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Despite Progress, Colorectal Cancer Claims Thousands of Black Lives

By Dr. Patricia Maryland (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Few diseases cause as much pain and suffering as cancer. While survivors, activists, policymakers and healthcare professionals have been successful in raising awareness for some types of cancer, others are not as high profile. Among them: colorectal Read More

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Mouth Bacteria May Trigger Bowel Cancer

[BBC] Researchers say they have uncovered how bacteria may set off a chain reaction leading to bowel cancer. Fusobacteria, commonly found in the mouth, cause overactive immune responses and turn on cancer growth genes, two US studies reveal. The microbes had been linked with colorectal Read More