A comprehensive analysis by the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers evaluated more than 70 clinical studies to identify some of the most effective methods for boosting US colorectal cancer screening rates. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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With an estimated twenty-thousand protein-coding genes in the human genome, pinpointing a specific gene or pathway responsible for a particular disease can be like finding a needle in the proverbial haystack.
Studies in mice have demonstrated that obesity-induced inflammation contributes to the risk of colorectal cancer, but evidence in humans has been scarce. A new study shows that two inflammatory proteins in the colon increase in parallel with increasing weight in humans.
Dr. Mark McPhail from the Department of Inflammation Biology, School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences and Dr. Vishal Patel from the Institute of Liver Studies at King's College Hospital have been awarded £ 2.3 million by the National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA).
Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and recommended that screening begins at age 45 for those at average risk for the disease.
A drug which has been used to treat liver disease for decades could help to restore cells damaged by Alzheimer's, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found.
Routine oral care to treat gum disease (periodontitis) may play a role in reducing inflammation and toxins in the blood (endotoxemia) and improving cognitive function in people with liver cirrhosis.
A Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso initiative that is increasing the number of screenings for colorectal cancer across West Texas has caught the eye of the National Cancer Institute.