News tagged with colon cancer

Blood test for inflammation may be sign of colon cancer

A blood test used to determine the level of inflammation in the body may offer some help in assessing colon cancer risk, according to results of a study to be presented by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's Gong Yang, M.D., ...

dateApr 19, 2010 in Cancer
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Immune sensors suppress colitis-associated cancer

Particular components of inflammasomes -- protein complexes needed for generating immune responses to pathogens and cellular damage—lessen the severity of colitis and colitis-associated colon cancer in mice, according to ...

dateApr 12, 2010 in Cancer
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A tumor suppressor in the gastrointestinal tract

Recql5 is a member of the mammalian RecQ helicase family. Genetic mutations that result in loss of RecQ helicase activity give rise to disorders that are associated with cancer predisposition and premature aging, such as ...

dateApr 08, 2010 in Cancer
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