colorectal cancer

04/18/2014 - 09:09

A new gene variant present in about one third of people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer associated with eating processed meat. The study of over 9000 colorectal cancer patients compared with over 9000 control subjects suggests that a genetic variant called rs4143094 is significantly associated with processed meat consumption. These are the main findings of a study published on 17th April 2014 in the journal PLoS Genetics. The study is from a multinational team of collaborating laboratories.


03/10/2014 - 10:08

Nutritional recommendations in European countries including the UK, France and the Nordic countries specify limiting consumption of red and processed meat and switching to lean meat. These recommendations are largely based on concerns that consumption of red and processed meat is associated with cancer, in particular colorectal cancer.


02/27/2014 - 09:18

Screening for colorectal cancer based on age alone may contribute to both underuse and overuse of the tests among older patients, according to a study by investigators at the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research.


10/24/2013 - 10:26

A common genetic variant that affects 1 in 3 people significantly increases the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of red meat and processed meat, according to a study presented today at the annual American Society of Human Genetics 2013 meeting, the largest gathering of human geneticists in the world.


07/31/2013 - 14:05

MIT researchers have developed a new endoscopy technology that could make it easier for doctors to detect precancerous lesions in the colon. Early detection of such lesions has been shown to reduce death rates from colorectal cancer, which kills about 50,000 people per year in the United States.


06/10/2013 - 06:55

A new study has found that women can be screened for colorectal cancer at least five to 10 years later than men when undergoing an initial “virtual colonoscopy.” Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help establish guidelines for the use of this screening technique, which is less invasive than a traditional colonoscopy.