Tag: Bowel Cancer

Gut Bacteria May Increase Bowel Cancer Risk

London: Researchers have found that people with a certain type of bacteria in their gut may be at a greater risk of developing bowel cancer. The gut microbiome is the collection of fungi, bacteria and viruses within our gut. There is an increasing evidence that the make-up of the microbiome plays a role in human […]

3-drug combo improves survival period for bowel cancer patients

London: A targeted three-drug combination therapy resulted in median overall survival of nine months for patients with advanced bowel cancer compared to 5.4 months for current standard-of-care treatment, showed the results of a phase-3 clinical trial. The data suggested that the three-drug combination, encorafenib, binimetinib and cetuximab, should replace chemotherapy for patients with metastatic colorectal […]

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Singapore: Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, after lung and prostate cancer. Although the 5-year survival rates for earlier stages of this cancer are relatively good, […]