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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.
Simple financial incentive may improve rate of colonoscopy screenings

Simple financial incentive may improve rate of colonoscopy screenings

Testing treatments using pig model may help minimize drug failure rates for chronic conditions

Testing treatments using pig model may help minimize drug failure rates for chronic conditions

Computational analysis of open-access data points to new ways of using drugs

Computational analysis of open-access data points to new ways of using drugs

Grape consumption leads to better health

Grape consumption leads to better health

Human colon organoids fill gap in effectively modeling common GI diseases

Human colon organoids fill gap in effectively modeling common GI diseases

Simple blood test could improve treatment for many stage 2 colon cancer patients

Simple blood test could improve treatment for many stage 2 colon cancer patients

Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?

Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?

Grape-based compounds could pave way for new treatments to prevent colon cancer

Grape-based compounds could pave way for new treatments to prevent colon cancer

NSAIDs linked to longer survival for certain colorectal cancer patients

NSAIDs linked to longer survival for certain colorectal cancer patients

Study emphasizes importance of molecule in maintaining balanced immune system in the gut

Study emphasizes importance of molecule in maintaining balanced immune system in the gut

New treatment strategy may destroy difficult-to-treat brain tumors

New treatment strategy may destroy difficult-to-treat brain tumors

'Mismatch repair' genetic defects drive cancer patient's response to immunotherapy drugs

'Mismatch repair' genetic defects drive cancer patient's response to immunotherapy drugs

Scientists create 'immunoswitch' particles that slow cancer growth in test animals

Scientists create 'immunoswitch' particles that slow cancer growth in test animals

Study reveals cancer-fighting power of onions

Study reveals cancer-fighting power of onions

Study shows effectiveness of 3 months of chemotherapy in colon cancer patients after surgery

Study shows effectiveness of 3 months of chemotherapy in colon cancer patients after surgery

New targeted oral therapy results in durable responses across many kinds of cancer

New targeted oral therapy results in durable responses across many kinds of cancer

Study: Child's gut bacteria appears to be influenced by ethnicity and breastfeeding

Study: Child's gut bacteria appears to be influenced by ethnicity and breastfeeding

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon

Study shows new promise in the fight against pancreatic cancer

Study shows new promise in the fight against pancreatic cancer

New finding could lead to more effective treatment decisions for younger colorectal cancer patients

New finding could lead to more effective treatment decisions for younger colorectal cancer patients