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Get in shape, and stay there: Colon cancer risk rises the longer you’re overweight, study warns

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Mar 22, 2022 … HEIDELBERG, Germany — New research shows that maintaining a healthy weight throughout your life can shield you from colon cancer. Scientists say the longer a person stays overweight, the more likely they are to develop the disease. The researchers compare it to the “cumulative effects of smoking” on lung cancer. The alarming report from researchers at…

Universal health care improves colon cancer survival rates? U.S. military’s system shows it’s possible

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Jun 24, 2021 … PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A new study finds colon cancer patients enrolled in the U.S. military’s universal health care system show greater survival rates than other colon cancer patients within the general population. “Colorectal cancer has the third highest death rate out of all cancers in the U.S. Therefore, it is highly important to improve survival…

New cancer screening guidelines call for regular colonoscopies starting at age 45

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Aug 13, 2018 … DENVER — The general guidelines for colorectal cancer screenings have long called for regular check-ups beginning at age 50, but as colorectal cancer rates rise among young people, health experts are now urging Americans to begin regular screenings at age 45. “Moving the start of screening back to age 45 for the average risk population…

First patient receives injection of new cancer-killing virus in phase 1 clinical trial

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May 23, 2022 … LOS ANGELES — A new cancer-killing virus is entering clinical trials after tests show it can successfully shrink advanced tumors. Researchers at City of Hope National Medical Center say the experimental drug can treat several forms of cancer, including colon, lung, breast, ovarian, and pancreatic tumors. As the anti-cancer injection moves closer to reality, a team…

‘Invisibility cloak’ for cancer drugs successfully delivers bacteria to kill tumors

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Mar 17, 2022 … NEW YORK — An “invisibility cloak” for cancer drugs could be the new secret weapon that kills life-threatening tumors. Engineering researchers from Columbia University say this invention hides good bacteria from the immune system, enabling these substances to reach tumors undetected. The masked probiotic could revolutionize cancer therapy. In experiments, it wiped out diseased cells…

Tall people may have an elevated risk for colorectal cancer

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Mar 04, 2022 … BALTIMORE — Tall individuals may want to screen for colorectal cancer more often than their vertically challenged peers, according to new research from Johns Hopkins Medicine. Scientists report tall adults might have a greater risk of developing colorectal cancer or malignant colon polyps. While this isn’t the first research project to investigate the link between…

Weight loss reduces risk of developing growths which could lead to cancer

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Feb 01, 2022 … BALTIMORE, Md. — Losing weight can slash your risk of cancer, a new study reveals. Researchers say shedding extra pounds reduces the incidence of developing growths in the colon, which could lead to tumors. The emerging research suggests that obese people who lose weight may reduce their chances of later developing colorectal adenoma. This is…

Broccoli compound causes cell death, opening surprising door to new cancer treatment

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Jan 25, 2022 … HIROSHIMA, Japan — A compound in broccoli and cabbage may help pave the way to a new cancer treatment, a new study explains. Researchers from Hiroshima University have discovered that a molecule in these vegetables breaks down into the compound 3,3’-Diindolylmethane — or DIM. What’s important about that is scientists believe the compound can induce…

More young adults developing gastrointestinal cancers — and doctors don’t know why

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Jan 20, 2022 … ADELAIDE, Australia — More and more young men and women are developing gastrointestinal cancers, a troubling new study reveals. Even more concerningly, a team from Flinders University says scientists and doctors still don’t know why this is happening. After analyzing data provided by the South Australian Cancer Registry, study authors report an undeniable increase in young-onset…

Deadly parasite may be capable of treating cancerous tumors

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Nov 03, 2021 … NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom — Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that can cause serious illness and even death among both pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals. The parasite is incredibly common, existing in roughly a third of the world’s human population. Interestingly, however, there may be a serious silver lining to its existence. A new international study reports…

Bacteria-based therapy uses body’s own immune system to target, kill cancer cells

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Aug 11, 2021 … COLUMBIA, Mo. — Viruses, bacteria, and even certain cancers can be tackled by the immune system, which is the body’s primary defense mechanism. However, some cancer cells are capable of disguising themselves to prevent being destroyed. Research conducted at the University of Missouri sheds light on a new method that may help the immune system…

Combining muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise significantly lowers risk of death from cancer

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Aug 10, 2021 … SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Muscle strengthening exercises do a good job of cutting the risk of dying from cancer. However, a new study finds if you combine that workout with aerobic activities, the positive impact on your body doubles. Researchers in Brazil say resistance workouts like squats, rowing, planks, and weight training lower a person’s…