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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


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


Curcumin May Prevent Nicotine-Related Head and Neck Cancers

Curcumin May Prevent Nicotine-Related Head and Neck Cancers

Curcumin, the organic compound that gives curry it's yellow color, may inhibit the adverse effects of tobacco use in patients with head and neck cancer who continue to smoke. The study was presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeti... 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


Health Wrap - June 2

Health Wrap - June 2

A new UCLA/Veteran's Affairs study showed that more than 40 percent of patients who initially had received a positive result on a fecal occult blood test ľa stool guiaic card which is an initial screening tool for colon cancer -- did not receive appropriate follow-up tests like a colonoscopy ... Read More



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