Tag Archives: colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer and enteric neurons: Should tumors be nervous?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most frequent types of cancer in the world and is associated with a high mortality rate with over 700.000 deaths per year. Throughout the past decades, the development of CRC

Lower TSH and higher free thyroxine predict incidence of prostate but not other common cancers

The pituitary gland signals production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland through secretion of thyrotropin (TSH). There are two types of thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland. These include thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodothyroinine (T3). These

DNA methylation markers in colorectal cancer state-of-the-art

Colorectal is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. There were over 1.3 million new colorectal cancer cases worldwide, of which approximately 50% died as a result of the disease in 2012. Like all cancers, CRC

Colorectal anastomotic leakage: an ongoing mystery

Whenever people are diagnosed with an intestinal disease such as Crohn, Colitis or colorectal cancer, they might need to undergo surgery to remove the affected part of the intestine. During such surgery, the remaining parts of the

Treatments for peritoneal metastases for colorectal cancer

In a recent attempt to initiate a uniform standard of care for peritoneal metastases from colorectal cancer around the globe, the Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group International (PSOGI), at their biennial meeting, formulated international recommendations for the management

From palliative to curative treatment – a case of stage IV mucinous colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world and in Sweden, next to breast cancer and prostate cancer. In Sweden, more than 6,000 people are diagnosed with CRC and around 2800 people die

A new approach in laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery

Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer has been increasingly performed worldwide because it is less invasive and has superior cosmesis with good surgical outcomes. However, laparoscopic surgery is sometimes excluded as an option for some patients with colorectal

A novel method of stool DNA analysis for colorectal cancer diagnosis

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most frequent malignant diseases worldwide, with a high rate of mortality. The detection of precancerous and early-stage CRC is central to improve prognosis and the survival rate of patients. Currently,