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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New cancer models mimic aspects of mechanical environment within the body

New cancer models mimic aspects of mechanical environment within the body

Gut microbe may play a role in the development of breast cancers

Gut microbe may play a role in the development of breast cancers

The weak spot of colon cancer stem cells

The weak spot of colon cancer stem cells

Errant DNA triggers immune system response against cancer

Errant DNA triggers immune system response against cancer

Researchers use new method to deliver anti-cancer drug to suppress tumor growth

Researchers use new method to deliver anti-cancer drug to suppress tumor growth

Study shows rising incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in younger adults

Study shows rising incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in younger adults

New combination therapy has potential to treat aggressive cancers with common mutations

New combination therapy has potential to treat aggressive cancers with common mutations

Cancer-killing virus developed at City of Hope activates the immune system against colon cancer

Cancer-killing virus developed at City of Hope activates the immune system against colon cancer

First checkpoint inhibitor vaccine shown to be safe, effective in colon cancer animal model

First checkpoint inhibitor vaccine shown to be safe, effective in colon cancer animal model

Medicaid expansion may lead to earlier diagnosis, improved care for colon cancer patients

Medicaid expansion may lead to earlier diagnosis, improved care for colon cancer patients

Study could pave the way for potential urine test to diagnose liver fibrosis

Study could pave the way for potential urine test to diagnose liver fibrosis

New double-balloon catheter receives Canadian patent

New double-balloon catheter receives Canadian patent

New model for predicting colon cancer risk in average risk individuals

New model for predicting colon cancer risk in average risk individuals

Pioneering technique sheds new light on the origin of metastases

Pioneering technique sheds new light on the origin of metastases

Low muscle quality and quantity linked to poor outcomes in colon resection surgery

Low muscle quality and quantity linked to poor outcomes in colon resection surgery

Advancements in research on cancer signal transduction and treatment

Advancements in research on cancer signal transduction and treatment

Concerti algorithm identifies intra-patient heteroplasmies in SARS-CoV-2 patients

Concerti algorithm identifies intra-patient heteroplasmies in SARS-CoV-2 patients

Ludwig study uncovers a nutritional approach to improve cancer immunotherapy

Ludwig study uncovers a nutritional approach to improve cancer immunotherapy

Applying the power of AI to improve heart-transplant outcomes

Applying the power of AI to improve heart-transplant outcomes

Fructose intake may exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease, study reveals

Fructose intake may exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease, study reveals