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Improved survival for inoperative liver cancer through a combined therapy

Patients that have inoperable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may live significantly longer by receiving a combined therapy, according to recent trial results.

For colorectal adenomas, biennial screening increases diagnosis rates

For colorectal adenomas, biennial screening increases diagnosis rates

Screening patients biennially for colorectal cancer increased the rate of diagnosis of high-risk polyps by 89%.

Shorter individuals twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer

Shorter individuals twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer

Taller individuals are less likely to develop Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer.

For patients with bowel cancer, screening may extend survival despite late stage diagnosis

For patients with bowel cancer, screening may extend survival despite late stage diagnosis

Patients with late stage bowel cancer who are diagnosed through screening may have a better prognosis.

High fat diet linked to increased risk of bowel cancers

High fat diet linked to increased risk of bowel cancers

A team of researchers has found that gut bacteria associated with high fat diets cause an increased risk of bowel cancer.

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