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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.
Cancer disease incidence and severity influenced by gene mutation, tissue location

Cancer disease incidence and severity influenced by gene mutation, tissue location

Four reasons to prioritize family health and fitness

Four reasons to prioritize family health and fitness

New gold-based molecules more effective at killing cancer cells with fewer toxic side effects

New gold-based molecules more effective at killing cancer cells with fewer toxic side effects

Excess weight linked with poorer psychosocial health among cancer patients

Excess weight linked with poorer psychosocial health among cancer patients

Simple test produces a color change in urine to signal tumor growth in mice

Simple test produces a color change in urine to signal tumor growth in mice

Genetically altering protein in colon cancer cells may enhance efficacy of chemotherapy

Genetically altering protein in colon cancer cells may enhance efficacy of chemotherapy

Sea snail compound shows potential as new anti-cancer pharmaceutical

Sea snail compound shows potential as new anti-cancer pharmaceutical

Frying oil consumption exaggerates colonic inflammation and colon tumor growth in mice

Frying oil consumption exaggerates colonic inflammation and colon tumor growth in mice

Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

Walnut consumption may offer protection against ulcerative colitis, study finds

Walnut consumption may offer protection against ulcerative colitis, study finds

Genetically tweaking gut bacteria reduces risk of colorectal cancer in mice finds study

Genetically tweaking gut bacteria reduces risk of colorectal cancer in mice finds study

MIT researchers develop new material that could make it easier to remove colon polyps

MIT researchers develop new material that could make it easier to remove colon polyps

Why it’s so hard to predict how much funding 9/11 first responders need

Why it’s so hard to predict how much funding 9/11 first responders need

Study shows increase in diagnosis of colorectal cancer among young adults

Study shows increase in diagnosis of colorectal cancer among young adults

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