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Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditions
(Penn State) A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers. Understanding how these compounds work on a molecular level could be an initial step toward finding treatments for people with cancer, they added. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Shows DuPont Probiotics Impact Intestinal Microbiota in Colon...
Breakthrough results show probiotic intervention can positively alter and modify intestinal microbiota in patients with colon cancer(PRWeb September 21, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/dupont-nutrition-health/microbiota-colon-cancer/prweb14721556.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Better understanding of colon cancer to help guide treatment
EU-industry funded researchers have worked to identify and characterise signs of cancer, particularly colon cancers, and patients' responses to different types of treatment. The aim is to help doctors choose the best possible treatment for an individual patient's condition, potentially improving and saving lives. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Childhood IBD linked to raised long-term risk of cancer
Excess risk of gastrointestinal cancer persists into adulthood, but absolute risk is small Related items fromOnMedica Sticky gel breakthrough in colitis treatment Gene variant linked to development of inflammatory disease Big fall in bowel cancer deaths Stem cells repair bowel disease Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pressure on GP referrals linked to higher cancer mortality
Pressure on GPs to avoid over-referral may be driving high UK rates of mortality from colorectal cancer, research has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 12 Care of People with Cancer and Palliative Care Source Type: news

Penn researchers identify new target, develop new drug for cancer therapies
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Opening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made past attempts to target that enzyme resistant to treatment. Researchers were able to use this finding to develop a drug that successfully inhibits tumor growth of melanoma as well as pancreatic and colorectal cancer in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New study offers novel treatment strategy for patients with colon cancer
(Boston University School of Medicine) Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In a new study, researchers demonstrate for the first time that a previously uncharacterized protein is increased in colon cancer. The protein is immunoglobulin containing proline rich receptor-1 (IGPR-1) which was recently identified in the same laboratory as a cell adhesion molecule. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

5T4-targeted Immunotherapy Promising in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 5T4-targeted Immunotherapy Promising in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Immunotherapy with modified vaccinia Ankara-5T4 (MVA-5T4, TroVax) may improve survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NUS scientists combine antimalarial drug with light sensitive molecules for promising treatment of cancer
(National University of Singapore) NUS scientists discovered that a combination of artemisinin, which is a potent anti-malarial drug, and aminolaevulinic acid, which is a photosensitizer, could kill colorectal cancer cells and suppress tumor growth more effectively than administering artemisinin alone. This novel combination therapy could also have fewer side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA OKs First 'Biosimilar' Drug to Fight Cancer
New biologic could help drive down the cost of care, agency says (Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - September 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

S.F. genetic company will retest 50,000 saliva samples after error creates false negatives for cancer gene
A San Francisco-based genetic diagnostics company will retest 50,000 saliva samples after a genetic counselor noticed that it had created a false negative for a genetic marker that can be linked to hereditary colon cancer, the company said this week. Invitae Corp. (NYSE: NVTA) said after being notified of the error, it will now retest thousands of samples, and has thus far found two patients who had the wrong results. A spokesperson told the Business Times that the company doesn't expect more than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Riley McDermid Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer
A new study looks at the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic, on colon cancer development. In mice, it reduced tumor growth and inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Potential role of intratumor bacteria in mediating tumor resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine
Growing evidence suggests that microbes can influence the efficacy of cancer therapies. By studying colon cancer models, we found that bacteria can metabolize the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine) into its inactive form, 2',2'-difluorodeoxyuridine. Metabolism was dependent on the expression of a long isoform of the bacterial enzyme cytidine deaminase (CDDL), seen primarily in Gammaproteobacteria. In a colon cancer mouse model, gemcitabine resistance was induced by intratumor Gammaproteobacteria, dependent on bacterial CDDL expression, and abrogated by cotreatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxa...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Geller, L. T., Barzily-Rokni, M., Danino, T., Jonas, O. H., Shental, N., Nejman, D., Gavert, N., Zwang, Y., Cooper, Z. A., Shee, K., Thaiss, C. A., Reuben, A., Livny, J., Avraham, R., Frederick, D. T., Ligorio, M., Chatman, K., Johnston, S. E., Mosher, C. Tags: Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Extramural Venous Invasion in Colorectal Cancer Stage I Extramural Venous Invasion in Colorectal Cancer Stage I
The authors propose an alternative technique of specimen dissection to determine extramural venous invasion in early stage colorectal cancers.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New research on probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colon cancer
(Elsevier) In an innovative approach to colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention and treatment, scientists are studying ways to replace missing metabolites in patients prone to gut inflammation and CRC. A new study describes how administration of histamine-producing gut microbes to mice lacking the enzyme histidine decarboxylase (HDC) reduced inflammation and tumor formation. These results suggest that alteration of the gut microbiome with probiotics may become a new preventative or therapeutic strategy for patients at risk for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-associated CRC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Widening Waistlines May Raise Women's Cancer Risk
Belly fat after menopause may boost risk of lung, gastrointestinal cancers, researchers report (Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

