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News tagged ‘ColonCancer’ clear

  • As reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, Oct. 25, Dana-Farber scientists found that aspirin therapy can extend the life of colorectal cancer patients whose tumors carry a mutation in a key gene, but it has no effect on patients who lack the mutation. Dr. Shuji Ogino says this is by far the best marker we’ve found for prediction of response to aspirin.

Tags: ColonCancer, Genetics

  • Mai Yamauchi, PhD, Reiko Nishihara, PhD, Dr. Charles S. Fuchs and Dr. Shuji Ogino led a study showing the benefits of aspirin in reducing the risk of colon cancer.


Tags: ColonCancer

  • A study led by Reiko Nishihara, PhD, shows regular aspirin use is associated with a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer, but only cancers without mutations in the BRAF oncogene.

Tags: BasicResearch, ColonCancer

  • Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt and Dr. Charles Fuchs accepted a check from the 9-year old son of a Dana-Farber patient who raised money to fund colon cancer research.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • In a study, Dr. Matthew Meyerson discovered that certain bacteria, found in the mouth, stimulate bad immune responses and turn on cancer growth genes to generate colorectal tumors.

Tags: BasicResearch, ColonCancer

  • Dr. Kimmie Ng commented on the American Cancer Society’s report that deaths from colon cancer are dropping due to screenings.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • New findings show colon cancer patients who spend more time walking and fewer hours on the couch are less likely to die over the seven to eight years after being diagnosed. Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt comments on the study.

Tags: ColonCancer, Exercise

  • A study led by Dr. Christopher Lathan shows that cancer patients with limited finances are more likely to have increased symptoms and poorer quality of life.

Tags: ColonCancer, LungCancer

  • In a study led by Reiko Nishihara, PhD, research showed Aspirin use did not lower the risk of BRAF-mutated colorectal cancer.

Tags: BasicResearch, ColonCancer

  • New research, led by Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt, suggests that late-stage colon cancer patients face a higher risk of cancer recurrence or death if they consume a diet rich in carbohydrates.

Tags: BasicResearch, ColonCancer, Nutrition

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