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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People with a cancer history have increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation

People with a cancer history have increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation

SPRK1 enzyme plays role in reorganizing the paternal genome during fertilization

SPRK1 enzyme plays role in reorganizing the paternal genome during fertilization

Bowel cancer on the up in England’s young adults

Bowel cancer on the up in England’s young adults

Blood test for microbial DNA could warn of cancer

Blood test for microbial DNA could warn of cancer

Microbial DNA in the blood could help identify who has cancer

Microbial DNA in the blood could help identify who has cancer

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

New type of adoptive cell therapy could target prostate and pancreatic cancers in humans

New type of adoptive cell therapy could target prostate and pancreatic cancers in humans

Inhibiting specific protein could make radiation therapy for colon cancer more effective

Inhibiting specific protein could make radiation therapy for colon cancer more effective

Density of immune cells could accurately predict survival in patients with stage III colon cancer

Density of immune cells could accurately predict survival in patients with stage III colon cancer

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