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New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...y," he added. Standard chemotherapy for metastatic colon
or rectal cancer usually involves the use of the drugs 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and leucovorin (LV). "Unfortunately many patients don't respond to these drugs, and most patients ultimately progress through their first line therapy. Until now, we have ha...
Cereal Lessens Colon Cancer Risk
...e of wheat bran in the diet in reducingthe risk of colon
cancer. The six-month study showed up to a...revious research has demonstrated that people with colon
cancer have a highernumber of aberrant crypt cells, found in the lining of the colon. Raw wheatbran...
The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age
...in six months, we hope to make this quick and easy colon
cancer detection method available for physicians and their patients nationwide. It should increase widespread screening for this major killer of Americans, while simultaneously saving over $1 billion annually." Prostate cancer and brain surgery reh...
Discovery May Boost Effectiveness Of Chemotherapy
...rone-resistant cell lines from breast, stomach and colon
cancersas well as multiple myeloma all were found to have increased levels of the newcancer resistance protein. The researchers are working on ways to overcome this newly-discovered form ofresistance and improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Re...
Immunex's TRAIL Molecule Shows Potential As Anti-Tumor Agent
...m a human breastcancer, or either of two different colon
cancers. Following two weeks of dailyinjections with TRAIL, complete remission of all tumors was observed in a highproportion (70%-100%) of the treated mice. In contrast, the tumors of theuntreated control mice grew progressively. Importantly, bec...
New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths
An experimental new treatment for advanced colon
cancer shows promise of savingthousands of lives a...ew therapy is very promising for patients who have colon
cancerthat has recurred or spread to other organs," he says. The Phase-II trialinvolves giving the ...
National Pilot Study To Test Whether Soy Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk
...s -- genistein and daidzein -- as reducing breast, colon
and prostatecancer. Genistein and daidzein also have been shown to possess cholesterol-lowering properties that help reduce the risk of heart disease and othercardiovascular diseases. The study will involve 160 men, half African-American, between the...
Penn Researchers Find Chemoembolization Effective For Liver Tumors
...hiladelphia, PA) -- More than 150,000 new cases of colon
cancerare diagnosed each year, and, for half of th...may double the survival time of adult patientswith colon
cancer that has spread to the liver. Michael C.Soulen, MD, associate professor of radiology at Penn ...
Jefferson Scientists Show Tumor Characteristics May Help Explain Tumor Biology And Prognosis
...cer development. About 15 to 20 percent of colon
cancer tumors, including hereditarynon-polyposis c...smatch repair inactivation and possibly hereditary colon
cancer," explains Dr.Boman, who is also director of the Division of Medical Oncology and MedicalGene...
Randomized Contolled Study Shows Neostigmine Is An Effective Treatment For Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction
... Ogilvie's syndrome,it causes a severely distended colon
(large intestine). If conservative treatm...s, who had marked abdominal distention and dilated colon
andwho had failed to improve after 24 hours of conservative treatment.(Conservative treatment includ...
Women don't understand own health risks
...ncer,but underestimated heart disease and lung and colon
cancers. Such lack ofknowledge itself could prove lethal. "Accurate knowledge and perceived risk of coronary heart disease might impactwhether women undergo regular cholesterol and blood pressure screening andwhether women engage in health behaviors...
Aspirin's role in colon cancer prevention focus of $5 million grant
...rin and similar drugs may play arole in preventing colon
cancer. The "chemoprevention" program proj...umenting a 40-50 percent reduced riskof developing colon
canceramong people who regularly take aspirin or other NSAIDs. DuBois and hiscolleagues' work has fo...
National Cancer Institute to support statewide UNC-CH colon cancer study
...oking at how best to communicate with people about colon
cancerso that they will adopt healthier lifestyles...betterdiets and exercise may lower the risk of the colon
cancer and that regularscreening could save many lives." Campbell, assistant professor of nu...
UI researchers learn more about how exercise affects the colon
...fecation. "We wanted to better understand how the colon
normally functions," said SatishS. C. Rao, M.D., P...s of rest. A slim, solid-state probe placed in the colon
measured muscleactivity before, during and after each exercise period. The researchers found that a...
New test can better uncover hidden breast cancer
...other types of canceras well, including melanomas, colon
carcinoma, non-small-cell lung carcinoma andesophageal carcinoma. The new testing technique is already in use at theUSC/Norris Cancer Center and Hospital....
UCSF researchers discover new piece of puzzle in cancer development
..., ducts and surfaces oforgans, such as the breast, colon
and stomach, and are the cells from whichmost cancers arise. Using cells derived from human prostates, the researchers discovered thatepithelial cells that are "initiated", or mid way down the geneticallydestabilizing road towards cancer, engage in a...
Nausea from anesthesia plummets with extra oxygen
...ery. The study focused on 231 patients undergoing colon
surgery at two hospitals inVienna -- Donauspital-SMZO and the Vienna General Hospital. About half receivedthe conventional 30 percent oxygen in their anesthesia gas and for two hoursduring recovery, and the other half received the elevated, experimen...
New drug relieves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in females
...tor antagonist that has the effect of relaxing the colon
and slowing the transit of food residue through the colon. Because of this, patients who reported symptoms of constipation due to IBS were excluded from this study. The drug is not currently available to the public. However, the drug maker, Glaxo Wel...
Hormone replacement therapy use limited
...also may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease and colon
cancer. However, it can increase the risk of uterine cancer and thrombosis, but its relation to breast cancer risk remains uncertain. "Not much was known about the large group of menopausal women -- a full third -- who are undecided about use of...
Cancer-preventive potential of white tea
...t data indicate that white tea may protect against colon
cancer in particular. They attribute this to elevated levels of particular liver enzymes. The researchers say more studies are needed to determine whether white tea actually protects people against cancer. "White tea, and tea in general, is a he...
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