Colon Cancer

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.
What Causes Colorectal Cancer?

Cancer occurs when a normal cell divides and multiples uncontrollably. Normally cells are regulated in their growth, maturity, division and death by the DNA present in their nucleus. With damage to the DNA the cells may become rogue and multiply uncontrollably to give rise to tumors.

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Broccoli compound triggers controlled cell death and recycling of cellular components in fission yeast

Broccoli compound triggers controlled cell death and recycling of cellular components in fission yeast

Free cervical cancer screening and preventive treatment can benefit women in low-income communities

Free cervical cancer screening and preventive treatment can benefit women in low-income communities

New treatment could be a better option for patients with colon cancer

New treatment could be a better option for patients with colon cancer

Gene key to excessive cell proliferation could be a potential target for fatal pulmonary hypertension

Gene key to excessive cell proliferation could be a potential target for fatal pulmonary hypertension

National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 focuses on primary health care and physical activity

National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 focuses on primary health care and physical activity

Salk study could help find better treatment options for colorectal cancer patients

Salk study could help find better treatment options for colorectal cancer patients

Cells with oncogenic mutations overtake human tissue with age, research shows

Cells with oncogenic mutations overtake human tissue with age, research shows

Stand Up To Cancer - An Interview with Chris Draft

Stand Up To Cancer - An Interview with Chris Draft

AI-driven medical imaging may help fight against rectal cancer

AI-driven medical imaging may help fight against rectal cancer

Modulating the composition of bacterial populations in the colon could enhance anti-tumor immunity

Modulating the composition of bacterial populations in the colon could enhance anti-tumor immunity

New NCCN patient guideline explains when and how to screen for colorectal cancer

New NCCN patient guideline explains when and how to screen for colorectal cancer

Widely used food additive alters the intestinal environment of healthy persons, research shows

Widely used food additive alters the intestinal environment of healthy persons, research shows

Treatment with antihistamines associated with improved responses to immunotherapy

Treatment with antihistamines associated with improved responses to immunotherapy

UC researchers engineer new probiotic to target and break down cancer cell defenses

UC researchers engineer new probiotic to target and break down cancer cell defenses

Young adults with cancer may require different treatments than older patients

Young adults with cancer may require different treatments than older patients

Study opens a window for new therapeutic approaches to ovarian cancer

Study opens a window for new therapeutic approaches to ovarian cancer

ERs are swamped with seriously ill patients, although many don’t have covid

ERs are swamped with seriously ill patients, although many don’t have covid

Deep learning algorithm can accurately detect molecular pathways, key mutations in colorectal cancer

Deep learning algorithm can accurately detect molecular pathways, key mutations in colorectal cancer

Non-invasive optical probe reveals the complex changes in tumors after immunotherapy

Non-invasive optical probe reveals the complex changes in tumors after immunotherapy

Research reveals 3D structure of cell receptor with critical role in health and disease

Research reveals 3D structure of cell receptor with critical role in health and disease