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Dogs detect colon cancer

Peter Griffin posted in on February 2nd, 2011.

Research published in Gut has shown that dogs are able to detect colon cancer from stool or breath samples, even when the disease is in its early stages. The findings suggest that cancerous cells release specific chemicals, for which highly sensitive, non-ininvasive screening tests could be devised. Dogs are also able to detect a number […]

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3 News/NZPA: Cancer a ‘rich man’s disease’, says professor

Peter Griffin posted in on April 21st, 2010.

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, one of the country’s preeminent scientists, is battling incurable colon cancer, and is paying for at least some of the treatment privately. While the scientist is not critical of government funding of cancer drugs, he says fighting it is easier if one is wealthy. An excerpt: (read in full here) “He […]

NBR: Protein breakthrough in fight against colon cancer

Peter Griffin posted in on March 11th, 2010.

The NBR reports on the discovery by Chinese researchers of two molecules which could be important in the fight against the metastasis of colon cancer. The molecules could be used to test whether colon cancer has metastasized – spread to other parts of the body – and could as a result potentially save lives. An […]

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