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colon cancer Archives

Study explores protein’s role in inflammation-associated cancer

Jul. 23, 2015—An antioxidant protein may protect against colon cancer that develops in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting new strategies for reducing colon cancer risk in these patients.

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Gene profile predicts metastasis

Feb. 9, 2015—A specific gene expression profile represents a novel, biologically relevant “signature” for identifying colon cancers with high risk of metastatic recurrence, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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Tumor factor spurs blood vessel growth

Aug. 26, 2013—A newly identified factor regulates blood vessel growth in colorectal tumors and could be a promising target for cancer therapies.

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‘Undy’ event to raise colon cancer funds, awareness

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt will add a new race event, the 2013 Nashville Undy 5000, to the list of affiliated events for the upcoming fall season.

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Plant compound stops colon cancer cells

Mar. 29, 2013—Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be useful in colon cancer therapy.

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Dress in Blue Day to raise colon cancer awareness

Feb. 21, 2013—“Nashville Elvis” will be in the building at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, Friday, March 1, to celebrate colon cancer awareness.

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An orphan enzyme’s purpose

Oct. 4, 2012—“Orphan” enzyme may play role in cancer growth, new research suggests.

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VICC adds colon cancer to gene mutation testing

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has initiated tumor mutation testing for a limited number of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Colon cancer’s cellular crossroads

Mar. 16, 2012—New information about signaling pathways involved in colorectal cancer could aid in assessing prognosis and identifying new therapeutic targets for the disease.

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Pathway to colon cancer progression

Dec. 1, 2011—Molecular players involved in colon cancer progression could provide new biomarkers to indicate invasiveness and prognosis.

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Heart protein may be target for colon cancer therapies

Oct. 7, 2011—A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression.

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Enzyme protects against inflamed colon

Mar. 7, 2011—Increasing an enzyme required for a type of colon tissue may help dampen inflammation, a known risk factor for colon cancer.

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