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2014-01-28 12:29:12

Science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University has helped fund pivotal research in how to combat colon cancer and specifically cancer resistance to inhibitor drugs NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University has helped fund pivotal research in how to combat colon cancer and specifically cancer...

2013-12-02 09:57:42

Scientists and surgeons at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have discovered a promising new approach to treating colorectal cancer by disarming the gene that drives self-renewal in stem cells that are the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. "This is the first step toward clinically applying the principles of cancer stem cell biology to control cancer growth and advance the...

2013-11-21 23:35:01

Despite urging by experts, one third of Americans are still neglecting colonoscopy screenings. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Despite its wide availability, many Americans are still neglecting screening colonoscopy (a potentially life-saving colon cancer test) according to a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study. In its report released on November 8, 2013 at its website (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6244a4.htm?s_cid=mm6244a4_w), up to 20 million Americans...

2013-09-30 15:46:48

Researchers believe they have discovered how aspirin improves survival in patients diagnosed with colon cancer, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) heard today (Monday). Although previous research has shown that taking low dose aspirin after being diagnosed with colon cancer improves patient outcome, the reasons why this happens remain unknown. The new research has shown that aspirin improves outcome in patients whose tumor cells express a specific protein on their surface; the...

2013-08-30 23:19:10

The physicians at Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates (http://colon92010.com) have added a new section to their website to help assist their patients in understanding a number of colorectal diseases. The section is focused on patient education specific to the diseases of colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 The colorectal surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates...


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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