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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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

Scent detection dogs can be used to screen and identify COVID-19-infected individuals

Scent detection dogs can be used to screen and identify COVID-19-infected individuals

Cellular survival after radiation exposure depends on the specific protein behavior

Cellular survival after radiation exposure depends on the specific protein behavior

Gene screenings hold disease clues, but unexplained anomalies often raise fears

Gene screenings hold disease clues, but unexplained anomalies often raise fears

Compound isolated from Ophiura sarsii can be used as an affordable drug for photodynamic therapy

Compound isolated from Ophiura sarsii can be used as an affordable drug for photodynamic therapy

Scientists grow small intestinal cells from human-induced pluripotent stem cells

Scientists grow small intestinal cells from human-induced pluripotent stem cells

New diagnostic imaging tool measures naturally occurring enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract

New diagnostic imaging tool measures naturally occurring enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract

Delayed time between abnormal stool-based screening and colonoscopy increases cancer risk

Delayed time between abnormal stool-based screening and colonoscopy increases cancer risk

Delaying colonoscopy after an abnormal stool test can have major consequences

Delaying colonoscopy after an abnormal stool test can have major consequences

Study reveals effective therapeutic strategy to prevent colorectal cancer progression

Study reveals effective therapeutic strategy to prevent colorectal cancer progression

Study shows how aneuploidy could become a weak point for cancer cells

Study shows how aneuploidy could become a weak point for cancer cells

Eliminating key gene could revive exhausted immune cells to battle solid tumors

Eliminating key gene could revive exhausted immune cells to battle solid tumors

CoQ10 supplement could be a valuable complementary therapeutic option for various diseases

CoQ10 supplement could be a valuable complementary therapeutic option for various diseases

New cancer models mimic aspects of mechanical environment within the body

New cancer models mimic aspects of mechanical environment within the body