Top New Zealand scientist Paul Callaghan dies
(AP) -- Sir Paul Callaghan, a top New Zealand scientist who gained international recognition for his work in molecular physics, has died after a long battle with bowel cancer. He was 64.
Study shows how inflammation can lead to cancer
A new study shows how inflammation can help cause cancer. Chronic inflammation due to infection or to conditions such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease is associated with up to 25 percent of all cancers.
Robotic surgery put to the test for bowel cancer
A robotic system that promises to improve the quality of 'keyhole' bowel cancer surgery is being put to the test for the first time.
Attacking bowel cancer on two fronts
Stem cells in the intestine, which when they mutate can lead to bowel cancers, might also be grown into transplant tissues to combat the effects of those same cancers, the UK National Stem Cell Network (UKNSCN) annual science ...
Research says Australia bowel cancer to jump 50%
Australia faces a huge rise in bowel cancer cases, with new research on Tuesday saying incidence of the disease will jump by 50 percent over the next decade.
Aspirin's ability to protect against colorectal cancer may depend on inflammatory pathways
The reduced risk of colorectal cancer associated with taking aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be confined to individuals already at risk because of elevations in a particular inflammatory ...
New bowel cancer evidence supports calls for routine DNA damage repair test
Bowel cancer patients whose tumours contain defects in specific DNA repair systems are much less likely to experience tumour recurrence post surgery, published results from a major clinical study have demonstrated. Scientists ...
High levels of 'good' cholesterol may cut bowel cancer risk
High levels of "good" (high density lipoprotein) HDL cholesterol seem to cut the risk of bowel cancer, suggests research published online in Gut.
Cholesterol drug assessed for preventing colorectal cancer recurrence
University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute oncologists are testing whether a widely used cholesterol-reducing drug can help prevent the recurrence of colorectal cancer in patients who have been surgically ...
Smoking, couch-potato lifestyles boost cancer risks
Two studies released on Wednesday highlighted the risks and benefits of lifestyle choices in combatting cancer, showing the dangers of smoking for post-menopausal women and exercise's protective effect on the bowel.
Take a bow-wow: dogs fight bowel cancer
Japanese researchers on Monday reported a "lab" breakthrough: a retriever which can scent bowel cancer in breath and stool samples as accurately as hi-tech diagnostic tools.
New probiotic combats inflammatory bowel disease
You know the probiotics in your peach yogurt are healthful, but now it appears they may also be a powerful treatment for disease.
School milk prevents bowel cancer, study finds
Scientists at the University of Otago have found that regular consumption of school milk significantly reduced the risk of bowel cancer in adulthood.
New bowel cancer gene discovery
Targeting a specific genetic area linked to survival in patients with advanced bowel cancer could help increase survival rates by up to three months, new University research has found.