People with MS may not be at higher risk of colorectal cancers

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may not be at higher risk of developing two of the three cancers that occur most commonly in people with MS, breast and colorectal cancer, than people who do not have the disease, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, the study did find that people with MS had a higher incidence of bladder cancer.

Vitamin D regulates calcium in distal segments of the intestine

Researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have reported Vitamin D regulates calcium in a section of the intestine that previously was thought not to have played a key role. The findings have important implications on how bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, may disrupt calcium regulation.

Therapeutic PD-1 cancer vaccine shown to be safe and effective in CRC animal study

A study led by researchers at The Ohio State University (OSU) Comprehensive Cancer Center, Arthur G James Cancer Hospital and Richard J Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC—James) have described a potential therapeutic anticancer vaccine that frees suppressed cancer-killing immune cells, enabling them to attack and destroy a tumour.