Colon Cancer

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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Cancer chemical from common gut microbe

Cancer chemical from common gut microbe

New method to deliver an immune system 'uncloaking' device directly to cancer cells

New method to deliver an immune system 'uncloaking' device directly to cancer cells

Ulcerative colitis and a missing microbe in the gut

Ulcerative colitis and a missing microbe in the gut

Researchers study why colon cancer is more lethal in pediatric and young adult patients

Researchers study why colon cancer is more lethal in pediatric and young adult patients

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

Mediterranean diet promotes healthy aging with healthier gut microbiome

Mediterranean diet promotes healthy aging with healthier gut microbiome

Scientists find a way to block the growth of kidney cancer

Scientists find a way to block the growth of kidney cancer

Study provides a detailed molecular snapshot of endometrial cancer

Study provides a detailed molecular snapshot of endometrial cancer

Cedars-Sinai researchers to study role of fat in promoting cancer spread to liver

Cedars-Sinai researchers to study role of fat in promoting cancer spread to liver

Novel approach may offer a more effective way to eradicate colorectal cancer cells

Novel approach may offer a more effective way to eradicate colorectal cancer cells

Annual lung cancer screening with LDCT reduces lung cancer deaths

Annual lung cancer screening with LDCT reduces lung cancer deaths

Research reveals key molecular target for colorectal cancer therapy

Research reveals key molecular target for colorectal cancer therapy

Medicaid expansion could lessen the burden of colon cancers, save Black male lives

Medicaid expansion could lessen the burden of colon cancers, save Black male lives

Researchers identify new protein that shows promise for treating atherosclerosis

Researchers identify new protein that shows promise for treating atherosclerosis

Number of operations performed in a hospital linked to success of cancer surgery

Number of operations performed in a hospital linked to success of cancer surgery

Researchers identify new pathway as biological target for colon cancer

Researchers identify new pathway as biological target for colon cancer

Boston researchers develop novel approach to generate intestinal organoids in vitro

Boston researchers develop novel approach to generate intestinal organoids in vitro

Nano-sized copper compounds together with immunotherapy can kill cancer cells

Nano-sized copper compounds together with immunotherapy can kill cancer cells

Study uncovers key protein that supports the growth of many colorectal cancers

Study uncovers key protein that supports the growth of many colorectal cancers

Recommended amounts of physical activity associated with reduced risk for seven cancers

Recommended amounts of physical activity associated with reduced risk for seven cancers