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News tagged ‘ColonCancer’ clear

  • 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

  • The vast majority of advanced colon cancer patients in a clinical trial were not concerned about the cost of prescription drugs, according to a study led by Dana-Farber researchers.

Tags: chemotherapy, ColonCancer

  • A combination of chemotherapies for colon cancer decreases recurrence for patients under 70, but not for those who are older, according to Mayo Clinic and Dana-Farber scientists.

Tags: chemotherapy, BasicResearch, ColonCancer

  • Research explores why people with surgically removed colorectal cancer who are overweight, physically inactive, and follow a Western-pattern diet may have increased risk of dying from the disease or other causes.

Tags: ColonCancer

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