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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Is aspirin linked to higher rates of survival for cancer patients?

Is aspirin linked to higher rates of survival for cancer patients?

Using Q-bodies for imaging intracellular proteins in live cells

Using Q-bodies for imaging intracellular proteins in live cells

Physical activity may help improve outcomes for colon cancer patients after surgery

Physical activity may help improve outcomes for colon cancer patients after surgery

Discovery sheds light on an important aspect of gut health and mucosal immunity

Discovery sheds light on an important aspect of gut health and mucosal immunity

Lactate may have a previously unrecognized role in fighting cancer

Lactate may have a previously unrecognized role in fighting cancer

Ultra-processed food may increase colorectal cancer risk in men

Ultra-processed food may increase colorectal cancer risk in men

Hackensack Meridian Health becomes second in the world to implant Impella Bridge-to-Recovery heart pump

Hackensack Meridian Health becomes second in the world to implant Impella Bridge-to-Recovery heart pump

Study paves new way to develop a predictive biomarker for TRAIL therapy

Study paves new way to develop a predictive biomarker for TRAIL therapy

Research identifies unique vulnerabilities in ALT cancers that can serve as novel therapeutic targets

Research identifies unique vulnerabilities in ALT cancers that can serve as novel therapeutic targets

Optical coherence tomography combined with machine learning to develop colorectal cancer imaging tool

Optical coherence tomography combined with machine learning to develop colorectal cancer imaging tool

Research could pave the way for therapeutic strategies targeting DCIR to treat colorectal tumors

Research could pave the way for therapeutic strategies targeting DCIR to treat colorectal tumors

TransCode and MD Anderson scientists collaborate to validate therapeutic and diagnostic candidates

TransCode and MD Anderson scientists collaborate to validate therapeutic and diagnostic candidates

People eating more fiber-rich food have very healthy microbiomes, study shows

People eating more fiber-rich food have very healthy microbiomes, study shows

International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies firefighting as carcinogenic

International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies firefighting as carcinogenic

Boost now or wait? Many wonder how best to ride out covid’s next wave

Boost now or wait? Many wonder how best to ride out covid’s next wave

Men with hematopoietic mosaic loss of Y chromosome have worse prognosis for heart failure

Men with hematopoietic mosaic loss of Y chromosome have worse prognosis for heart failure

Carbohydrates and polyphenols in prunes act as prebiotics to help reverse bone loss in mice

Carbohydrates and polyphenols in prunes act as prebiotics to help reverse bone loss in mice

GI cancer survival rates improving among Northern Territorians except for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

GI cancer survival rates improving among Northern Territorians except for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

‘Free’ screening? Know your rights to get no-cost care

‘Free’ screening? Know your rights to get no-cost care

Hereditary genes correlate with a greater probability of developing cancer mutations, finds study

Hereditary genes correlate with a greater probability of developing cancer mutations, finds study