Tag Archives: Cancer

Mouth microbes and colorectal cancer

by Leigh MacMillan (AdobeStock) Chronic inflammation and periodontal disease caused by certain microbial species in the mouth — part of the oral microbiome — have been suggested to play a role in colorectal cancer development. Yaohua Yang, PhD, Jirong Long, PhD, and colleagues investigated the association of the oral microbiome with colorectal cancer risk among participants… Read More »

Lynparza stalls pancreatic cancer in patients with BRCA mutations: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) – AstraZeneca and Merck & Co’s Lynparza helped patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who carry BRCA gene mutations go nearly twice as long without their disease worsening than those who received a placebo, according to data from a late-stage clinical trial presented on Sunday. BRCA mutations are typically linked with breast and ovarian… Read More »

Alex Trebek ‘doing well’ with cancer but treatment leaves him with bouts of ‘deep, deep sadness’

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek says his cancer indicators have gone down — but his well-being hasn’t necessarily improved accordingly. “My oncologist says I’m doing well even though I don’t always feel it,” Trebek said Wednesday on Good Morning America, joking that he has discovered he is “a big wuss.” Trebek, who was diagnosed this year… Read More »