Study Reveals How Mouth Bacteria Reach Colon Tumors And Worsen Colon Cancer

Previous studies have shown mouth microbes called Fusobacterium nucleatum bacteria can promote the formation of colorectal tumors and worsen colorectal cancer in animals. But how these microbes make their way to the tumors and help them grow was not yet known. Now a new study has come up with some explanation revealing how fusobacteria from mouth travel to the colon ...

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Colon Cancer Alliance to host undy run/walk

Cool off with a run in your underwear. The Colon Cancer Alliance is set to host an undie run at Shelby Park, featuring a 5K and a one-mile fun run. Funds raised from this event will help the alliance fight colorectal cancer. Tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of the race. The event kicks off at 7 ...

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Genii Unveils New Website

Genii president, Marcia Morris, has announced a revamped website is now live. “It’s bigger, better and more exciting!” She invites people to visit the new site, www.genii-gi.com, and have a look for yourself. Genii, founded in 2007, is headquartered in St. Paul, MN, with a warehouse and service center in Denver, CO, is recognized as the new innovation leader in the flexible endoscopy ...

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Plant compounds give ‘1-2’ punch to colon cancer

The combination of two plant compounds that have medicinal properties – curcumin and silymarin – holds promise in treating colon cancer, according Saint Louis University research published in the June 23 issue of the Journal of Cancer. Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, which is present in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin is a component of milk ...

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Adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage colon cancer may improve survival

Researchers and physicians have grappled with the role of “adjuvant,” or post-surgery, chemotherapy for patients with early-stage colon cancer, even for cancers considered high risk. Now researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found an association between the use of adjuvant chemotherapy in stage 2 colon cancer and improved survival — regardless of a patient’s age or risk, ...

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