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New treatment for refractory metastatic colorectal cancer: Servier receives marketing authorisation for Lonsurf
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.29]
Servier announced that the European Commission has granted a Marketing Authorisation for LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil), formerly known as TAS‐102, in the European Union (EU) for the...

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Not All It's Cracked Up to Be?
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2016.04.27]
Colorectal cancer screening works, but other factors are at play as the incidence and mortality of the disease drops in the United States, say a pair of experts.
Medscape Medical News

Cholesterol levels, not statins, influence colorectal cancer risk
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.27]
Indication bias' may explain link between statin use and cancer risk. Long-term use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins does not appear to decrease a patient's risk of...

Confounding rather than causation may explain association between statin use and lower risk of colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.26]
Both statin use and increased cholesterol have been linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer.

Colitis-Associated Cancers Differ From Sporadic Colorectal Cancers
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2016.04.25]
Genomic data show differences between colitis-associated cancers and sporadic colorectal cancers and between those associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), researchers report.
Reuters Health Information

Noninvasive test detected colorectal cancer in previously unscreened patients
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.19]
A noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test detected the disease in patients who had previously avoided more invasive screening measures, according to research presented at the AACR Annual...

Genomic makeup of colorectal cancers predicts immune system ability to fight tumors
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.15]
Colorectal cancers heavily bedecked with tumor-related proteins called neoantigens are likely to be permeated with disease-fighting white blood cells, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute...

Aspirin benefits reaffirmed for CVD and colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.12]
Aspirin has been reaffirmed as effective against cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer for people aged 50-69, as long as the patient is not at risk of bleeding.

Daily coffee, even decaf, may protect against colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.01]
Drinking coffee every day, even decaffeinated coffee, may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by up to 50%, according to a new study.

Researchers identify new strategy for discovering colorectal cancer drugs
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.03.30]
University of Florida pharmacy researchers have identified novel drug targets and a new screening method for drugs affecting the signaling pathways in colorectal cancer.

Addendum on regorafenib in metastatic colorectal cancer: Added benefit no longer proven
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.03.21]
Drug manufacturer presented further analyses / additional disadvantages outweigh survival advantage.

Early detection: Colorectal cancer rates declining in Germany
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.03.14]
The introduction of screening colonoscopy in Germany is showing results: Within ten years of the start of this screening program for the early detection of colorectal cancer, the number of new...

Link between obesity and increased risk of colorectal cancer revealed
Source: Irritable Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2016.01.18]
Obesity has long been associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the link has never been understood.

Colorectal Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Understanding Cancer of the Colon
Source: MedicineNet Rectal Bleeding Specialty [2013.06.07]
Title: Colorectal Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Understanding Cancer of the Colon
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/21/2009 12:59:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Antidepressants might reduce risk of colorectal cancer
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry
Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) might inhibit the growth of colorectal tumors according to The Lancet Oncology.

Three glycosyltransferases identified as significant mutational targets in colon cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.05]
Little is known about the molecular basis of aberrant protein glycosylation, a complex enzymatic process that is a hallmark of many human cancers including colorectal cancers (CRC), and how it may...

New treatment reduces precancerous polyps in hereditary cancer patients
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.03.23]
Inheriting a mutation in the APC gene leads to a nearly 100% lifetime risk of colorectal cancer.

Complex signaling between blood and stem cells controls regeneration in fly gut
Source: Irritable Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2015.05.26]
Buck Institute scientists say impaired interactions between macrophages and stem cells are likely players in human intestinal maladies like IBS, leaky gut and colorectal cancersHaving a healthy...

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