Tag: "colon" at medical news
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...ption. The results build upon prior studies with colon
cancer and support the "field effect" hypothesis t...sy. "We were so encouraged by the successes with colon
cancer that we decided to drive the research in a new direction. With colon
cancer, you have time, e...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...er shown to be effective in the early detection of colon
cancer now appears promising for detecting pancrea...e optical markers that were significant in earlier colon
cancer studies at ENH using Backmans technology proved also to be significant for pancreatic cancer....
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation invests in gastroenterology's future
...g Stat3 as a potential mechanism of oncogenesis of colon
cancer associated with ETBF Colleen Middleton St. Ignatius College Prepatory, Chicago, Illinois Research location: University of Illinois at Chicago Relationship between EPEC-induced barrier function disruption and host cell death We a...
Colonoscopy up in NYC
...ew Yorkers 50 and older who have been screened for colon
cancer to 60%, said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Im...are getting colonoscopies to prevent or find early colon
cancer and it is saving lives, said Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden. The health gap for sc...
USC researchers show that molecular markers predict tumor recurrence
...lp to predict tumor recurrence in stage II and III colon
cancer patients. The findings may also help identify stage II colon
cancer patients who are more likely to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy following surgery, says Ge...
Gender impacts colorectal cancer progression
... differential tumor development and progression in colon
cancer patients, a study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) suggests. Taking gender into account when examining the genetic profile of patients may help to those who will benefit from specific chemotherapy treatments...
Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer
...d the most effective means to detect precursors of colon
cancer, the overall reported rate of missing color... Results were adjusted for age, gender, history of colon
polyp, diabetes, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, physical activity, alcoho...
Study reveals aspirin's colorectal cancer prevention mechanism
...st majority of colorectal tumors but not in normal colon
tissue," explains Andrew Chan, MD, MPH, of the MGH Gastrointestinal Unit, the paper's lead author. "Therefore we hypothesized that, if blocking the COX-2 pathway was the mechanism underlying aspirin-associated risk reduction, it should preferentially...
Ireland Cancer Center researcher lays out benefits of aspirin to prevent colon cancer
cancer researcher at the Ireland Cancer Center of ...n and new aspirin-like drugs for use in preventing colon
cancer in certain high-risk individuals. In today's New England Journal of Medicine, Sanford Mar...
New technique effective in closing accidental colonoscopy wounds
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To prevent colon
cancer, the second leading cause of United States ...ually because delays in closing perforations allow colon
contents to leak into the abdominal cavity, causing deadly conditions such as peritonitis and sepsis...
GI screening: Racing time or wasting time?
...olonoscopies give clearer pictures of bends in the colon
than another screening tool called flexible sigmoi...as the flexible sigmoidoscopy, as they detect more colon
tumors that may have been missed with flexible sigmoidoscopy," said Mohammed A. Wehbi, M.D., of Emor...
Novel treatments may help alleviate constipation, IBS in women
...xperienced a significant acceleration of ascending colon
emptying and overall colonic transit as well as a significant improvement in stool consistency, stool frequency, ease of passage and time to first bowel movement. The degree to which stool was loosened was strongly dependent on the dosage of linaclot...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...he large intestine characterized by pouches in the colon
that bulge outward through weak spots in the colon
musculature. These pouches can become inflamed, a complication referred to as diverticulitis, or th...
Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
...g the relative "weight" of being heavy on risk for colon
cancer; possible risk of cancer surgery among elde...In these instances, management of risk factors for colon
cancer and treatment decisions for a particular sub-group of patients can be influenced by these ana...
Researchers investigate impact of lifestyle on GI health
... out, may result in decreased risk for obesity and colon
cancer," said Alan Buchman, M.D., MSPH, AGAF, Fein...s and 22.4 percent (178 patients) of subjects with colon
cancer were vegetarians. Patients with colorectal cancer (n=796) comprised the primary patient c...
Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life
... commonly mentioned by UC patients were developing colon
cancer, having their colon
removed, requiring surgery and public fecal incontinence. Compliance is a challenge The survey fo...
Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch
... in April, 2007. In mice transplanted with a human colon
cancer, Reolysin plus gemcitabine completely eradicated the tumors in four of five test animals. It is rare to see the virtual elimination of tumours as well as the long-lasting therapeutic effect that was observed in this study. "Combination ther...
An aspirin a day keeps colorectal cancer away
...eigh the risks in individuals at increased risk of colon
cancer. The findings are also likely to influence the choice of antiplatelet drug in patients who require long-term treatment because of vascular disease. The study was conducted by Professor Peter Rothwell, University Department of Clinical Neurol...
Uveal melanoma patients at higher risk for colon cancer
...r development of other cancers, most significantly colon
cancer. "Therefore, ophthalmologists need to advise patients about the necessity of screening for colon
cancer both for themselves and for their blood relatives," advised Dr. Davidorf. Identification of s...
No data to support leaving small colon polyps in place
...e the number of patients who receive screening for colon
cancer. There are a variety of established screeni...on, slow withdrawal and inspection of the proximal colon
during optical colonoscopy. The AGA has asked the National Institutes of Health to pursue a study ...
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