colon cancer Archives

Mountain Vista hosts colon cancer seminar

Health Screenings 101

According to Gregory Moore, a retired 65-year-old who lives in Tempe, a colonoscopy saved his life. “I was just going about my everyday routine; I had no idea that I had cancer,” said Moore. “My first colonoscopy revealed several polyps, and I was told that one of them was malignant. That’s when the fear set… Read More →

UA Shows Curcumin Effect on Colon Cancer


A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metastasis to other organs in the body. Colon cancer… Read More →

Cutting Your Cancer Risk


Picture yourself in a room of 20 people. Of these 20 people, one will develop colorectal cancer in his/her lifetime. “Colon cancer is among the most common cancers diagnosed in this country, with more than 100,000 new cases each year,” said Dr. Murali Murty of Arizona Center for Cancer Care in Scottsdale. “What’s more, it… Read More →