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Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer almost always occurs in the large bowel - cancer of the small bowel is rare. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include blood in your stools, a change in normal bowel habits, a lump that your doctor can feel in your back passage, weight loss, pain in the abdomen or back passage, and anemia. Treatment depends on where the cancer is in the bowel and how far it has spread but may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
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Bacterium promotes colorectal tumor growth

July 14, 2017 - 15:00
New research shows that a bacterium actively drives the growth of cancer cells in colorectal cancer. The findings may, in the future, improve treatment.

How does a high-fat diet raise colorectal cancer risk?

July 10, 2017 - 07:00
A high-fat diet is linked to a greater risk of colorectal cancer. Now, researchers believe they have found a molecular explanation for this association.

Colorectal cancer: Adding SIRT to chemotherapy boosts survival

July 7, 2017 - 13:00
For patients with advanced colorectal cancer, new research suggests that adding selective internal radiation therapy to chemotherapy may prolong survival.

Researchers make significant progress in engineering digestive system tissues

July 7, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have reached important milestones in their quest to engineer replacement tissue in the lab to treat digestive system conditions - from...

Right-sided colorectal tumours: An internal radiation advantage

July 4, 2017 - 07:00
For patients with colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver, having a primary tumour on the left side, as opposed to the right side of the colon, is known to be a significant advantage in...

Parts of Mediterranean diet shown to prevent colorectal cancer

July 3, 2017 - 16:00
A new study highlights the specific elements of the Mediterranean diet that are the most important for keeping colorectal cancer at bay.

Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer

June 20, 2017 - 16:00
A new study examines the effect of grape compounds in mice and human cells. The compounds suppress cancer stem cells, which may drive cancerous tumors.

Tree nuts may lower risk of colon cancer recurrence, death

May 18, 2017 - 16:00
Eating at least 2 ounces of tree nuts every week could reduce the chance of cancer recurrence and death for colon cancer patients, study suggests.

Scientists 'carbon date' cancer and unearth secrets about what could help make it deadly

May 11, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have put precise timings on the history of a patient's cancer for the first time, effectively 'carbon dating' the different stages in the disease's progression.

New model could speed up colon cancer research

May 3, 2017 - 07:00
Using the gene-editing system known as CRISPR, MIT researchers have shown in mice that they can generate colon tumors that very closely resemble human tumors.

Follow-up colonoscopies associated with a significantly lower incidence of bowel cancer

April 28, 2017 - 07:00
Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds research published in Lancet Oncology.

Bowel cancer: New function of known biomarkers discovered

April 18, 2017 - 07:00
EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors) are involved in the development and progression of many types of cancer and bowel cancer (colon carcinoma) in particular.

Antibiotics may increase the risk of bowel cancer

April 5, 2017 - 07:00
Taking a long-term course of antibiotics in adulthood may increase the risk of bowel cancer later in life, according to a recent study.