Cancer / Oncology Colorectal Cancer

How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive?

Scientists have identified a molecular mechanism through which an oral bacterium accelerates colorectal cancer growth. An oral bacterium with links to tooth decay may speed up the growth of colorectal cancer. Tests have shown that around a third of people who develop colorectal cancer also have the bacterium, which has the name Fusobacterium nucleatum. Their […]

Colorectal Cancer

Colon cancer: Could exercise halt tumor growth?

New research, appearing in the Journal of Physiology, suggests that short bursts of intense, physical activity may reduce the growth of colorectal tumor cells. Could short bursts of high-intensity exercise immediately reduce the growth of colorectal cancer cells? According to the American Cancer Society, doctors will diagnose more than 100,000 new cases of colon cancer […]

Cancer / Oncology Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

Scientists have identified several cannabinoid compounds that could potentially treat colorectal cancer. Cannabis compounds may help in the fight against colorectal cancer. A team at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey tested hundreds of cannabinoids on various types of human colorectal cancer cells in the laboratory. Of these, 10 synthetic cannabinoids showed the […]