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2014-05-02 16:24:28

SYDNEY, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/--Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago USA: A team of Australian scientists has presented evidence that a new blood test for bowel cancer based on two genes that "leak" into the blood can detect 65% of bowel cancer cases. The successful detection rate increased to 73% for cancers that are Stage II or higher. The data were presented in Chicago at the Digestive Diseases Week (DDW) conference by Professor Graeme Young from the Flinders Centre for Innovation...

Snacks Laden With Sugar Linked To Colorectal Cancer Risks
2013-07-16 14:27:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Cookies, candies, soft drinks and other sugary foods can increase a person's risk of developing bowel cancer, according to new research appearing in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention. As part of the study, experts from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh looked at over 170 different types of foods, including fruits, vegetables, fish and meat in addition to sweet snacks. The study authors utilized...

2012-08-10 02:44:26

High levels of iron could raise the risk of bowel cancer by switching on a key pathway in people with faults in a critical anti-cancer gene, according to a study published in Cell Reports today (Thursday). Cancer Research UK scientists, based at the University of Birmingham and the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow, found bowel cancers were two to three times more likely to develop in mice with a faulty APC gene that were fed high amounts of iron compared to mice who still...

Trials Will Test Curry’s Effect On Bowel Cancer Patients
2012-05-08 08:28:05

A new study from the United Kingdom is putting curry to the test, picking it apart to see if an extract of the spice plays a significant role in the treatment of patients with advanced bowel cancer. Scientists from the Experimental Cancer Medicine Center (ECMC) at the University of Leicester plan to study whether pills containing curcumin, a compound found in the yellow curry spice turmeric, can be safely added to the standard treatment for bowel cancer. According to Cancer Research UK,...

2012-04-26 13:46:59

Consumption of resistant starch leads to positive changes in the bowel and could protect against genetic damage implicated in bowel cancer. Western diets are typically low in fiber and have been linked with a higher incidence of bowel cancer. Even though Australians eat more dietary fiber than many other western countries, bowel cancer is still the second most commonly reported cancer in Australia with 30 new cases diagnosed every day. Dr David Topping, from CSIRO´s Food Futures...

2011-12-14 14:37:31

A simple online calculator could offer family GPs a powerful new tool in tackling two of the most deadly forms of cancer, say researchers. Academics from The University of Nottingham and ClinRisk Ltd have developed two new QCancer algorithms, which cross-reference symptoms and risk factors of patients to red flag those most likely to have pancreatic and bowel cancer, which could help doctors to diagnose these illnesses more quickly and potentially save thousands of lives every year....

Researchers Claim Aspirin Reduces Risk Of Colon Cancer
2011-10-28 09:04:49

New research from the British universities Newcastle and Leeds suggest that taking two aspirin a day for two years reduces the long-term risk of hereditary colon cancer by as much as 60 percent in those people with a family history of the disease.  The findings of the study, published in The Lancet, could have implications for the wider population, though more research is needed to determine an ideal dosage for different groups of people. Scientists described the results as...

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2011-05-23 15:00:00

World Cancer Research Fund advises people to limit their consumption of beef, pork and lamb, as well as avoid processed meat. Cancer experts have issued a warning about eating red and processed meat after "the most authoritative report" no the subject blamed them for causing the disease. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is advising people to limit their consumption of red meats like beef, pork and lamb, and to avoid process meats like ham and salami altogether. It said there is...

2011-03-08 15:55:07

Bowel cancer patients whose tumors contain defects in specific DNA repair systems are much less likely to experience tumor recurrence post surgery, results from a major clinical study have demonstrated. Scientists who collaborated on the 10 year QUASAR randomized control trial, one of the largest UK clinical trials to test the benefits of chemotherapy in post-surgery bowel cancer patients, have confirmed that colon tumors containing defects in their DNA mismatch repair system are 50 percent...

2011-03-08 12:44:33

Blood lipid and lipoprotein concentrations and colorectal cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition 2011 High levels of "good" (high density lipoprotein) HDL cholesterol seem to cut the risk of bowel cancer, suggests research published online in Gut. The association is independent of other potentially cancer-inducing markers of inflammation in the blood. The researchers base their findings on participants in the European Prospective Investigation into...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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