Colon Cancer

Colon cancer may be caused by loss of single hormone

Colon cancer may be caused by loss of single hormoneWashington, Oct 11 : A new study has revealed that loss of single hormone may cause colon cancer, it has been reported.


New gene breakthrough brings colon cancer cure closer to reality

New gene breakthrough brings colon cancer cure closer to realityWashington, Dec 02 : Researchers have discovered a promising new approach to treating colorectal cancer by disarming the gene that drives self-renewal in stem cells that are the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse.


Ginger root supplement may help cut colon cancer risk

 Ginger root supplement may help cut colon cancer riskWashington, Oct 12 : Ginger supplements could help reduce signs of inflammation of the large intestine, a condition linked to colon cancer, according to new research.

Suzanna M. Zick, N. D., M. P. H., a research assistant professor at the University of Michigan Medical School, and colleagues enrolled 30 patients and randomly assigned them to two grams of ginger root supplements per day or placebo for 28 days.


Lack of sleep ‘ups risk of colon cancer’

Lack of sleep ‘ups risk of colon cancer’Washington, Feb 9: A groundbreaking new study has found that lack of sleep is associated with an increase risk of colon cancer.

Lack of sleep has been already linked with higher risks of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and death.

Researchers from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found that individuals who averaged less than six hours of sleep at night had an almost


Consistent exercise linked to lower risk of colon cancer death

Consistent exercise linked to lower risk of colon cancer deathWashington, Dec 31: A new research has found that consistent exercise is associated with a lower risk of dying from colon cancer.

The study, led by researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, is among the first to show that physical activity can make the disease less deadly.


New path discovered for colon cancer drug discovery

New path discovered for colon cancer drug discoveryLondon, Nov 20 : Scientists have found an old pinworm medicine to be a new lead in the search for compounds that block a signalling pathway implicated in colon cancer.

The findings have suggested a fresh approach for developing therapeutics that target the pathway.


New approach to fight treatment-resistant colon cancer

Washington, Dec 9 : A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed that adding a small molecule to the cancer drug Temozolomide effectively treats colon cancer cells that are highly resistant to treatment.

Lead researcher Satya Narayan has found that addition of a small molecule to the cancer drug disrupts repair mechanisms in tumour cells.


How gut bacteria can cause colon cancer

How gut bacteria can cause colon cancerWashington, Sept 22: American scientists claim to have uncovered how a common gut bacterium causes colon cancer.

The researchers have found that a molecule produced by common gut bacteria Enterococcus faecalis activates signalling pathways associated with cancer cells.


An apple a day can keep colon cancer away, German researchers say

Colon cancerHamburg, Germany  - German scientists have found new proof of that old adage about an apple a day keeping the doctor away by showing the fruit helps reduce the incidence of colon cancer.

German researchers led by Dr Dieter Schrenk found that apples and apple juice enhance biological mechanisms that produce anticarcinogenic compounds during the fermentation process.


Apples, apple juice may help keep colon cancer at bay

Apples, apple juice may help keep colon cancer at bayListening to your mother and eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away seems to be a really good idea, for a new study has found that apple pectin and apple juice extracts have anticarcinogenic effects on the colon.

German researchers led by Dr. Dieter Schrenk found that apples and apple juice enhance biological mechanisms that produce anticarcinogenic compounds during the fermentation process.


Early colon cancer screening may benefit smokers

Colon CancerWashington, Feb 14: A study at University of Rochester Medical Center, has suggested that screening for colorectal cancer, currently recommended to start at age 50 for most people, should start 5 to 10 years earlier for people with a significant lifetime exposure to tobacco smoke.


Colon cancer risk in US traced back to 17th century English couple

Colon CancerWashington, Jan 2: Scientists have traced a genetic mutation linked to colon cancer to an English couple who arrived in the North American colonies in about 1630.


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