"Chris Beat Cancer" Chris Wark interviewed by the Health Ranger
(Natural News) If you’ve never heard the story of Chris Wark of “Chris Beat Cancer” fame, you’re in for an eye-opening journey. Diagnosed with stage-3 colon cancer, Chris Wark rejected the toxic cancer industry and turned to raw foods juicing to completely eliminate colon cancer. This decision earned him insults, attacks and fear-based intimidation attempts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - the food you should AVOID to reduce colorectal cancer
BOWEL cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK. While not every case can be prevented, people can make changes to their diet to reduce risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - the food you should AVOID to reduce risk of colorectal cancer
BOWEL cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK. While not every case can be prevented, people can make changes to their diet to reduce risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LSUHealthNO Research discovers potential new Rx target for colon cancer
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Genetic research conducted at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center demonstrated for the first time that a novel protein can cause normal cells in the lining of the colon to become malignant, grow and spread, as well as take on the characteristics of stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hundreds Ready To Run Colon Cancer Out Of Town in Detroit, Sept. 23
(Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Debate on duration of colon cancer adjuvant chemotherapy takes centre stage at ESMO 2017
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The debate on whether to shorten adjuvant chemotherapy for colon cancer from six to three months takes center stage today in a special session at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drinks industry accused of downplaying 'alcohol-cancer risk'
Conclusion This qualitative analysis aimed to determine the accuracy of health information circulated by the alcohol industry on the links between alcohol and cancer. It found the industry and affiliated organisations use three main approaches: denial of the link between alcohol and cancer misinterpretation of the risk distraction by focusing on other risk factors This analysis highlights how these strategies could be detrimental to public health. Of course, it's possible, given this data was collected in 2016, that some of the websites and documents analysed by the researchers have since been updated. Regardless, the...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
Title: Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at BayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Here ’ s the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
Increase whole grains and exercise, limit booze and processed meats: report (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
Increase whole grains and exercise, limit booze and processed meats: report (Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - September 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
Increase whole grains and exercise, limit booze and processed meats: report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
Increase whole grains and exercise, limit booze and processed meats: report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer, Exercise and Physical Fitness, Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strong Evidence for Healthy Lifestyle Reducing CRC Risk
Consuming whole grains, foods with dietary fiber, dairy products reduces risk of colorectal cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Adding modified herpes virus to immunotherapy shows promise for treating advanced melanoma
FINDINGSIn a two-year study at UCLA, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment that combines the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab with a herpes virus called talimogene laherpareovec, or T-VEC. Researchers led by Dr. Antoni Ribas found that the treatment ’s side effects were manageable, and comparable to side effects for people who took either pembrolizumab or T-VEC as a standalone treatment.BACKGROUNDUCLA scientists are testing the combination of pembrolizumab (marketed as Keytruda) and T-VEC (marketed as Imlygic) as a treatment option for people with advanced melanoma tha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Whole grains may prevent colorectal cancer
A new, large-scale report finds that whole grains significantly lower the risk of colorectal cancer, while red meat increases it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- For reducing colon cancer risk, whole grains and regular exercise are a must, while processed meats and alcohol should be limited, a large research review finds. Three servings (about 3 ounces) a day of whole grains --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Whole Grains and Exercise Curb Risk for Colorectal Cancer Whole Grains and Exercise Curb Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Eating whole grains and being physically active may reduce the risk for colorectal cancer, but consuming red or processed meat may increase it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Whole wheat cuts your risk of colorectal cancer by 17%
The Harvard study, a collaboration with the World Cancer Research Fund, is the first to link whole grains with lower cancer risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Whole grains decrease colorectal cancer risk, processed meats increase the risk
(American Institute for Cancer Research) Major new report finds strong evidence of links between lifestyle and colorectal cancer risk. Physical activity and whole grains lowers risk of this cancer; too much alcohol and red meat, processed meats and obesity increase the risk. An estimated 47 percent of US colorectal cancers could be prevented each year with lifestyle changes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patient and Physician Outreach Increases Colon Cancer Screening (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Outreach to both patients and physicians can help increase rates of colorectal cancer screening, according to two JAMA studies.In the first, 6000 adults at a Texas health system who weren't up to date on … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Telling GPs which patients haven ’t had CRC screening improves uptake
Outreach and notification to patients and GPs both improved screening completion rates Related items fromOnMedica Colorectal cancer patients survive longer if overweight Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer Long-term antibiotic use linked to heightened risk of colorectal adenomas Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Outreach Efforts to Improve CRC Screening Rates Fall Short Outreach Efforts to Improve CRC Screening Rates Fall Short
Efforts to improve screening for colorectal cancer (CRC), either with FIT testing or colonoscopy, did improve uptake but fell short of ideal targets.885204Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Biocept Launches Liquid Biopsy Test for NRAS Mutations
Expands commercial offering to 15 clinically actionable biomarker tests, including key validated alterations listed in the NCCN Guidelines® for metastatic melanoma and colorectal cancer SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Netwo... Diagnostics, Oncology, Product Launch Biocept, liquid biopsy, Target Selector, NRAS (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Outreach interventions improve colorectal cancer screening
(The JAMA Network Journals) Outreach and notification to patients and physicians improved colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among patients who were not up-to-date or nonadherent with CRC screening, according to two studies published by JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New insight into how excess belly fat may increase cancer risk
Conclusion This animal and laboratory study investigated the possible cellular relationship between excess body fat – specifically fat around the body organs – and cancer risk. It seems one key mechanism by which excess visceral fat could stimulate healthy cells to develop into cancerous ones could be through FGF2 levels. The researchers hope their study could pave the way for possible cancer prevention strategies by stopping FGF2 production in obese people with excess belly fat. They even go as far as suggesting that blocking FGF2 receptors could be one part of a treatment approach after a diagnosis of breas...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Medrobotics touts 1st colorectal procedure with Flex robotic system
Medrobotics said today that its Flex robotic system was used in its 1st colorectal surgery, touting it as a global 1st for the system. The surgery was performed at George Washington University Hospital by Dr. Vincent Obias, the company said, to remove a suspected cancerous lesion from the rectum of an adult male. The procedure required no incisions through the skin, the Raynham Mass.-based company said. “The Flex Robotic System is the first robotic platform that allows surgeons to visualize and access lesions in the rectum with a steerable and shapeable robotic scope and flexible instruments. This offers some patient...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Medrobotics Source Type: news

