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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Common antidepressant drugs help the immune system to attack tumors in mice

Common antidepressant drugs help the immune system to attack tumors in mice

Study reveals how high fat diets can cause intestinal and colon cancer

Study reveals how high fat diets can cause intestinal and colon cancer

New bacterium shows promise for treating type 2 diabetes, obesity

New bacterium shows promise for treating type 2 diabetes, obesity

New national screening guidelines on colorectal cancer

New national screening guidelines on colorectal cancer

BMI may not be best obesity indicator to evaluate lung cancer risk, study suggests

BMI may not be best obesity indicator to evaluate lung cancer risk, study suggests

Should colorectal cancer screening start at age 45?

Should colorectal cancer screening start at age 45?

Researchers link “genetic signatures” of bacteria in the human gut to multiple diseases

Researchers link “genetic signatures” of bacteria in the human gut to multiple diseases

Inflammasomes could play an important role in the development of obesity-related colon cancer

Inflammasomes could play an important role in the development of obesity-related colon cancer

Daily intake of two or more sugar-sweetened drinks associated with higher bowel cancer risk

Daily intake of two or more sugar-sweetened drinks associated with higher bowel cancer risk

New exosome-based therapeutic strategy to potentially treat late-stage colorectal cancer

New exosome-based therapeutic strategy to potentially treat late-stage colorectal cancer

New blood-based test detects lymph node metastasis in individuals with high-risk T1 colorectal cancer

New blood-based test detects lymph node metastasis in individuals with high-risk T1 colorectal cancer

1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer found to have inherited genetic mutations

1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer found to have inherited genetic mutations

Three teams selected to receive the first awards from Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer

Three teams selected to receive the first awards from Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer

Researchers explore link between intestinal microbiota with colon cancer in patients with Lynch Syndrome

Researchers explore link between intestinal microbiota with colon cancer in patients with Lynch Syndrome

Specific protein may prevent cancer cell death, increase cancer metastasis

Specific protein may prevent cancer cell death, increase cancer metastasis

Long-term, regular use of baby aspirin may reduce risk of colorectal cancer death

Long-term, regular use of baby aspirin may reduce risk of colorectal cancer death

New imaging technique can better identify the presence of residual cancers in rectal tissues

New imaging technique can better identify the presence of residual cancers in rectal tissues

High-fiber diet can significantly  alter the gut microbiome and nutrient intake

High-fiber diet can significantly alter the gut microbiome and nutrient intake

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes for 2021 go to four female and six male researchers

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes for 2021 go to four female and six male researchers

New research aims to explore functions of bile acids in the gut stem cell niche

New research aims to explore functions of bile acids in the gut stem cell niche