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Some Colon Cancers May Be Caused by Diarrheal Bacteria

Some Colon Cancers May Be Caused by Diarrheal Bacteria

Bacteria that cause diarrhea may also be the cause of some colon cancers, according to research from John Hopkins University. The investigators believe that strains of the common Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) trick immune systems cells into allowing runaway colon tissue inflammation - a precurso... Read More


Vitamin D Improves Bowel and Skin Cancer Survival

Vitamin D Improves Bowel and Skin Cancer Survival

Higher levels of vitamin D may help improve survival for both skin and bowel cancer patients, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The first study followed over 1000 bowel cancer patients for around nine years. Using information gained about sunlight exposure, ... Read More


Obesity Found to Increase Colon Cancer Risk

Obesity Found to Increase Colon Cancer Risk

Among colon cancer patients, those who are obese fare considerably worse than patients of normal weight in terms of their rates for death and disease relapse, a new study has found. Read More


Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 29, 2009

Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 29, 2009

Here is another story on the dangers associated with eating red meat. The research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine said that for men who eat only the equivalent of a ¼ hamburger a day had a 22 percent higher chance of dying of cancer and a 27 percent greater chance of dy... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More



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