Late teacher’s family aims to prevent cancer
Anne Rosenthal was a runner. She raced to finish, not to place, and to support a good cause. For the third year since her death, her family and friends have organized a 5K in her honor to raise money for cancer prevention. Read more
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Hedgehog signaling proteins keep cancer stem cells alive
on January 19, 2018 at 4:35 pm
Scientists have discovered that the survival of cancer stem cells is dependent on the 'Hedgehog signaling pathway'. Targeting this pathway had previously shown no effect on the growth of colorectal cancer. Now, scientists have demonstrated that using different drugs to target a specific aspect of the pathway may yield better treatment outcomes for patients. […]
Two new breast cancer genes emerge from lynch syndrome gene study
on January 18, 2018 at 7:26 pm
Researchers have identified two new breast cancer genes that also cause Lynch syndrome. […]
More evidence of link between severe gum disease and cancer risk
on January 16, 2018 at 4:11 pm
A new study adds to accumulating research that gum disease is associated with some cancer risk. It reports a 24 percent increase in the risk of cancer among participants with severe gum disease. The highest risk was observed in cases of lung cancer, followed by colorectal cancer. […]
New biomarkers for colorectal cancer
on January 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm
Researchers have found a new biomarker for colorectal cancer (CRC) that might improve therapy and survival rates of patients. Biomarkers are measurable biological indicators for a specific disease, such as changes in the amounts of certain proteins that occur in combination with certain illnesses. Such biomarkers help physicians to diagnose a condition, identify the disease stage, and determine a patient's risk for recurrence of the disease. This supports the doctor in choosing the best-fitting treatment plan. […]
With these special bacteria, a broccoli a day can keep the cancer doctor away
on January 10, 2018 at 6:15 pm
Researchers have engineered bacteria that specifically targets colorectal cancer cells and converts a substance in some vegetables into an anticancer agent. The system reduced the number of tumors by 75 percent and shrank the remaining tumors by threefold in a mouse model of colorectal cancer. Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the study suggests that the probiotics taken together with a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables could help prevent colorectal cancer and its recurrence. […]
Colon cancer: Could proinflammatory diets raise risk?
on January 19, 2018 at 8:00 am
A large-scale study examines the link between diets rich in pro-inflammatory markers and the risk of developing colorectal cancer. […]
Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?
on January 14, 2018 at 8:00 am
A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest. […]
What is mesenteric panniculitis?
on January 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment. […]
Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?
on January 11, 2018 at 8:00 am
Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells. […]
How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer
on January 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research. […]