Cancer early detection – genetic testing

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Download from iTunes: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer are the most common cancer types that are tested for inherited mutations. Banu Arun, M.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology; Karen Lu, M.D., professor and chair of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine; and Nancy You, M.D., assistant professor of Surgical Oncology; all part of MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Clinical Cancer Genetics...

The effects of perioperative probiotic treatment on serum zonulin concentration and subsequent postoperative infectious complications after colorectal cancer surgery: a double-center and double-blind randomized clinical trial

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Background: Zonulin is a newly discovered protein that has an important role in the regulation of intestinal permeability. Our previous study showed that probiotics can decrease the rate of infectious complications in patients undergoing colectomy for colorectal cancer. Objective: The objective was to determine the effects of the perioperative administration of probiotics on serum zonulin concentrationsand the subsequent effect on postoperative infectious complications in patients...
Authors: Zhi-Hua Liu, Mei-Jin Huang, Xing-Wei Zhang, Lei Wang, Nan-Qi Huang, Hui Peng, Pin Lan, Jun-Sheng Peng, Zhen Yang, Yang Xia, Wei-Jie Liu, Jun Yang, Huan-Long Qin, Jian-Ping Wang

An RNA Aptamer That Binds Carcinoembryonic Antigen Inhibits Hepatic Metastasis of Colon Cancer Cells in Mice

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Dr. Lee discusses his manuscript, "An RNA Aptamer That Binds Carcinoembryonic Antigen Inhibits Hepatic Metastasis of Colon Cancer Cells in Mice." To view the print version of this abstract go to

The American College of Physicians Issues New Guidance Statement for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a new guidance statement in the March 6 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine to encourage adults to get screened for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States. ACP recommends that physicians perform an individualized assessment of risk for colorectal cancer in all adults. Physicians should screen for colorectal cancer in average risk adults starting at...