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03/10/2019 - Gut microbiome clue to radiotherapy side-effects
Analysing gut bacteria can help identify patients at risk of suffering side-effects to the digestive system following radiotherapy, British researchers reported today. More

29/08/2019 - Antibiotic link to arthritis
Taking antibiotics may lead to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study. More

13/08/2019 - C.difficile becoming two species
Clostridium difficile is evolving into two distinct species – and one is "highly adapted" to spreading in hospitals, researchers warn today. More

09/07/2019 - Immunotherapy hope for bowel cancer patients
Immunotherapy could benefit people who have stopped responding to a bowel cancer drug, according to a major new study. More

08/07/2019 - Combination therapy improves advanced bowel cancer survival rates
A combination of targeted therapies can improve survival in patients with advanced bowel cancer and should replace chemotherapy, new data has revealed. More

01/07/2019 - Ulcerative colitis two diseases
Genetic analysis has enabled doctors to divide ulcerative colitis into two types of disease, which respond differently to drugs, it has been announced. More

22/05/2019 - New gene test for bowel cancer subtype
A test has been unveiled that enables clinicians making a diagnosis of bowel cancer to identify which of five sub-types is involved. More

25/03/2019 - Drug that could tackle bowel cancer drug-resistance
British scientists have identified a third drug that could help tackle resistance to treatment when bowel cancer is treated with the latest therapies, it was announced today. More

03/01/2019 - Cancer breath test project launched
Ambitious plans to develop a single breath test for multiple cancers were announced today. More

28/11/2018 - Colorectal cancer treatment delayed for up to a year
Some patients with colorectal cancer do not begin treatment until a year after they first notice symptoms, researchers warn today. More

20/11/2018 - Common substances may reduce bowel polyp risk
Both aspirin and fish oil can improve the prospects for people at high risk of developing bowel cancer, according to the findings of a major UK study published today. More

15/11/2018 - Drug combination for neuroblastoma?
A new drug combination has shown “highly significant” results in laboratory tests on neuroblastoma, a European conference will hear today. More

14/11/2018 - HER2 cancers respond well to new drug
People with cancers of the oesophagus, stomach and colon have experienced positive results from a new anti-HER2 drug, a European conference is being told today. More

01/11/2018 - Appendix a source of Parkinson's?
People who have undergone appendectomy as children face a reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to the findings of a major study in Sweden. More

31/10/2018 - Obesity link to early antibiotics
Children who are given antibiotics and antacids in early life may face an increased risk of becoming obese, researchers warn today. More

25/10/2018 - Antibiotics, the 'avoidable trigger' for bowel disease
A high fibre diet should be followed when taking antibiotics because the drugs can predispose the gut to avoidable infections that trigger bowel disease in mice. More

06/08/2018 - New stem cell trial for Crohn's patients
A new UK trial is to test the use of stem cell transplants to grow new immune systems for people with untreatable Crohn’s disease, was announced today. More

17/07/2018 - Bowel screening may reveal other diseases
The UK screening programme for bowel cancer may be identifying people at risk from a range of other diseases, researchers say today. More

01/06/2018 - Antifungal drug could halt dormant bowel cancer cells
A treatment used for toenail problems could be used to help eliminate dormant cells within bowel tumours, new research has unveiled. More

22/05/2018 - Link between IBD and Parkinson's
People with inflammatory bowel disease face an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, Danish researchers report today. More

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