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The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy

These comprise a small group of passive stem cells -quiescent- that are activated when needed and have the capacity to produce any kind of intestinal cell. Quiescent cells are relevant for tissue regeneration and for participation in tumor development. After … Continue reading

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Longer colonoscopies linked to lower cancer rate

If a colonoscopy seems like the type of thing you’d like to get done with quickly, think again. Research by a Veterans Affairs team has confirmed that longer-lasting colonoscopies are associated with lower cancer rates.The findings appear online in the journal Gastroenterology. … Continue reading

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Toxic mushroom-based drug may help battle colorectal cancer

For some time, cancer scientists have considered the toxin, alpha-amanatin derived from “death cap” mushrooms, as a possible cancer treatment. However, due to its penchant for causing liver toxicity, its potential as an effective therapy has been limited. Researchers at … Continue reading

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Grape seed promise in fight against bowel cancer

University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that grape seed can aid the effectiveness of chemotherapy in killing colon cancer cells as well as reducing the chemotherapy’s side effects. Published in the prestigious journal PLOS ONE, the researchers … Continue reading

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