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Gene-Diet Interaction Explains Beef Cancer Risk
2013-10-24 12:55:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 meeting in Boston say they have discovered an interaction that could explain the link between eating meat and colorectal cancer risk. The team said the newly discovered potential gene-diet interaction for colorectal cancer could shed light on the statistically significantly increased risk of the cancer that is associated with the consumption of red and processed meats. "If...

2013-10-15 23:27:36

Screening precancerous polyps can help identify at-risk patients before cancer develops. Irving, TX (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Miraca Life Sciences (MLS), the leading pathology services provider that collaborates to make patients and practices better, is pleased to announce the results of a screening program implemented in 2010 which tests pre-cancerous polyps for DNA mismatch repair (MMR) abnormalities. Throughout this program, MLS leveraged its unique expertise and systematic approach to...

2013-10-14 14:33:16

May affect risk of developing esophageal and gastric cancer Overweight adolescents were twice as likely as their normal weight peers to later develop esophageal cancer in a recent study from Israel. The study, which is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that lower socioeconomic status as well as immigration from higher risk countries were important determinants of gastric cancer. Zohar Levi, MD, MHA, of the Rabin Medical...

2013-10-14 11:11:10

Findings from the first large-scale, genome-wide association study of esophageal adenocarcinoma may lead to new screening tools for those at high risk An international consortium co-led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor, a condition called Barrett's esophagus. The findings, by corresponding...

2013-10-09 12:56:04

More evidence needed to ensure risks of removing low-risk lesions do not outweigh benefits of screening We cannot allow a collective fear of missing bowel cancer to risk unnecessary and harmful treatment of patients with non-cancerous lesions, argue experts on bmj.com today. Professor Geir Hoff and colleagues in Norway, argue that we need more evidence about the malignant potential of benign lesions to be sure that the risks of removing them do not outweigh the benefits of screening....

2013-10-02 13:09:58

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) leads to remission for 91 percent of patients with dysplastic Barrett's esophagus, according to new figures published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Dysplastic Barrett's esophagus is the most serious grade of the condition in which precancerous cells are detected in the esophagus. "In order to make appropriate informed decisions about the use of radiofrequency...


Latest Gastrointestinal cancer Reference Libraries

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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