to findings from a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The study also reveals that the region lacks sufficient ...

Oncology & Cancer

Taller adults may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer

A new meta-analysis, or data examination of several independent studies, by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers adds to evidence that taller adults may be more likely than shorter ones to develop colorectal cancer or colon ...

Oncology & Cancer

Risk for cancer increased after VTE for patients with psoriasis

(HealthDay)—For patients with psoriasis, the risk for cancer is increased at the time of or after venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a research letter published online Jan. 18 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Oncology & Cancer

What the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines mean to you

Screening for colorectal cancer is now recommended for all people, beginning at age 45 rather than 50. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated its guidelines to begin screening five years earlier because ...

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