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Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

April 22, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a step toward personalized vaccines against cancer, scientists report they have developed an immune-system therapy that knocks out several types of aggressive tumors in mice.
German researchers said the findings, reported April 22 in the journal Nature, could lead to a “blueprint” for developing tailored […]


Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

April 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests.
There was a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon and rectum, among people taking aspirin, said lead researcher Yin Cao, a postdoctoral research […]


Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

April 2, 2015

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who were overweight as children and teens may have a greater risk of colon cancer, no matter what their current weight, a new study cautions.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 75,000 American women and more than 34,000 American men. Over an average of 22 years, 2,100 of […]


Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

April 1, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients with localized rectal cancer may achieve similar survival rates by having minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, instead of more invasive open surgery, a European study finds.
According to the American Cancer Society, close to 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer are diagnosed each year in […]


Report Shows Progress in America’s War on Cancer

March 30, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report.
The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011, representing improved survival for men, women and children, the […]


How Being in Shape Can Help Middle-Aged Men Lower Their Cancer Risk Later

March 27, 2015

Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.


Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some

March 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Prior research has suggested that regular use of a certain class of painkillers might lower colon cancer risk, but a new study finds that a person’s genetics may also play a big role.
Regular, long-term use of nonprescription painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — drugs that […]


More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study

March 12, 2015

THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Boosting older adults’ colon cancer screening rates to 80 percent by 2018 would lead to 21,000 fewer deaths from the cancer each year in the United States by 2030, a new study suggests.
Colon cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Yet in 2013, […]


Why Including THIS Food in a Plant-Based Diet Could Lower Colon Cancer Risk

March 10, 2015

A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds.


Colon Cancer’s Location May Be Factor in Survival

February 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient’s survival, a new study suggests.
Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may be more likely to survive than those whose disease originated in the right colon, […]



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