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

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

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Novel fungal compound can turn on p53 gene in cancer cells

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Key recommendations on genetic testing of men for prostate cancer

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Good vitamin D status can prevent cancer, improve prognosis of several cancers

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Study explores the role of mi RNAs in anticancer effect exerted by physical activity

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New guidelines improve outcomes in colon cancer patients

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SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who undergo surgery experience worse postoperative outcomes

Update on PALLAS triaI evaluating adjuvant palbociclib for early breast cancer

Update on PALLAS triaI evaluating adjuvant palbociclib for early breast cancer

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Oral antidiabetics improve outcomes in diabetics with colorectal cancer

Targeted therapy pralsetinib shows high response rates in patients with RET fusion-positive cancers

Targeted therapy pralsetinib shows high response rates in patients with RET fusion-positive cancers

First detailed study of the epigenetic landscape of human tumor organoids

First detailed study of the epigenetic landscape of human tumor organoids

Researchers identify new therapeutic target to switch-off cancer stem cells

Researchers identify new therapeutic target to switch-off cancer stem cells

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Scientists uncover important functions of a special protein during cell division

Indiana researchers identify new target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy

Indiana researchers identify new target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy

RNA interference machinery influences epithelial cell biology

RNA interference machinery influences epithelial cell biology

Breakthrough study shows liquid biopsy test can safely detect 26 undiagnosed cancers

Breakthrough study shows liquid biopsy test can safely detect 26 undiagnosed cancers

Making long-term research project a translational success

Making long-term research project a translational success

Family history-based early screening may have dramatic impact on colorectal cancer detection

Family history-based early screening may have dramatic impact on colorectal cancer detection

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Bacterial metabolism of bile acids boosts generation of immune cells, study shows