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2014-08-01 23:04:42

A colonoscopy specialist from La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills responds to a new study linking carbohydrates to colon cancer. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 A new study published in the journal Cell has found that carbohydrates may contribute to the development of colorectal cancer in patients who are already genetically predisposed to the disease. The study was authored by Alberto Martin of the University of Toronto. In it, carbohydrates were found to cause intestinal...

2014-03-04 13:06:04

It is not only genetics that predispose to bowel cancer; microbes living in the gut help drive the development of intestinal tumors, according to new research in mice published in the March issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine. Bowel cancer, also called colorectal cancer, results from a series of genetic changes (mutations) that cause healthy cells to become progressively cancerous, first forming early tumors called polyps that can eventually become malignant. Although mutations...

2014-02-25 23:27:02

“It’s important for people to understand that with proper screening, colon cancer can not only be detected early, but often can be prevented from developing,” says Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, a gastroenterologist and director of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United...

Aspirin As Cancer Preventive
2012-10-01 21:35:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Growing evidence is suggesting that aspirin, the pain reliever drug used to fend off aches and heart disease, may also be able to prevent cancer. Studies are showing that taking aspirin may reduce an individual's chances of developing colorectal cancer and maybe some other types of malignancies. Although the evidence is growing, so far it still hasn't outweighed the risks of prescribing aspirin to millions of healthy people....

2012-04-03 09:11:51

A study presented today by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2012 in Chicago identified two genes that are optimal targets to be analyzed in a new noninvasive test for colorectal cancer developed by Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with Exact Sciences Corporation. The test uses a small sample of a patient's stool to check for specific DNA changes, known as gene methylation, that occur as cancer develops. The test can quickly detect both...

2011-10-08 07:00:00

Dr. Don J. Schiller, a renowned expert in Continent Ileostomy surgery, presented at the 2011 UOAA Conference in Reno, Nevada. The United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) is an association devoted to improving awareness of Ostomy surgery. Reno, NV (PRWEB) October 08, 2011 The UOAA or United Ostomy Associations of America held this yearâs Conference with the theme âœSeize the Opportunityâ from August 7-11, 2011 in Reno, Nevada. The UOAA...

2011-09-01 12:16:32

UT Southwestern Medical Center has developed a new lifesaving genetic screening program for families at high risk of contracting colorectal cancer, a deadly yet highly preventable form of cancer. The joint effort between UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital allows doctors to screen the tumors of colorectal cancer patients younger than 70, and uterine cancer patients younger than 55, to determine if there is a high risk for a genetic cancer predisposition syndrome. If a...

2011-06-24 12:48:42

HEREDITARY COLON CANCER SYNDROME MARKED BY ABNORMALLY DENSE BLOOD VESSEL GROWTH IN MOUTH --Scanning lining of mouth may enable earlier detection of high colon cancer risk A team led by Johns Hopkins researchers has found that a hereditary colon cancer syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), is associated with abnormally dense blood vessel growth in the skin lining the mouth. The finding, reported in the June issue of Familial Cancer, could lead to a quick screening test for FAP, which...

2011-03-14 00:00:27

The Phoenix Magazine, the official publication of the UOAA (United Ostomy Associations of America) has published "Aging and the Continent Ostomate", an article by Don J. Schiller, MD, FACS, in the March 2011 edition of the magazine. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2011 Don J. Schiller, MD, FACS, recognized expert in the field of continent ileostomy surgery, has written a thorough and very informative article entitled "Aging and the Continent Ostomate" which has just been published in the...

2010-12-21 15:42:40

The vast majority of parents who tested positive for a genetic mutation that increases the risk of melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer) support genetic testing of their children or grandchildren. Results of the two-year study at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) appear in the December issue of the journal Genetics in Medicine. The data could lead to the establishment of formal, evidence-based guidelines for genetic testing of people younger than 18...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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