New genetic drug target for treatment resistant colorectal cancer

Targeting a specific cancer survival gene in colorectal cancer could lead to new treatment options for advanced disease, new research suggests. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, in collaboration with the Candiolo Cancer Institute in Italy and the Netherlands Cancer Institute, used state-of-the-art patient derived organoid models to gather information […]

Consumption of ultra-processed foods and drinks could raise colorectal cancer risk

Consumption of ultra-processed foods and drink could increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer. This was the conclusion of a large study undertaken by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation, based on questionnaires about food behaviors completed by around 8,000 people […]

World’s first colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection using flexible endoscopic robotic system

Compared to minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) represents an advanced, less-invasive endoscopic treatment for early gastrointestinal cancer. ESD has significant advantages as an organ preservation surgical treatment, but it is technically challenging with substantial risk of perforation and bleeding. The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of […]