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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.
Mathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior

Mathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior

Scientists discover how resistance to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil arises

Scientists discover how resistance to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil arises

Study reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer risk

Study reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer risk

Life expectancy outlook has worsened for non-Hispanic whites in the U.S.

Life expectancy outlook has worsened for non-Hispanic whites in the U.S.

New drug combinations and dosing schedules improve outlook in advanced colon cancer

New drug combinations and dosing schedules improve outlook in advanced colon cancer

New resistance mechanism that prevent formation of blood vessels

New resistance mechanism that prevent formation of blood vessels

Wake Forest Baptist Health receives $1.6 million grant to test iPad colon cancer screening app

Wake Forest Baptist Health receives $1.6 million grant to test iPad colon cancer screening app

It’s never too late to take up exercise, advise researchers

It’s never too late to take up exercise, advise researchers

Curing cancer: easy politics, difficult science

Curing cancer: easy politics, difficult science

Deep sedation does not improve colonoscopy quality compared to moderate sedation

Deep sedation does not improve colonoscopy quality compared to moderate sedation

Revolutionary cancer drugs that target any tumor to be fast-tracked into hospitals by NHS

Revolutionary cancer drugs that target any tumor to be fast-tracked into hospitals by NHS

Up to 80% of metastatic colorectal cancers spread to far areas before diagnoses

Up to 80% of metastatic colorectal cancers spread to far areas before diagnoses

Identifying colorectal cancer subtypes in patients could help provide better care

Identifying colorectal cancer subtypes in patients could help provide better care

Never say ‘die’: Why so many doctors won’t break bad news

Never say ‘die’: Why so many doctors won’t break bad news

Identifying subtype of colorectal cancer may help oncologists determine most effective treatment

Identifying subtype of colorectal cancer may help oncologists determine most effective treatment

Findings indicate indirect link between consumption of cattle related foods and cancer

Findings indicate indirect link between consumption of cattle related foods and cancer

Are fruit fly 'avatars' the next step in personalized medicine?

Are fruit fly 'avatars' the next step in personalized medicine?

Honey from strawberry trees stops cell proliferation in colon cancer lines

Honey from strawberry trees stops cell proliferation in colon cancer lines

Certain cancer drugs induce stem cell plasticity in colorectal cancer

Certain cancer drugs induce stem cell plasticity in colorectal cancer

Study finds a downward trend in cancer screening when patients see doctors later in the day

Study finds a downward trend in cancer screening when patients see doctors later in the day