Study finds known lung cancer oncogenes ALK and ROS1 also drive colorectal cancer
December 17, 2013 · Comments Off
Study shows that shows that ALK and ROS1 gene rearrangements known to drive subsets of lung cancer are also present in some colorectal cancers. These results imply that drugs used to target ALK and ROS1 in lung cancer may also have applications in this subset of colorectal cancer patients.
Researchers detail possible resistance mechanisms of colorectal cancer to bevacizumab (Avastin)
October 28, 2013 · Comments Off
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal PLoS One shows that, like overflowing a dam, colorectal cancer may resist the drug bevacizumab (Avastin), by switching dependence from the main flow of VEGF-A to the "tributaries" of related growth factors including VEGF-C, VEGF-D and placental growth factor.
CU Cancer Center Study: Young patients with metastatic colorectal cancer at higher risk
September 30, 2013 · Comments Off
AURORA, Colo. – Younger patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of...
Wait times up 78 percent at VA for colorectal cancer procedures
August 26, 2013 · Comments Off
A study published in the August print issue of the Journal of Oncology Practice shows that from 1998-2008, wait times for colorectal cancer operations at Veterans Administration hospitals increased from 19 to 32 days. But researchers think longer waits may be a reflection of several unmeasured variables including more careful care, staffing, and patient conditions or preferences.
AACR News: XL-184 (Cabozantinib) goes 12-for-12 in colorectal cancer explants
April 8, 2013 · Comments Off
The novel c-MET and VEGFR2 inhibitor, XL-184 (Cabozantinib), resulted in a significant decrease in tumor growth in 12 out of 12 colorectal cancer (CRC) patient-derived explants, with 8 of the explants exhibiting stable disease. The results of this preclinical work are presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013.
Study revises colorectal cancer risk down and other cancer risks up for women with Lynch Syndrome
February 26, 2013 · Comments Off
A cooperative study that included the University of Colorado Cancer Center, published in this month's issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, revises the risk of colorectal cancer down but other cancers up for women with Lynch Syndrome who have had endometrial cancer.
A diet of resistant starch helps the body resist colorectal cancer
February 19, 2013 · Comments Off
A University of Colorado Cancer Center review published in this month's issue of the journal Current Opinion in Gastroenterology shows that resistant starch helps the body resist colorectal cancer through mechanisms including killing pre-cancerous cells and reducing inflammation that can otherwise promote cancer.
As colorectal cancer gets more aggressive, treatment with grape seed extract is even more effective
January 16, 2013 · Comments Off
This study shows that many of the same mutations that allow colorectal cancer cells to metastasize and survive traditional therapies make them especially sensitive to treatment with GSE," says Molly Derry, doctoral candidate in the lab of Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, investigator at the CU Cancer Center and professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Bitter melon juice prevents pancreatic cancer in mouse models
December 5, 2012
NTRK1: a new oncogene and target in lung cancer
December 5, 2012
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