Drugs used for breast cancer may help colorectal cancer
April 29, 2011
PARP inhibitors, which are drugs that have helped patients with breast and ovarian cancer, may have a similar benefit for those with colorectal cancer, according to a study at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.More...
Consistent exercise may reduce death risk for colon cancer patients
December 30, 2010
Exercise has frequently been cited as a way to stave off a number of maladies, which is why doctors continue to recommend the healthy habit. Now, a new study is suggesting that exercising consistently could potentially lower the risk of dying from colon cancer.More...
Black raspberries may help prevent colorectal cancer
November 4, 2010
Laboratory tests at the University of Illinois at Chicago show black raspberries to have a strong effect in preventing colorectal tumors, according to the November issue of Cancer Prevention Research.More...
Two-drug regimen successful in destroying precancerous colon polyps
June 2, 2010
Scientists from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas have devised a two-drug regimen that destroys precancerous colon polyps without hurting healthy tissue.More...
Advanced imaging tool may be able to eliminate biopsies for benign colon polyps
May 14, 2010
Mayo Clinic researchers are testing the latest generation of "virtual biopsy" colonoscopy probes to determine if the device can identify whether colon polyps are benign and may not need to be removed surgically.More...
More than 30 genetic connections made to risk of developing ulcerative colitis
April 30, 2010
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have identified more than 30 genetic connections to the risk of developing ulcerative colitis, according to a study published in Nature Genetics.More...
Traumatic brain injuries cause thousands of deaths and injuries each year
April 30, 2010
A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control show that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) contribute to nearly one-third of injury-related deaths in the U.S. each year.More...
Colon screenings advised as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 10, 2010
Regular colon screenings for both men and women are the number one step in preventing or detecting early signs of colorectal cancer, according to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.More...
Study_ Vitamin D may cut risk of colon cancer
February 11, 2010
European participants of a long-term cancer study who had high levels of vitamin D in their blood lowered their risk of colon cancer by as much as 40 percent, researchers found.More...
Virtual colonoscopy is effective screening for older patients
February 6, 2010
Older patients can benefit from using virtual colonoscopy as a screening method for colorectal cancer, a new study has found.More...