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04
Aug
2015
Scientists in the UK have discovered that small amounts of purified resveratrol, a naturally occurring antioxidant found in grape skins and berries, could reduce tumour growth by half.
 
Researchers have long considered the anti-cancer properties of resveratrol, but this is the first time a study has proven that lower rather than higher doses of the chemical are more effective in reducing bowel cancer risk.
31
Jul
2015
Bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women - claiming the lives of over 1,700 wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, nieces and girlfriends in Australia every year.
 
It is projected that more than 20,000 women will die from bowel cancer over the next ten years.
 
That's why this September we're launching a new awareness and fundraising campaign dedicated to Aussie women.
30
Jul
2015
 
Colonoscopy is a safe and effective medical procedure that's proven to saves lives. Used for routine cancer screening, it can help identify colon tumors in their early stages. In addition, it is a key non-surgical imaging technique that allows doctors to spot ulcers, polyps or bleeding inside the large intestines of their patients safely, avoiding complications that an exploratory surgery might induce.
 
29
Jul
2015
 
Capsule colonoscopy is a minimally invasive imaging method. We measured the accuracy of this technology in detecting polyps 6 mm or larger in an average risk screening population. 
28
Jul
2015
 
Scientists believe they may have discovered why eating red meat is linked to higher chances of bowel cancer. The pigment that gives a steak or mince its distinctive red colour is to blame, they suggest. Haem – the part of the blood's haemoglobin that binds in oxygen to allow it to be transported around the body – is found in much higher quantities in red meat than in white meat. It contains iron, which produces the red colour.
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