Why? How? What if? Students and faculty throughout the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona take on a wide variety of subjects in their quest for answers to medical mysteries that vex mankind. One of those stories is below. For more, visit the AHSC Office of Public Affairs Newsroom and click on Research Matters.
Stopping the Cancer
Colon cancer, the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, which claims tens of thousands of lives in the United States each year, starts with intestinal growths, or polyps on the lining of the colon. In a recent clinical trial, the Arizona Cancer Center's Eugene Gerner, PhD, and other researchers found that a two-drug therapy reduced the risk of recurrent colorectal polyps by as much as 95 percent. Stopping the polyps could mean stopping the cancer. Read more