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Colons

 

(1) In ancient Rome, a category of small tenant landholders.

(2) In Western Europe in the Middle Ages, one of the categories of serfs.

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will be a non-invasive, low-cost, convenient tool which will allow more people to benefit from early colon cancer screening.
Alternative tests look for cancer-causing mutations in the DNA of cells shed from the colon and rectum into feces.
Cell Pathways is currently conducting Phase III clinical trials of FGN-1 for the prevention of precancerous colon polyps in patients with adenomatous polyposis coli (APC), a disease where patients form large numbers of colon polyps and face a high risk of colon cancer at an early age.
It's very clear that people who eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and don't eat a lot of fat, especially animal fat, have a lower risk of colon cancer," says physician John Baron of Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire.
The cause of ulcerative colitis is not known, and so far there is no cure, except through surgical removal of the colon.
Considering the fact that all of these patients would have lost their colon in surgery, we believe a 55 percent response rate is a significant breakthrough in the treatment of ulcerative colitis," Lichtiger said at this week's Digestive Disease Week meeting in Washington, D.
The colon marks a site of recursion: the instant that the wave hits and then goes back.
Steering the probe through the twists and folds of the colon was difficult.
The important part after the colon may be an example, a quotation, or a list.
Cancers on opposite ends of the colon are genetically distinct, researchers from Denmark and Finland have found.
Future studies following up on this finding may lead to more accurate and earlier diagnosis of patients at risk of developing colon cancer.