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Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

... The findings, demonstrated in human breast and colorectal cancers, are significant to the field of medicine ...in product inhibits immune activation. The human colorectal cancers, however, showed variations in their immune signatures, which researchers saw as an indicati...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

... which is to look after people. Abhay Chopada, a colorectal surgeon who emigrated from India in 1994, said that the suspects should be thought of not as doctors, but as terrorists. Perhaps they had been radicalized by the Iraq war and brought their grievances with them to Britain, he said. Prasad Rao, chair...

Genetic Mutation That Makes Common Cancers Resistant to Drugs Identified

...ology that confirms AKT1 as an oncogene in breast, colorectal and ovarian cancer. The mutation alters the electr...0 tumour samples from patients with either breast, colorectal or ovarian cancer, and found that eight per cent of breast, six per cent of colorectal and two per c...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

... be overexpressed in prostate, ovarian, breast and colorectal cancers, some leukemias, and also in drug-resistant tumors. Overabundance of IGFBP2 has since been shown to be an indicator of poor prognosis for glioma patients. The PNAS paper takes it beyond this biomarker status. Zhang, Fuller and colleagues ...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

... from this ongoing clinical trial in patients with colorectal cancer metastatic to the liver at the meeting. D...entists are testing the treatment in patients with colorectal cancer that have not responded to chemotherapy and where the cancer has spread to the liver, Dr. Mes...

Genetic Marker That Increases Colon Cancer Risk Discovered

...netic makeup and family history of more than 1,800 colorectal cancer patients with that of 1,900 healthy people ...ingle region of human chromosome 8 and the risk of colorectal cancer. People who carry the specific genetic variation, the C allele of rs10505477, were found t...

Genetic Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

...ancer also increases the probability of developing colorectal cancer. As in the previous prostate cancer stud... in the April 2007 edition of Nature Genetics, the colorectal cancer risk factor is located in a region of the human genome devoid of known genes on chromosome 8....

Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

...ingle region of human chromosome 8 and the risk of colorectal cancer. A 10-year study involving thousands of I... genetic variation might account for 14 percent of colorectal cancer cases in Israel, where colon cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths. The specific marke...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

...ification, however, the rate at which new cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed in men and women increased, ...n between folic acid fortification and the rise in colorectal cancer rates, and present their resulting hypothesis in an article in the July issue of Cancer Epide...

Avastin Dropped Out Of Funded Drugs List

...ll fund two additional cancer drugs but leave out colorectal cancer drug, Avastin. Members looked at the eco...s D'Entremont says Oxaliplatin, a drug that treats colorectal cancer, and Mab Campath, a drug that treats chronic lymphocytic leukemia have been added to the list...

Scientists Have Discovered Blood Protein That Could Spot Colon Cancer

... before their scheduled colonoscopies, and from 28 colorectal cancer patients. Alteration of nuclear scaffolding is a hallmark of cancer cells that is easily detectable under the microscope as a misshapen and discoloured nucleus. This led the researchers to the notion that there must be something at the molec...

Boffins Link Atkins Diet With Bowel Cancer

... The fatty acid butyrate, which protects against colorectal cancer, is produced by bacteria and helps in fight...it is possible that such diets could contribute to colorectal cancer. It is a preventable disease, and there is evidence that poor diet can increase your risk," T...

Cancer Deaths of Rural Men on the High

...ion of cancer." In 2003, prostate cancer overtook colorectal cancer as the most common cancer among Australians, followed by breast cancer, melanoma and lung cancer. Between 1993 and 2003, the cancers which increased the most in number were thyroid cancer (106 per cent), myeloma (44 per cent), melanoma (41 pe...

Loss of Antenna Leads to Cancer in Insects

...much of the Aurora A protein, including breast and colorectal cancers and leukemia. In 2006, excessive productio...PKD has also been found as a target of mutation in colorectal cancer....

Britains Complacent Attitude To Uptake Of New Cancer Drugs Revealed

...atest differences in uptake were noted for the new colorectal and lung cancer drugs, which are among the world's...th men and women. The US uptake of bevacizumab for colorectal cancer was 10 times the uptake of the European average, with the UK having a very low uptake. Dr J...

Aspirin a Day Can Keep Colon Cancer Away

...ically relevant doses, can reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer". He added: "However, with the concerns about the potential risks of long-term aspirin use and the availability of alternative prevention strategies such as screening, these findings are not sufficient to warrant a recommendation for the g...

Vegetarian Diet Could Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

...th colon cancer were vegetarians. Patients with colorectal cancer (n=796) comprised the primary patient group for this study. Three groups of controls were generated from the same database for separate comparison with the CRC cohort. These included all patients with non-CRC cancers (control group one: n=7,27...

Monogram Presents Results of First ETag Breast Cancer Studies

...ty of tumors, including breast, lung, prostate and colorectal cancers. Many new therapeutic candidates target various steps in these critical cell signaling pathways, potentially providing an opportunity for the diagnostic capabilities of the eTag technology to improve patient treatment and drug development. ...

Change in Course of Treatment: Exploring Better Ways

...made were presented. In patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, counting circulating tumor cells before an...his is an important area of research in metastatic colorectal cancer because there are little data to help physicians chose which treatment is best for which pati...

The Risk of Colorectal Tumor is Not Reduced With Folic Acid Supplements

...c acid supplements do not appear to reduce risk of colorectal tumors. Some previous studies have suggested that folate supplementation may help to prevent colorectal tumors. Bernard F. Cole, Ph.D., of Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H., and colleagues evaluat...

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