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Colon Cancer Usually Diagnosed Late In Under-50 Adults

Young adults are increasingly developing colon cancer and it’s often diagnosed at a late stage, after they’ve seen several doctors and been misdiagnosed, a new survey shows. Researchers questioned nearly 1,200 colon cancer patients diagnosed before age 50. Most cases were correctly identified only after the cancer was more advanced. In fact, about two-thirds waited…

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Cells That Destroy The Intestine

Patients affected by the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis often suffer from flare-ups, which damage intestinal tissue. Despite advances in treating these diseases with medication, associate chronic inflammation cannot be kept sufficiently in check for a number of patients. Diseases in future. Until now, little has been known about what actually causes…

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New Drug Targets Pave Way For Esophageal Cancer Therapeutics

Blocking two molecular pathways that send signals inside cancer cells could stave off esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), the most common esophageal malignancy in the United States, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Researchers identified the pathways using advanced computational and genetic analyses of tumor biopsies from EAC patients. Specific…

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Aspirin To Prevent Colon Cancer Underutilized In High-Risk Patients

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States and advanced colorectal polyps are a major risk factor. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 % as well as recurrence of advanced polyps. Because Their guidelines suggest that,…

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Cannabinoid Compounds May Inhibit Growth Of Colon Cancer Cells

Medical marijuana has gained attention in recent years for its potential to relieve pain and short-term anxiety and depression. Now, Penn State College of Medicine researchers say some cannabinoid compounds may actually inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells in the lab. Cancer properties. The researchers tested the effects of synthetic cannabinoid compounds on colon cancer cells in an…

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Scientists Uncover How High-Fat Diet Drives Colorectal Cancer Growth

As cancer death rates drop overall; doctors have noted a frightening anomaly: deaths from colorectal cancer in people under 55 appear to be creeping up. According to the American Cancer Society, deaths in this younger group increased by 1 percent between 2007 and 2016. A new study led by Salk Institute scientists suggests that high-fat…

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annual Noninvasive Stool Test Effective For Colon Cancer Screening

A new study by Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute provides the strongest evidence to date to support recommendations that average risk patients can safely opt for an annual, easy-to-use home stool test instead of a screening colonoscopy. The researchers reviewed and analyzed the findings of 31 studies with a total of…

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Discovery Of Colon Cancer Pathway Lead To New Targeted Treatments

University of Massachusetts Amherst food science researchers have pinpointed a set of enzymes involved in tumor growth that could be targeted to prevent or treat colon cancer. “We think this is a very interesting discovery,” says Guodong Zhang, assistant professor of food science, whose study was published in the journal Cancer Research. “Our research identifies a…

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Therapeutic Endoscopy Has An Expanding Role In The Treatment Of IBD

According to a new statement from a panel of national and international experts in gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other areas, interventional  IBD endoscopy has an expanding role in the treatment of disease and of adverse events from surgery. The report from the panel, Role of interventional inflammatory bowel disease in the era of…

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Celiac Disease Caused By Gastrointestinal Infection In Childhood

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the small intestine becomes inflamed and is unable to properly absorb nutrients. The disease can present at any age, with the symptoms including abdominal pain and bloating, as well as diarrhea. Symptoms are brought on by consuming gluten, a common plant-based protein found in bread, pasta, cake,…

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Doctor Communication Priorities Differ In Ulcerative Colitis

There is discordance in communication priorities for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and their gastroenterology physicians (GIs), and the emotional impact of UC should not be underestimated, according to two studies presented at the 2019 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress, held from Feb. 7 to 9 in Las Vegas. Routine appointments Jean-Frederic Colombel, M.D., from University…

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Curb Risk of Recurrent Adhesive Small-Bowel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Surgical intervention reduces the risk that adhesive small-bowel obstruction (aSBO) will recur, whether it’s done at the index episode or during recurrent episodes, researchers say. “Adhesive small bowel obstruction is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions to a surgical service,” Dr. Ramy Behman of the University of…