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New NCCN Patient Resources for Rectal Cancer Now Available

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Together with the NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Colon Cancer, these free resources aid in decision-making for patients with colon and rectal cancers. It is estimated that more than 39,900 new cases of Rectal Cancer and more than 95,000 new cases of Colon Cancer will be diagnosed this year in the United States. In fact, Colorectal Cancer—Colon and Rectal Cancers together—is …

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Drug short-circuits cancer signaling

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Source: Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute From: sciencedaily.com Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have published a study in Nature Communications shedding new light on how K-80003 (TX803), an anti-cancer agent discovered at the Institute, prevents activation of the PI3K pathway, resulting in inhibition of cancer cell growth. Because the PI3K pathway is common to many cancers, …

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Clinical Trials for Colon Cancer

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By: Kathleen Hall From: usnews.com Are you currently undergoing treatment for colon cancer? If so, you should know that any drug your doctor prescribed went through rigorous testing and evaluation before it became widely available to patients. After a drug shows significant potential in the lab, researchers study it in clinical trials. There are three phases of clinical trials: Early …

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Lehi biotech company developing cancer treatment drug

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By: Jason Lee From: deseretnews.com David Bearss doesn’t remember his grandfather. The family patriarch was in his 40s when he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1969 — the year Bearss was born. He died before Bearss was old enough to know him. “I have pictures of him holding me as a baby,” Bearss said. “But with cancer in those …

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New drug delivery system shows promise for fighting solid tumors

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A new cancer-drug delivery system shows the ability to exploit the oxygen-poor areas of solid tumors that make the growths resistant to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Carcinomas that affect the breast, lung, prostate and colon are among these solid-tumor cancers, as are malignancies in the lymphatic system, known as lymphomas, and the much less common sarcomas that arise in …

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Colon cancer cases rising among millennials, study says

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By: Denise Dador From: 6abc.com Cases of colon cancer are on the rise among young adults, a new study shows. Doctors hope this new research will be a call to action. The study, released Tuesday by the American Cancer Society, serves as a reminder that while this type of cancer is rare in the young, no one should ignore symptoms …

Research outlines how low-dose aspirin can help prevent cancer

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Researchers have outlined for the first time a key mechanism by which low-dose aspirin may inhibit cancer cell proliferation and metastasis. Aspirin reduces the ability of blood platelets to raise the levels of a particular protein that can support malignant cells and allow them to survive and spread, scientists say. It has long been known that low-dose, or “baby” aspirin …

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Philadelphia researcher pushes toward a vaccine to treat colon cancer

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By: Marie McCullough From: philly.com Vaccines prevent disease by priming the immune system to recognize and attack invading germs. In theory, a similar approach could be used to fight another threat: cancer. But as appealing as the concept sounds, therapeutic cancer vaccines have essentially defied developers, even as some other immunotherapy technologies have taken off. Thomas Jefferson University researcher Scott …

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NUS scientists find new mechanism to inhibit breast cancer metastasis

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Source: National University of Singapore From: news-medical.net A team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that controlling the levels of the TIP60 protein, which is a tumour suppressor, could potentially prevent the spread of breast cancer cells. Specifically, the research team that is led by Assistant …

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A Noninvasive Colon Cancer Test That’s FIT To Be Tried

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By: Nancy Shute From: npr.org Not so very long ago, colonoscopy was the gold standard for colon cancer screening. But times are a-changing. Last month when I went in for a checkup, my primary care doctor handed me a FIT test, a colon cancer test you can do at home without the unpleasantness and risk that turn people off to …