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2012-03-01 07:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, colon cancer takes the lives of tens of thousands of mothers, fathers, husbands, wives and friends, despite the fact that with an early screening, these deaths are highly preventable. This March during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) and makers of Dulcolax® are urging people to make an appointment with their doctor and schedule a colon cancer screening. "While the idea of...

2012-02-28 13:30:00

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digestive CARE(TM) is pleased to announce that it will host a Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 2. The event coincides with the Colon Cancer Alliance's (CCA) National Dress in Blue Day activities to help commemorate March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Digestive CARE(TM), a group of 52 gastroenterologists and their staff at 32 locations throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties, will help raise awareness and money...

2012-02-15 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colon Cancer Alliance's 4th annual national Dress in Blue Day program will be held in communities throughout the nation on Friday, March 2nd as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. National Dress in Blue Day takes place on the first Friday in March and is designed to promote awareness of colon cancer and encourage people to get their colon checked. Dress in Blue Day fundraising will benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance's...

2012-02-03 19:00:23

Could the use of vitamin and mineral supplements in a regular diet help to reduce the risk of colon cancer and protect against carcinogens? A study published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) found that rats given regular multivitamin and mineral supplements showed a significantly lower risk of developing colon cancer when they were exposed to carcinogens. “It has been unclear whether multivitamin supplementation to cancer patients is helpful, has no...

2012-01-30 11:47:25

A study based on more than 87,000 women and 47,000 men in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, looks at whether there is a link between colon cancer and alcohol, and if so at what level of consumption, and the importance of a family history of the disease. A total of 1,801 cases of colon cancer were diagnosed during follow-up from 1980 onwards. The authors results found that subjects with a family history, whose average alcohol intake was 30 or more grams...

2012-01-23 22:03:46

Could preventing colon cancer be as simple as developing a taste for yerba mate tea? In a recent University of Illinois study, scientists showed that human colon cancer cells die when they are exposed to the approximate number of bioactive compounds present in one cup of this brew, which has long been consumed in South America for its medicinal properties. "The caffeine derivatives in mate tea not only induced death in human colon cancer cells, they also reduced important markers of...

2012-01-23 13:15:06

Luteolin is a flavonoid commonly found in fruit and vegetables. This compound has been shown in laboratory conditions to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties but results from epidemiological studies have been less certain. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Gastroenterology shows that luteolin is able to inhibit the activity of cell signaling pathways (IGF and PI3K) important for the growth of cancer in colon cancer cells. Colon...

2012-01-23 10:44:09

The work will be published in the latest issue of Nature Medicine journal Doctors and researchers of Hospital del Mar and its research institute, the IMIM, have lead a study describing a new pharmacological resistance to cancer. This new mechanism is a mutation in an oncogene called EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) causing resistance to treatment using a drug called cetuximab, a monoclonal antibody which specifically attacks the EGFR. The study proves that, both in lab models and...

2012-01-10 12:45:00

Anti-reflux procedure growth, double-balloon endoscope sales to fuel market growth through 2018 according to a report by iData Research. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 According to a new report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.net), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the U.S.. gastrointestinal endoscopic device market was valued at almost $1.9 billion in 2011. Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is one of the most widely performed medical...

2011-11-14 07:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CureFAKtor Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) inhibitors for cancer, today presented preclinical research results at the 2011 AACR-EORTC-NCI Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics Conference in San Francisco, California demonstrating that novel FAK inhibitor CFAK-Y15 decreased glioblastoma brain tumor growth in vivo and increased cell death...