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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.
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

DNA enhancers switch on colorectal cancer genes to promote tumor growth, study finds

DNA enhancers switch on colorectal cancer genes to promote tumor growth, study finds

Researchers issue first predictive risk model of colon, rectal cancer based on data from Spanish population

Researchers issue first predictive risk model of colon, rectal cancer based on data from Spanish population

Michigan Medicine opens first clinic in the United States that focuses on prostate cancer risk

Michigan Medicine opens first clinic in the United States that focuses on prostate cancer risk

Rheumatoid arthritis drug blocks metabolic pathway, reduces breast cancer tumors in mice

Rheumatoid arthritis drug blocks metabolic pathway, reduces breast cancer tumors in mice

Immune-stimulating chemical found in tumors may help stop cancer growth

Immune-stimulating chemical found in tumors may help stop cancer growth

Workers without paid sick leave less likely to receive preventive health care screenings, study finds

Workers without paid sick leave less likely to receive preventive health care screenings, study finds

Duke researchers use new technique for assessing cancer cell's stiffness

Duke researchers use new technique for assessing cancer cell's stiffness

AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients

AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients