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Tag Archives: cancer risk
Does Thiopurine Therapy Increase Cancer Risk?
Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) have a 4-fold increase in risk of lymphoma during treatment with thiopurines, compared to UC patients who have not been treated with these drugs, according to a nationwide cohort study in the November issue of … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged 6-mercaptopurine, azathioprine, cancer risk, colitis, DNA, EBV, IBD, immunosuppressant, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, lymphoma, purine, thiopurine Leave a comment
Overall Diet, Rather than Specific Foods, Affect Risk for Esophageal Cancer
A Mediterranean diet and overall healthy eating, rather than a particular group of foods or nutrients, reduce the risk for esophageal cancers—particularly esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), according to the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Although diet has … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged anti-oxidant, cancer risk, diet, esophageal cancer, fish, foods, healthy eating, Mediterranean, nutrients, risk factors, Stomach Cancer, wine 2 Comments
How Does Aspirin Prevent Cancer?
Aspirin blocks proliferation of colorectal cancer cells and causes them to self destruct by inhibiting the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), according to the June issue of Gastroenterology. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that has been shown in many … Continue reading
Abdominal CT Radiation Risk
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal disorders can be exposed to high levels of radiation—mostly from abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans—reports the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Access to high-quality facilities and technologic advances have … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged cancer risk, Crohn's Disease, exposure, intestine, nuclear, radiation, radiologist, radiology, Tumor, Ulcerative Colitis 1 Comment
Does Celiac Disease Increase the Risk of GI Cancer?
People with celiac disease do not have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, according to a large population-based study from Peter Elfström et al. in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Celiac disease has been associated … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged cancer risk, celiac, diet, Epidemiology, gluten, intestinal inflammation, Screening, Tumor 2 Comments
Who Will Develop Colorectal Cancer at a Young Age?
A screen for mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes could be used to identify young people at risk for colorectal cancer, report Paul Limburg et al. in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. It is a challenge to … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged cancer risk, Colon Cancer, DNA mismatch repair genes, early-onset, Genetics, mutant, risk, susceptibility Leave a comment