Genes of colon cancer recurrence differs among blacks, whites and Asians

The genetic makeup of colon cancer tumors and survival rates for patients with the disease differ by race, according to a study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, published in theĀ Journal of the National Cancer Institute. "These findings put the issue of race more prominently on the radar of investigators that cancer biology … Continue reading Genes of colon cancer recurrence differs among blacks, whites and Asians

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New colon cancer culprit found in gut microbiome

Changes in the gut bacteria of colon cancer patients indicate that some virulent bacteria could be linked to the progression of the disease, according to research published in the open access journalĀ Genome Medicine. The findings could eventually be used to identify a virulence signature in these cancers and help doctors predict how bacterial changes in … Continue reading New colon cancer culprit found in gut microbiome

Study sheds light on racial disparity in colon cancer

African-Americans half as likely to have genetic marker linked to better survival African-Americans with colon cancer are half as likely as Caucasian patients to have a type of colon cancer that is linked to better outcomes. The finding may provide insight into why African-Americans are more likely to die of colon cancer than Caucasians with … Continue reading Study sheds light on racial disparity in colon cancer