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News tagged ‘ColonCancer’ clear

  • Colon cancer patients who eat a diet high in red meat, fatty products, refined grains, and desserts — a so-called "Western" diet — may be increasing their chance of disease relapse and early death, report researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: ColonCancer, Nutrition

  • Scientists have identified a genetic mutation in about 20 percent of colorectal and endometrial cancers that had been overlooked in recent large, comprehensive gene searches. With this discovery, the altered gene, called RNF43, now ranks as one of the most common mutations in the two cancer types.

Tags: ColonCancer, Genomics, GynecologicCancers

  • Cancer death rates in the United States continue to decline, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, published online by the journal Cancer.

Tags: BreastCancer, ColonCancer, LungCancer, Prevention

  • A team of researchers, including those from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health, will be reporting study findings that lend powerful scientific backing to the recommendation that people receive a colonoscopy screening to prevent colorectal cancer.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention, PopulationScience

  • 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

  • Patients diagnosed with colon cancer who had abundant vitamin D in their blood were less likely to die during a follow-up period than those who were deficient in the vitamin, according to a new study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: ColonCancer

  • People with advanced colon cancer who have smoked cigarettes or used other tobacco products for many years may have an increased risk that their colon cancer will return, according to research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists.

Tags: ColonCancer, Smoking

  • Dana-Farber scientists show a previously unsuspected gene can also influence transcription factors and potentially disable tumor cells.

Tags: ColonCancer, Genetics

  • 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

  • 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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