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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AGA white paper provides a roadmap for colorectal cancer screening

AGA white paper provides a roadmap for colorectal cancer screening

Research assesses the prevalence of overscreening for cancers among older adults

Research assesses the prevalence of overscreening for cancers among older adults

Antioxidants in diet could raise risk of bowel cancer, new study reveals

Antioxidants in diet could raise risk of bowel cancer, new study reveals

Antioxidant-rich foods may increase risk for bowel cancers, study finds

Antioxidant-rich foods may increase risk for bowel cancers, study finds

Stand Up To Cancer announces $1.1 million in funding to foster collaborative research

Stand Up To Cancer announces $1.1 million in funding to foster collaborative research

Study identifies novel function of SMS enzyme to facilitate colorectal cancer growth

Study identifies novel function of SMS enzyme to facilitate colorectal cancer growth

Scientists are developing AI tools that can benefit certain cancer patients

Scientists are developing AI tools that can benefit certain cancer patients

Deep learning algorithm can identify genetic alterations from routine histological images of tumors

Deep learning algorithm can identify genetic alterations from routine histological images of tumors

Cancer-related care has decreased since the start of COVID-19

Cancer-related care has decreased since the start of COVID-19

Immunotherapeutic intervention to reduce stress prevents tumor metastases

Immunotherapeutic intervention to reduce stress prevents tumor metastases

Chronic inflammation associated with IBD disrupts tissue structure of the colon, study finds

Chronic inflammation associated with IBD disrupts tissue structure of the colon, study finds

Mailing colorectal cancer screening kits could be a cost-effective way to boost screening rates

Mailing colorectal cancer screening kits could be a cost-effective way to boost screening rates

ACTIONED consortium aims to transform future treatment of colorectal cancer patients

ACTIONED consortium aims to transform future treatment of colorectal cancer patients

Aspirin and flavonoids in fruits and vegetables could help prevent colorectal cancer

Aspirin and flavonoids in fruits and vegetables could help prevent colorectal cancer

Surgical delay linked to increased risk in gastrointestinal malignancies, study finds

Surgical delay linked to increased risk in gastrointestinal malignancies, study finds

Real-time tracking of protein filaments in the nuclear pore complex

Real-time tracking of protein filaments in the nuclear pore complex

Study: Hypertension medications can also reduce risk of colorectal cancer

Study: Hypertension medications can also reduce risk of colorectal cancer

Researchers to receive Real-World Data Impact Award to advance patient-centric research

Researchers to receive Real-World Data Impact Award to advance patient-centric research

Scientists discover mechanism involving key protein that predicts cancer progression and relapse

Scientists discover mechanism involving key protein that predicts cancer progression and relapse

New rapid genomic testing can improve therapy selection for colorectal cancer patients

New rapid genomic testing can improve therapy selection for colorectal cancer patients