Colon Cancer News
June 26, 2019

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High-Fructose Corn Syrup Boosts Intestinal Tumor Growth in Mice

Consuming a daily modest amount of high-fructose corn syrup -- the equivalent of people drinking about 12 ounces of a sugar-sweetened beverage daily -- accelerates the growth of intestinal tumors in ... read more

Chemicals Found in Vegetables Prevent Colon Cancer in Mice

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study ... read more

Bacteria Play Critical Role in Driving Colon Cancers

Patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbor two bacterial species that collaborate to encourage development of the disease, and the same species have been found in people who develop a ... read more

New System for Treating Colorectal Cancer Can Lead to Complete Cure

Researchers have developed a new, three-step system that uses nuclear medicine to target and eliminate colorectal cancer. In this study with a mouse model, researchers achieved a 100-percent cure ... read more
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A Gut Feeling: Microbiome Changes May Mean Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer

Most sporadic colorectal cancers can develop over decades. Recent studies showed that the gut microbiome has possible diagnostic potential for health and disease. Researchers assessed fecal samples ... read more

Identifying Colorectal Cancer Subtypes Could Lead to Improved Treatment Decisions

Identifying a metastatic colorectal cancer patient's Consensus Molecular Subtype could help oncologists determine the most effective course of treatment. For example, Survival for CMS1 patients ... read more

Cancer Survivors Predicted to Number Over 22 Million by 2030

There were more than 16.9 million Americans with a history of cancer on Jan. 1, 2019, a number that is projected to reach more than 22.1 million by 2030 based on the growth and aging of the ... read more

Colorectal Cancer Incidence on the Rise Among Young Adults in Several High-Income Countries

The incidence of colon and rectal cancer in adults younger than 50 years has increased substantially over the latest available 10-year period in several high-income countries, going against a decline ... read more

Blocking Epigenetic Swiss Army Knife May Be a New Strategy for Treating Colorectal Cancer

A new study shows that blocking specific regions of a protein called UHRF1 switches on hundreds of cancer-fighting genes, impairing colorectal cancer cells' ability to grow and spread throughout ... read more

Screening for Colorectal Cancer at 45 Would Avert Deaths, but Testing Older Adults Would Do More

Starting routine colorectal cancer screening at age 45 rather than 50 would decrease U.S. cancer deaths, but screening a greater number of older and high-risk adults would avert nearly three times as ... read more

The Story of GARP: A Potential Target for Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers reveal how the cell surface receptor GARP plays a role in T regulatory cell function and migration to the gut. Because the presence of T regulatory cells in the gut is generally ... read more

Interaction Between Immune Factors Triggers Cancer-Promoting Chronic Inflammation

A research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic, cancer-promoting ... read more

Study Examines Aspirin Use to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 percent as well as recurrence of advanced polyps, which are a major risk factor. To ... read more

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, researchers say some cannabinoid compounds may actually inhibit ... read more

Sitting, Watching TV Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk Before Age 50, New Study Shows

A new study has identified a connection between prolonged time spent sitting while watching TV and increased risk of colorectal cancer for younger ... read more

When Mucus Can Be Key to Treating Colon and Airway Diseases

Researchers have identified proteins that control mucous production and suggest clues to treating colon and airway ... read more

White Blood Cells Related to Allergies May Also Be Harnessed to Destroy Cancer Cells

A new study finds that white blood cells which are responsible for chronic asthma and modern allergies may be used to eliminate malignant colon cancer ... read more

Scientists Connect Dots Between Colitis and Colon Cancer

Lingering inflammation in the colon is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer and now scientists report one way it resets the stage to enable this common and often deadly ... read more

Study of Mutation Order May Change Understanding of How Tumors Develop

Cancers most commonly arise because of a series of two to five mutations in different genes that combine to cause a tumor. Evidence from a growing number of experiments focused on truncal mutations ... read more

New Biomarker for Colorectal Cancers Identified

Researchers have identified a protein involved in cell proliferation and the development of new blood vessels that could serve as a marker for the early detection of colorectal ... read more

Personalized Medicine Tool for Inherited Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

An international team of researchers has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for identifying the genetic changes in Lynch syndrome genes that are likely to be responsible for causing ... read more

Study Discovers 40 New Genetic Variants Associated With Colorectal Cancer Risk

The most comprehensive genome-wide association study, or GWAS, of colorectal cancer risk to date has discovered 40 new genetic variants and validated 55 previously identified variants that signal an ... read more

Racial Differences in Colorectal Cancer Incidence Not Due to Biology

A systematic review and meta-analysis has found that, in spite of the higher incidence and death rate of colorectal cancer in blacks, no difference exists in the overall prevalence of advanced, ... read more

Cancer Stem Cells Use Normal Genes in Abnormal Ways

An new study shows that CDK1 directly interacts with Sox2 to keep cancer cells ... read more

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