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Imbalance of gut bacteria linked to bowel cancer

New research suggests that a bacterium commonly found in the gut may, under particular conditions, release a toxin that triggers mutations in the cells found in the lining of the gut and this can lead to bowel cancer.

Breakthrough in battling bowel cancer

Belfast - Researchers from Northern Ireland have adopted a genomic approach to understanding bowel (colorectal) cancer. The aim is to develop a process to improve prognosis, which could aid patients.

Antibiotics are a potential link to bowel cancer precursor

A new study has found that people who take antibiotics over long time are more at risk of developing growths on the bowel that could be a precursor to cancer.

Terminally ill cancer patient married girlfriend in hospital room

Kent - It's a bittersweet moment when a 22-year-old girlfriend marries her 23-year-old boyfriend, while he is laying on his hospital bed after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

New marker for bowel cancer

A new discovery could play an important role in establishing which bowel cancer patients are most likely to require chemotherapy.

Simple breath test to detect bowel cancer

Scientists have developed a simple breath analysis test that has the potential for the screening and diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

Op-Ed: Can you trust your doctor?

Last night, a Channel 4 TV 'Dispatches' documentary asked this question; for some people, the answer is a quite shocking no.

Musical tie lands UK politician in hot water

A British Member of Parliament has apologized after his novelty musical tie began playing during a House of Commons debate.

Bowel Cancer Stem Cell Discovery

Scientists have identified the rogue stem cells in the intestines that cause bowel cancer. That discovery should make it possible to find this type of cancer in the earliest stages when a cure is most possible.

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