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How Do Tumor Cells Create Their Own Pathways
2012-07-10 15:34:19

Potential new treatment for metastatic colon cancer How does a tumor cell set up a signaling pathway in order to metastasize? Scientists at Technische Universität München's (TUM) Klinikum rechts der Isar and Helmholtz Zentrum München have made a significant discovery in this area by studying colon cancer. They have learned that the tumor cells release certain proteins known as chemokines. In the case of metastatic colon cancer cells, the...

2012-07-04 23:01:51

Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation, a non-profit colon cancer organization in the Bay Area, is hosting the Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation Night with the San Francisco Giants on Sept. 5, 2012. Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation, a Bay Area organization dedicated to raising awareness for and detection of colon cancer, is announcing the Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation night with the San Francisco Giants. On Sept. 5 at AT&T...

2012-07-02 11:20:02

A new study of 1,400 Medicare-aged patients reinforces CT colonography as a screening tool for colon cancer, adding to the continued debate over Medicare coverage of the procedure. In 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated that CT colonography would not be covered, in part, because outcomes data specific to the Medicare population was not available. "Our study answers several of the questions Medicare asked about this procedure," said Brooks Cash, MD, one of the...

2012-06-04 17:45:45

New evidence to support a range of healthy behaviors reported in the American Journal of Medicine Five new studies provide evidence to support simple steps we can take to prevent illness and improve our overall health. In the June issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers report on fish consumption to reduce the risk of colon cancer; the effectiveness of hypnotherapy and acupuncture for smoking cessation; regular teeth cleaning to improve cardiovascular health; the...

2012-05-22 23:16:32

New research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) looks at patient experiences with colorectal cancer screening and questions current screening guidelines. Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the third most common in men. Studies found that patients prefer colonscopy over computed tomography colonography, despite the former's more invasive nature, and highlight the importance of a patient's experience and role in the process of...

2012-05-21 18:53:20

Instructional program can cut no-shows rates Patients who watch an online instructional video are more likely to keep their appointments and arrive prepared for a scheduled colonoscopy than those who do not, according to a study by gastroenterologists at the University of Chicago Medicine. The study, presented at the 2012 annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting in San Diego, CA, found that among patients age 50 to 65 — the primary target for colon cancer screening — those who...

2012-05-21 13:00:58

The Stem Cells and Cancer Research Group headed by Dr Héctor G. Palmer at the Vall d'Hebrón Institute of Oncology (VHIO) has identified the molecular mechanisms that determine patients' response to certain drugs used in clinical trials for colon cancer treatment. The study led by VHIO also benefited from the collaboration with Professor Alberto Muñoz´s laboratory at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas Alberto Sols, Consejo Superior de...

2012-05-15 09:11:16

Computerized 'virtual cleansing' helps identify lesions most likely to become cancerous A CT-scan-based form of virtual colonoscopy that does not require laxative preparation appears to be as effective as standard colonoscopy in identifying the intestinal polyps most likely to become cancerous. In the May 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team reports finding that the new technique, which uses computer-aided systems both to...

2012-05-04 09:15:53

Colonoscopy may be preferable to sigmoidoscopy for these populations Blacks and Hispanics have a significantly higher risk of developing precancerous colorectal polyps compared with whites, according to a study by researchers at NewYork — Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. The findings appeared in the online edition of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. "Our data suggest that we need to redouble our efforts to increase colon cancer screening in areas...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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