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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.
Human colon organoids fill gap in effectively modeling common GI diseases

Human colon organoids fill gap in effectively modeling common GI diseases

Simple blood test could improve treatment for many stage 2 colon cancer patients

Simple blood test could improve treatment for many stage 2 colon cancer patients

Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?

Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?

Grape-based compounds could pave way for new treatments to prevent colon cancer

Grape-based compounds could pave way for new treatments to prevent colon cancer

NSAIDs linked to longer survival for certain colorectal cancer patients

NSAIDs linked to longer survival for certain colorectal cancer patients

Study emphasizes importance of molecule in maintaining balanced immune system in the gut

Study emphasizes importance of molecule in maintaining balanced immune system in the gut

New treatment strategy may destroy difficult-to-treat brain tumors

New treatment strategy may destroy difficult-to-treat brain tumors

'Mismatch repair' genetic defects drive cancer patient's response to immunotherapy drugs

'Mismatch repair' genetic defects drive cancer patient's response to immunotherapy drugs

Scientists create 'immunoswitch' particles that slow cancer growth in test animals

Scientists create 'immunoswitch' particles that slow cancer growth in test animals

Study reveals cancer-fighting power of onions

Study reveals cancer-fighting power of onions

Study shows effectiveness of 3 months of chemotherapy in colon cancer patients after surgery

Study shows effectiveness of 3 months of chemotherapy in colon cancer patients after surgery

New targeted oral therapy results in durable responses across many kinds of cancer

New targeted oral therapy results in durable responses across many kinds of cancer

Study: Child's gut bacteria appears to be influenced by ethnicity and breastfeeding

Study: Child's gut bacteria appears to be influenced by ethnicity and breastfeeding

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon

Study shows new promise in the fight against pancreatic cancer

Study shows new promise in the fight against pancreatic cancer

New finding could lead to more effective treatment decisions for younger colorectal cancer patients

New finding could lead to more effective treatment decisions for younger colorectal cancer patients

Colon cancer patients with healthy lifestyle have longer disease-free survival, study finds

Colon cancer patients with healthy lifestyle have longer disease-free survival, study finds

Nut consumption reduces chance of colon cancer recurrence and death, study shows

Nut consumption reduces chance of colon cancer recurrence and death, study shows

Regular exercise and good diet could reduce risk of disease recurrence, death in colon cancer patients

Regular exercise and good diet could reduce risk of disease recurrence, death in colon cancer patients

Researchers identify new strategy that doubles screening rates for colorectal cancer

Researchers identify new strategy that doubles screening rates for colorectal cancer