News tagged with colon cancer

Cancer deaths fall, but prevention still lags behind

Although overall mortality from cancer is decreasing in the European Union, its incidence increased by almost 20%, from 2.1 million new cases in 2002 to 2.5 million in 2008, says a special issue [1] of the European Journal ...

dateSep 13, 2010 in Cancer
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New lymphoma treatment shows promise in dogs

Researchers have identified a new target for the treatment of lymphoma and are testing a potential new drug in pet dogs afflicted with the disease. At low doses, the compound, called S-PAC-1, arrested the growth of tumors ...

dateSep 07, 2010 in Cancer
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Researchers to activate anti-cancer gene

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Faculty of Health Sciences have succeeded in decoding the genetic key that gives particular intestinal cells their identity. With this knowledge of the complex network of genes ...

dateAug 30, 2010 in Cancer
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Rectal cancer rates are rising in young individuals

A new analysis has found that while colon cancer rates have remained steady over the past several decades among people under the age of 40, rectal cancer rates are increasing in this population across races and in both sexes. ...

dateAug 23, 2010 in Cancer
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Colonoscopies by primary-care doctors safe, study finds

Screening colonoscopies performed by primary-care physicians under strict protocols are as safe and effective as those performed by specialists, according to a new study by researchers from the University of South Carolina’s ...

dateAug 11, 2010 in Cancer
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Is your hemoglobin 'trending'?

Anemia, a common blood disorder characterized by low hemoglobin levels, has long been associated with those suffering from colorectal cancer. But researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that, more than a symptom ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Cancer
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