colorectal cancer Archives
Colon cancer researchers awarded NCI grant for study of early lesions
Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are studying precancerous lesions and early cancers in the colon, with the goal of developing new ways to prevent colorectal cancer, the nation’s second leading cancer killer.
Patients had ‘significant and clinically meaningful improvement’ in survival in fruquintinib clinical trial
Sep. 13, 2022—Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had not responded to other treatments had “significant and clinically meaningful improvement” in overall survival when treated with the oral targeted therapy fruquintinib.
Trial for colorectal cancer drug reaches primary endpoint
Aug. 17, 2022—A new therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer that has been granted fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has met its primary endpoint of overall survival in a phase 3 clinical trial.
C. difficile may contribute to colorectal cancer: study
Jul. 28, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that the bacterium Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) may be a previously unrecognized contributor to colorectal cancer.
Researchers find potential new target against colorectal cancer
Jul. 21, 2022—by Bill Snyder Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered a potential new target in the fight against colorectal cancer, the nation’s third most common malignancy and, next to lung cancer, the second leading cancer killer. This month in the journal Gastroenterology, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, Anna Means, PhD, and colleagues report that a...
Probing the tumor microenvironment
Jul. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers used single-cell sequencing, imaging, and computational approaches to characterize the colonic tumor microenvironment, providing important insights to the components that play roles in colorectal tumor pathogenesis.
Choi, Short receive AGA Research Foundation Awards
Jun. 2, 2022—Two Vanderbilt researchers have received awards from the AGA Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Gastroenterological Association.
Martin shares colorectal cancer story, urges early detection
Mar. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital's Lori Martin uses her own experiences to educate patients about the importance of early detection of colorectal cancer.
Diet and colorectal cancer risk
Feb. 14, 2022—Higher dietary intake of antioxidant compounds found in fruits, vegetables, teas and spices was associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer, and intake was lower among Black participants, potentially contributing to colorectal cancer health disparities.
Comprehensive framework outlined for addressing early-onset colorectal cancer research
Jan. 25, 2022—New research from Vanderbilt sets a comprehensive framework for addressing research challenges and patient needs for people under 50 with colorectal cancer.
Study sets framework for precision surveillance of colorectal cancer
Dec. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt research has revealed some of the mechanisms by which polyps develop into colorectal cancer, setting the framework for improved surveillance for the cancer utilizing precision medicine.
CRISPR screen identifies new anti-inflammatory drug target
Nov. 11, 2021—A novel CRISPR screen developed by Vanderbilt researchers identified a promising new target for anti-inflammatory therapeutics.