Professor URLs for April 18 2018



Link between obesity, increased risk of colorectal cancer revealed
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 05:48 AM PST
The culprit for the link between obesity and colorectal cancer is excess calories, say scientists, but risk can be reversed through lifestyle modification or, potentially, use of an approved drug, a new report suggests

Colonoscopy Complications Occur at Surprisingly High Rate

Approaching 2% within a week of 'scoping


Study finds mechanism by which obesity promotes pancreatic and breast cancer
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 10:05 AM PST
Investigators may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of obesity to promote cancer progression. The study focused on the effects of obesity on pancreatic and breast cancer, since more than half of those diagnosed with such tumors are overweight or obese.


Enzyme key to link between age-related inflammation and cancer
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 08:09 AM PST
For the first time, researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression -- and also an oncogene when mutated -- is critical for the expression of numerous inflammatory compounds that have been implicated in age-related increases in cancer and tissue degeneration. Inhibitors of the enzyme are being developed as a new anti-cancer target.


Pancreatic cancer is four diseases, each with new treatment possibilities
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 12:08 PM PST
A study on the genetics of pancreatic cancer reveals that it is actually four separate diseases, with different genetic triggers and survival rates, paving the way for more accurate diagnoses and treatments.


Cancer expert says public health, prevention measures are key to defeating cancer
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 11:59 AM PST
Is investment in research to develop new treatments the best approach to controlling cancer? Many people believe that the time is right for another big push to defeat cancer, including President Obama, who called for a major cancer-fighting campaign in his final State of the Union address. But in a new paper, this kind of effort will never cure cancer without public health and prevention.