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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Treatment with a cannabinoid prevented the development of colon cancers in mice

Treatment with a cannabinoid prevented the development of colon cancers in mice

Study shows lack knowledge about colonoscopy among high-risk patients

Study shows lack knowledge about colonoscopy among high-risk patients

Tattoo ink could be the key to improving cancer detection

Tattoo ink could be the key to improving cancer detection

Researchers identify potential drug target for curtailing cancer metastasis

Researchers identify potential drug target for curtailing cancer metastasis

Researchers find a new way to slow colon cancer metastasis

Researchers find a new way to slow colon cancer metastasis

New database could speed the development of gene-targeted therapies for breast cancer

New database could speed the development of gene-targeted therapies for breast cancer

Lifetime risk of death from firearms, drug overdoses is substantial in the United States

Lifetime risk of death from firearms, drug overdoses is substantial in the United States

Studying the Proteome and Human Diseases using Mass Spectrometry

Studying the Proteome and Human Diseases using Mass Spectrometry

More than 40-year-old cancer mystery solved: Thanks to epigenetics

More than 40-year-old cancer mystery solved: Thanks to epigenetics

Researchers use patient-specific tumor organoid to optimize chemotherapy for appendix, colon tumors

Researchers use patient-specific tumor organoid to optimize chemotherapy for appendix, colon tumors

3D organoid model helps better understand how tumor grows in natural microenvironment

3D organoid model helps better understand how tumor grows in natural microenvironment

Antioxidant-rich foods may increase risk for bowel cancers, study finds

Antioxidant-rich foods may increase risk for bowel cancers, study finds

Study shows promise of a major breakthrough in healing chronic diabetic ulcers

Study shows promise of a major breakthrough in healing chronic diabetic ulcers

UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals

UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals

Silver-plated gold nanostars could be used to identify early biomarkers of cancer

Silver-plated gold nanostars could be used to identify early biomarkers of cancer

Surgical delay linked to increased risk in gastrointestinal malignancies, study finds

Surgical delay linked to increased risk in gastrointestinal malignancies, study finds

Real-time tracking of protein filaments in the nuclear pore complex

Real-time tracking of protein filaments in the nuclear pore complex

Novel microbiome-based diagnostic tool can identify liver fibrosis, cirrhosis

Novel microbiome-based diagnostic tool can identify liver fibrosis, cirrhosis

NIH spearheads study to test at-home screening for HPV and cervical cancer

NIH spearheads study to test at-home screening for HPV and cervical cancer

Abnormal expression of Zeb2 protein in epithelial cells can induce colorectal cancer

Abnormal expression of Zeb2 protein in epithelial cells can induce colorectal cancer