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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.
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

Study reveals role of good-guy protein in initiating and maintaining cancer

Study reveals role of good-guy protein in initiating and maintaining cancer

Individuals who follow healthy lifestyle less likely to have colorectal cancer risk, survey finds

Individuals who follow healthy lifestyle less likely to have colorectal cancer risk, survey finds

Advanced endoscope to enable rapid, accurate diagnosis of early colon cancer

Advanced endoscope to enable rapid, accurate diagnosis of early colon cancer

TSRI scientists uncover regulatory machinery underlying the function of cancer protein

TSRI scientists uncover regulatory machinery underlying the function of cancer protein

Aspirin used in “baby” doses may prevent breast cancer, study suggests

Aspirin used in “baby” doses may prevent breast cancer, study suggests

TACC's supercomputers assist in discovery of new, better chemotherapy drugs

TACC's supercomputers assist in discovery of new, better chemotherapy drugs

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