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Drug combo effective against colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.28]
Genes make proteins and proteins tell your body's cells what to do: one talks to the next, which talks to the next, and to the next.

Marker polyps do not cause colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.25]
Although serrated polyps usually are associated with colorectal cancer, it turns out that such polyps are themselves not dangerous, according to a Norwegian study released this week in BMJ Gut, a...

Three drugs may be better than one for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.21]
Patients with a form of advanced colorectal cancer that is driven by a mutated version of the BRAF gene have limited treatment options available.

Cheap anti-malaria drug shows promise against colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.19]
Artesunate - a cheap and commonly used anti-malaria drug - shows promising results in a pilot study that tested it on colorectal cancer patients before tumor-removal surgery.

Socioeconomic inequality responsible for half of premature colorectal cancer deaths
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.12]
Half of all premature deaths from colorectal cancer (described as deaths in people ages 25 to 64) in the United States are linked to ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic inequalities, and therefore...

The efficacy of folfiri in a colorectal cancer subtype challenged by CNIO scientists
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.11]
The current classification system for colorectal cancer, which is based on genetic expression profiles, cannot be used to predict drug responses to FOLFIRI.

Reduced risk of colorectal cancer in people who have been screened
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.03]
People with a history of screening for colorectal cancer are 44% less likely to develop the disease in the years following screening than those who have never undergone screening, according to a...

Rewiring cell metabolism slows colorectal cancer growth
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.03]
Summary: Many types of cancers (including brain, breast, and colon) have significantly less of a protein complex, called the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier (MPC), within them as compared to...

Fecal testing in familial colorectal cancer screening
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.02]
Fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) may be as effective as colonoscopies when it comes to detecting colorectal cancer among first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer, according to a new...

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
Source: MedicineNet Colon Polyps Specialty [2014.08.13]
Title: New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
Category: Health News
Created: 8/12/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

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.

Antacid cimetidine could be 1 of many common over-the-counter medicines to treat cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.12.01]
A popular indigestion medication can increase survival in colorectal cancer, according to research published in ecancermedicalscience.

Common indigestion medicine could be used in fight against cancer
Source: Pharma Industry / Biotech Industry News From Medical News Today [2014.11.27]
According to a new study, a common medicine used to treat indigestion can also improve survival rates in colorectal cancer cases and other forms of the disease.

Colon cancer rates are rising in young adults
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.06]
While colorectal cancer rates are falling in people aged 50 and older, a new study has found that incidence is increasing among people aged 20-49, and could rise further.

NSAIDs induce 'suicide' in potentially cancerous intestinal cells
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.11.04]
A new study finally explains the mechanism behind the protective effects of NSAIDs against colorectal cancer. The drugs cause cells carrying a gene mutation to initiate suicide.

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