Small cancer drug trial sees tumors disappear in 100 percent of patients
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(Kim Bellware/ The Washington Post) — A small drug trial is having a seismic impact in the world of oncology: After six months of an experimental treatment, tumors vanished in all 14 patients diagnosed with early stage rectal cancer who completed the study by the time it was published.

Researchers in the field of colorectal

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Colorectal cancer striking more and more women and young people: study
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(The Canadian Press/ CTV News) — The incidence of colorectal cancer has been rising in people under the age of 45 for the past 30 years, according to a report released during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Experts are at a loss to explain the increase, but diet, inflammation and the microbiome, or a combination of all   …

Blood-pressure drugs could improve colorectal cancer survival, study suggests
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(Science Daily) — After reviewing outcomes of almost 14,000 patients with colorectal cancer, researchers determined that ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers and thiazide diuretics were all associated with decreased mortality. They also found that patients who took their blood-pressure drugs consistently were less   …