Tag Archives: colon cancer

Discovery of a novel gene for hereditary colon cancer

The formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated. The large-scale appearance of polyps is often due to a hereditary cause; in this case the disease can occur in multiple family members. Under the leadership of human geneticists of the University Hospital Bonn, a team of researchers ...

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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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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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