Most tumors are made up of many different kinds of cancer cells, as shown in this pancreatic cancer sample from a mouse.
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There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating cancer. Understanding how cancer cells evolve could help researchers develop more effective drugs.
Turning 50 can be the time of your life – but it also means adapting to new challenges.
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Middle age means staying a step ahead on both the medical and financial fronts.
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death. But by finding polyps early on, colonoscopies can detect and prevent the cancer.
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Don’t be confused by recent media reports – colonoscopies are still the best way to detect and prevent colon cancer.
Creating a safe space for patients to ask questions and provide fully informed consent could help increase clinical trial recruitment.
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Overcoming the access barriers and biases that underrepresented and underserved communities face could not only improve research participation but also improve care.
A man holds a photograph of Chadwick Boseman, who died from colon cancer at age 43.
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Screening for colorectal cancer should begin at 45, not 50. A colorectal cancer expert explains how that could save lives, and why the age was lowered.
A really important symptom to look out for is new rectal bleeding when you pass a bowel movement. But anyone can buy a home testing kit if they’re concerned.
An increase in colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 is troubling to doctors and often tragic for patients.
Colorectal cancer rates among older adults have been declining, but diagnoses in adults younger than 50 have increased. As Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month winds down, a researcher offers insight.
What trends might emerge when we map cancer incidence and mortality rates across Australia?
It’s clear that socioeconomic position has a strong influence on cancer incidence and mortality in Australia.
An ingredient in toothpaste and other personal care products may be harming the microbes in our gut and leaving us vulnerable to disease.
Triclosan is found in thousands of personal care products from toothpaste to soap. New research links it to inflammation and cancer in the gut in mice, by disrupting their microbiome.
This body map brings together evidence on proven cancer causes. Using credible, scientific sources it answers questions about whether alcohol, red meat or sun exposure increase your cancer risk.
Some recommendations are straightforward: more fruit and veg, less alcohol and meat. But for calcium, it’s more complicated.
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Mistletoe could potentially provide an alternative or complementary treatment to chemotherapy for colon cancer. Research…