Patients with colorectal cancer whose primary tumor is situated on the left side of the colon survive significantly longer than patients whose cancer starts on the right side, says new research to be presented at a meeting next month. Read more
The study, published in Gut, contributes to a growing body of research by identifying an association between vitamin D and how the immune system responds to cancer cells among a large human population sample for the first time.
The researchers behind the study – from St George’s, University of London in the UK – write about their findings in the journal EBioMedicine. Read more
Sometimes a full-on assault isn’t the best approach when dealing with a powerful enemy. A more effective approach, in the long run, may be to target the support system replenishing the supplies that keep your foe strong and ready for battle. Read more
A non-invasive test that includes detection of the genetic abnormalities related to cancer could significantly improve the effectiveness of colon cancer screening, according to research published by a team of scientists including David Ransohoff, MD, professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member. The large-scale, cross-sectional study was published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine. Read more