colon cancer


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Noun1.colon cancer - a malignant tumor of the colon; early symptom is bloody stools
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
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4 ( ANI ): Turns out, bacteria play an important role in driving sporadic colon cancer.
This finding can be traced back to 2004, which is when the first spike in colon cancer among individuals under 54 reportedly occurred.
Prior research has already shown that these behaviors are individually linked to a reduced risk of colon cancer, but the new study is the first large study to look at what their combined effect might be.
The researchers based their findings on data collected from more than 1,500 colon cancer patients.
Scientists studied tissues from people who developed colon cancer while on an aspirin regimen then set out to understand why people with a particular gene appeared to get a protective benefit from aspirin and others did not.
Nationwide, only about half of the people who need to be screened for colon cancer are up to date on their screening.
Khaled Al-Rasini of King Khaled National Guard Hospital, said his hospital receives about 300 colon cancer cases annually.
Cancer, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches--comes on the heels of its work with the Colon Cancer Alliance during the past three years.
Given that colon cancer affects a younger age group in the UAE than in other parts of the world, cancer screenings are recommended at 40 years instead of 50.
A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a new mechanism by which colon cancer develops.
The investigators also evaluated whether other dietary or lifestyle factors had an effect on the relationship between carotenoids and colon cancer risk.
According to Roche, the trial investigated the use of Avastin combined with a standard chemotherapy in patients with early-stage colon cancer and immediately after surgery and treatment with the combination did not result in improvement in their disease-free survival.