Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is cancer that develops in the colon (the longest part of the large intestine) and/or the rectum (the last several inches of the large intestine before the anus). In the United States, it is the fourth most common cancer in men and women. Caught early, it is often curable.
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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Latest Colorectal Cancer News and Research

New trial could transform the way of caring for people with neuroendocrine tumors

New trial could transform the way of caring for people with neuroendocrine tumors

Researchers set the framework for improved colorectal cancer surveillance using precision medicine

Researchers set the framework for improved colorectal cancer surveillance using precision medicine

The war on cancer at 50: The origin story begins with a socialite citizen-lobbyist

The war on cancer at 50: The origin story begins with a socialite citizen-lobbyist

New treatment could be a better option for patients with colon cancer

New treatment could be a better option for patients with colon cancer

Scientists find better treatment options for patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Scientists find better treatment options for patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Salk study could help find better treatment options for colorectal cancer patients

Salk study could help find better treatment options for colorectal cancer patients

Study assesses health care providers' preferences, practices related to colorectal cancer screening

Study assesses health care providers' preferences, practices related to colorectal cancer screening

"Supermere" discovery may offer clues to earlier diagnoses and treatment of several diseases

"Supermere" discovery may offer clues to earlier diagnoses and treatment of several diseases

Research reveals lower rates of colorectal cancer screening among rural women

Research reveals lower rates of colorectal cancer screening among rural women

New approach to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of liver cancer immunotherapy

New approach to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of liver cancer immunotherapy

COVID-19 pandemic likely caused new cancer diagnoses to be delayed, study shows

COVID-19 pandemic likely caused new cancer diagnoses to be delayed, study shows

AI-driven medical imaging may help fight against rectal cancer

AI-driven medical imaging may help fight against rectal cancer

Modulating the composition of bacterial populations in the colon could enhance anti-tumor immunity

Modulating the composition of bacterial populations in the colon could enhance anti-tumor immunity

New NCCN patient guideline explains when and how to screen for colorectal cancer

New NCCN patient guideline explains when and how to screen for colorectal cancer

Novel anti-inflammatory drug target identified by CRISPR

Novel anti-inflammatory drug target identified by CRISPR

Study finds under-representation of certain populations in cancer clinical trials

Study finds under-representation of certain populations in cancer clinical trials

Lef1 gene restricts formation of cancer stem cell niches to suppress colorectal tumor growth

Lef1 gene restricts formation of cancer stem cell niches to suppress colorectal tumor growth

Potential therapeutic targets of hydrogen for treatment of the COVID-19

Potential therapeutic targets of hydrogen for treatment of the COVID-19

Washington University School of Medicine receives $17 million to address disparities in cancers

Washington University School of Medicine receives $17 million to address disparities in cancers

Brooklyn College announces the launch of BCCC-CURE to enhance the lives of cancer patients

Brooklyn College announces the launch of BCCC-CURE to enhance the lives of cancer patients