Intestinal Microbiota in Patients With Colon Cancer Intestinal Microbiota in Patients With Colon Cancer
Could the microbial dysbiosis observed in patients with colorectal cancer be beneficially modified by probiotic intervention?BMJ Open Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk for Pouch Cancer Not Elevated After Ileal Pouch-anal Anastomosis for UC Risk for Pouch Cancer Not Elevated After Ileal Pouch-anal Anastomosis for UC
Patients who undergo ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) after colorectal excision for ulcerative colitis (UC) do not have an increased risk of pouch or extraintestinal cancers, researchers from Denmark report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Designing novel biologic agents to target colorectal cancer
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) New biologic drugs, such as monoclonal antibodies and immunotherapies in clinical development, designed to target metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) and stimulate the immune system to destroy tumor cells are a significant advance in treatment over conventional chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anti-inflammatory drug breakthrough
Scientists say lowering inflammation independent of cholesterol reduces cardiovascular risk Related items fromOnMedica Some anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat depression Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory for knee osteoarthritis Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention Higher dose statins could prolong lives of CVD patients Statins might not cut colorectal cancer risk after all (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How Does Colon Cancer Affect a Person's Body?
Title: How Does Colon Cancer Affect a Person's Body?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Alone Leads to Lower Cancer Survival
Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy instead of conventional medicine significantly decrease their chances of survival, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Although the popularity of alternative medicine continues to grow, a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found survival rates significantly reduced for those who use it as first-line therapy. Conventional cancer treatments — chemotherapy, surgery and radiation — still produce a much better chance of survival. Mesothelioma was not included in the study, but the findings are relevant to this rare ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: acupuncture cancer Alternative medicine alternative mesothelioma treatment alternative therapy survival alternative vs conventional medicine breast cancer colon cancer Conventional cancer treatments Dr. David Gorski Dr. Skyler Johnson Source Type: news

More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer
Younger Americans aren ’ t just getting cancer diagnoses earlier. They are dying of colorectal cancer at slightly higher rates than in previous decades, and no one really knows why. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Tests (Medical) Colon and Colorectal Cancer Preventive Medicine Colonoscopy Youth Age, Chronological Deaths (Fatalities) Bowels Source Type: news