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News tagged ‘ColonCancer’ clear

  • A new study by Dana-Farber researchers shows aspirin therapy can extend the life of colorectal cancer patients whose tumors carry a mutation in a key gene, but has no effect on patients who lack the mutation.

Tags: ColonCancer, Genetics

  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Many people have no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Doctors are reminding people about the importance of being regularly screened to help save lives.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

  • Newly discovered gene mutations in certain non-small cell and colorectal cancers share similarities with other genetic abnormalities that are known to respond to targeted cancer treatments. This suggests that existing therapies, already approved, could be used to treat patients with these tumors.

Tags: ColonCancer, Genomics, KinaseInhibitor, LungCancer, TargetedTherapy

  • Dana-Farber and the Broad Institute researchers have found high levels of the bacterium Fusobacterium in colorectal cancers, a sign that it might contribute to the disease and potentially lead to further research.

Tags: BasicResearch, ColonCancer, Genomics

  • Dana-Farber researchers have discovered how some cancer cells can evade the effect of cetuximab. This insight may explain why some cancers that initially respond to cetuximab become resistant to it, or how to overcome such resistance.

Tags: ColonCancer, EGFR, TargetedTherapy

  • A protein biomarker may predict better chances of survival for obese patients with colorectal cancer, but it provided no prognostic value for non-obese patients, Dana-Farber researchers report.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • The reduced risk of colorectal cancer associated with taking aspirin or NSAIDs may be confined to individuals already at risk because of elevations in a particular inflammatory factor in the blood, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital report.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

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    Patients with colon cancer who used multivitamins did not reduce the risk of cancer recurrence, though there may be some benefit to patients 60 and younger.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • Researchers found patients who engaged in moderate physical activity were 53 percent more likely to be free of colorectal cancer than those who were less physically active.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • An observational study is among the first to show that aspirin can improve survival in colorectal cancer patients who started taking aspirin following diagnosis.

Tags: ColonCancer

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