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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.
UCSD researchers discover how mutant gene amplifies inflammation to fuel cancer

UCSD researchers discover how mutant gene amplifies inflammation to fuel cancer

Scientists discover new non-genetic cause of resistance to anti-cancer therapies

Scientists discover new non-genetic cause of resistance to anti-cancer therapies

Investigating new cancer therapy candidates with live-cell imaging

Investigating new cancer therapy candidates with live-cell imaging

Cholesterol byproduct acts on specific immune cells to facilitate breast cancer spread

Cholesterol byproduct acts on specific immune cells to facilitate breast cancer spread

Clinical trial tests frankincense as potential breast, colon cancer treatment

Clinical trial tests frankincense as potential breast, colon cancer treatment

New genomics study aims to evaluate effectiveness of blood test in detecting breast cancer

New genomics study aims to evaluate effectiveness of blood test in detecting breast cancer

New studies provide insight into treatments for Barrett's esophagus

New studies provide insight into treatments for Barrett's esophagus

Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk of cancer for severely obese patients

Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk of cancer for severely obese patients

Benefits of Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Benefits of Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Probiotic bacteria can change intestinal flora of patients with colon cancer, study finds

Probiotic bacteria can change intestinal flora of patients with colon cancer, study finds

Chemotherapy may increase survival for advanced colon cancer patients with dementia, study suggests

Chemotherapy may increase survival for advanced colon cancer patients with dementia, study suggests

Researchers propose new treatment strategy for colon cancer patients

Researchers propose new treatment strategy for colon cancer patients

Penn State investigator receives $7.3 million grant for research on cellular protein

Penn State investigator receives $7.3 million grant for research on cellular protein

Probiotics may become new preventative or therapeutic strategy for IBD-related colon cancer

Probiotics may become new preventative or therapeutic strategy for IBD-related colon cancer

Research uncovers new target for therapy, diagnosis, and prognosis of colon cancer

Research uncovers new target for therapy, diagnosis, and prognosis of colon cancer

Old lab technique helps researchers better understand circular DNA

Old lab technique helps researchers better understand circular DNA

Follow-up letters, FIT tests can help improve colon cancer screening completion

Follow-up letters, FIT tests can help improve colon cancer screening completion

Colorectal cancer risk lowered by whole grains but increased by processed meats, says study

Colorectal cancer risk lowered by whole grains but increased by processed meats, says study

Gut bacteria in Hadza diet different from ours study finds

Gut bacteria in Hadza diet different from ours study finds

Colorectal cancer deaths on the rise among Americans: JAMA study

Colorectal cancer deaths on the rise among Americans: JAMA study