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Every year, about one million new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed worldwide. About 150,000 new cases are detected each year in the United States. Over a lifetime, about 1 in 19 people develop colon cancer and nearly 50,000 people are expected to die from it in the U.S. this year. According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., accounting for about 10 percent of all cancer deaths.
Gene critical for tumor progression also encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, study shows

Gene critical for tumor progression also encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, study shows

Dietary soy-protein may be effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases

Dietary soy-protein may be effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases

Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

RCSI researchers discover that function of KCNQ1 gene is linked to survival of colon cancer patients

RCSI researchers discover that function of KCNQ1 gene is linked to survival of colon cancer patients

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

New study finds 30% drop in bowel cancer mortality rates

New study finds 30% drop in bowel cancer mortality rates

MIT engineers develop more sensitive approach to reveal ovarian tumors

MIT engineers develop more sensitive approach to reveal ovarian tumors

Number of HIV-positive cancer patients in the U.S. projected to decrease through 2030

Number of HIV-positive cancer patients in the U.S. projected to decrease through 2030

Discovery of new genes linked to  Erdheim-Chester disease provides hope for improving diagnoses

Discovery of new genes linked to  Erdheim-Chester disease provides hope for improving diagnoses

Fighting colorectal cancer

Fighting colorectal cancer

New tool aims to support GPs to identify serious bowel condition symptoms in patients below 50 years

New tool aims to support GPs to identify serious bowel condition symptoms in patients below 50 years

Colorectal cancer rates appear to be increasing among young adults

Colorectal cancer rates appear to be increasing among young adults

Early detection of colorectal cancer can save lives

Early detection of colorectal cancer can save lives

New analysis reveals high rate of colon cancer screening among dialysis patients

New analysis reveals high rate of colon cancer screening among dialysis patients

Researchers identify odorant troenan that can inhibit colorectal cancer growth

Researchers identify odorant troenan that can inhibit colorectal cancer growth

New genetic biomarker for colon cancer may lead to development of personalized treatment

New genetic biomarker for colon cancer may lead to development of personalized treatment

Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs

Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs

New video capsule system offers convenient alternative to standard colonoscopies

New video capsule system offers convenient alternative to standard colonoscopies

ASA encourages patients to take simple steps before surgery for safe outcomes

ASA encourages patients to take simple steps before surgery for safe outcomes

Targeting cancer stem cells may be effective way to prevent spread of squamous cell carcinoma

Targeting cancer stem cells may be effective way to prevent spread of squamous cell carcinoma