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Scientists raise warning over drugs targeting key cancer mechanism

Scientists have expressed concerns about developing drugs against two molecular targets that had been considered highly promising, after finding that specifically blocking their function adversely affected normal body systems. The molecular targets CDK8 and CDK19 – members of an important family known as kinases – have a key role in turning on cancer-causing genes and have been implicated in the ...

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FDA approves new oral medication to treat patients with advanced colorectal cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Lonsurf (a pill that combines two drugs, trifluridine and tipiracil) for patients with an advanced form of colorectal cancer who are no longer responding to other therapies. “The past decade has brought a new understanding around colorectal cancer, in how we can both detect and treat this often devastating disease,” said Richard ...

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Bowel cancer breakthrough as scientists find there are FOUR distinct types of the disease – paving the way for better treatment

Study: 87 per cent of cancers fell into one of four distinct groups Discovery may lead to doctors treating each type of disease differently Could also assist the development of more targeted drugs By ANNA HODGEKISS FOR MAILONLINE Breakthrough research has revealed bowel cancer can generally be classified as four distinct diseases – each with different characteristics Bowel cancer can ...

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Why is a Colonoscopy so important?

Cancerous cells can lurk in the bowel for a lengthy amount of time before exhibiting any symptoms. An early detection makes it easier to treat and provides a better chance of survival. Therefore, getting screened could be the difference between life and death. The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme has been running in England since July 2006. Men and women ...

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Cancer Drugs Face Axe In NHS Cost-Cutting Move

Charities warn the cuts – the second round this year – will deny patients access to life-extending treatment. 07:43, UK,Tuesday 01 September 2015 Play video “Life-Extending Cancer Drugs Axe” Video: Life-Extending Cancer Drugs Axe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share by email By Thomas Moore, Health And Science Correspondent A new round of cuts to NHS ...

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Molecule in bowel tumours linked to poorer survival

In collaboration with the Press Association Cancer Research UK state that US scientists have identified(link is external) a molecule whose levels in tumour tissue appear to be linked with poorer survival among bowel cancer patients. “It’s early days, but the findings could help doctors decide which drugs a patient should receive in the future” – Dr Kevin Myant, Cancer Research UK ...

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Just one steak a week can increase risk of bowel cancer, study finds

Scientists warn that just two portions a week increases the risk by almost a fifth Eating a lot of red and processed meat probably increases your risk of bowel (colorectal) cancer Photo: ALAMY Eating just one steak a week increases the risk of bowel cancer by more than two-fifths, it has been claimed. Scientists from Oxford University said that eating four ...

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Study: Fixing a single gene turns Bowel cancer cells into normal cells

Before (cancerous) and after (normal). (Kevin P. O’Rourke) WRITTEN BY Akshat Rathi Cancer is caused by genetic mutations that force normal cells to grow abnormally. Often, however, these mutations are too many to even think about stopping or fixing them. But what if the mutations responsible for causing the cancer were only in a single gene? A new study shows, at ...

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Colorectal Cancer Striking Younger People More Often

Doctors are seeing more cases of colorectal cancer before the age of 50, the recommended age for screenings to begin. Colon and rectal cancers are often conditions doctors focus on with patients over the age of 50, but recent trends show an uptick in those cancers among people as young as their 20s. Experts say the increase in diagnoses is ...

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