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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Scientists identify existing drugs that may inhibit SARS-CoV-2 virus

Scientists identify existing drugs that may inhibit SARS-CoV-2 virus

New genomics workbook helps people use their family history to assess disease risks

New genomics workbook helps people use their family history to assess disease risks

Research reveals recovery of cancer screening tests and associated disparities after first pandemic peak

Research reveals recovery of cancer screening tests and associated disparities after first pandemic peak

Shape of extracellular vesicles in body fluids could be a biomarker for identifying cancer types

Shape of extracellular vesicles in body fluids could be a biomarker for identifying cancer types

Lower UVB exposure correlated with higher risk of colorectal cancer

Lower UVB exposure correlated with higher risk of colorectal cancer

Inadequate exposure to UVB light may be linked with increased risk of colorectal cancer

Inadequate exposure to UVB light may be linked with increased risk of colorectal cancer

EORTC partners with Pierre Fabre to support patients with stage 2 melanoma

EORTC partners with Pierre Fabre to support patients with stage 2 melanoma

Artificial intelligence for predicting TMB-H colorectal cancer from histopathological characteristics

Artificial intelligence for predicting TMB-H colorectal cancer from histopathological characteristics

Lack of screening may be behind the increased risk of colon cancer among Black people

Lack of screening may be behind the increased risk of colon cancer among Black people

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 national screening guidelines on colorectal cancer

New national screening guidelines on colorectal cancer

Researchers to develop new technology to detect and remove cancer tumors

Researchers to develop new technology to detect and remove cancer tumors

Depleting SIRPα-deficient in macrophages activate tumor antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells

Depleting SIRPα-deficient in macrophages activate tumor antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells

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

New touring installation will travel around the UK to talk about meat-eating habits

New touring installation will travel around the UK to talk about meat-eating habits

Lifestyle changes can benefit people with high genetic risk for colorectal cancer

Lifestyle changes can benefit people with high genetic risk for colorectal cancer

Keyhole surgery for liver cancer results in better outcomes and quality of life

Keyhole surgery for liver cancer results in better outcomes and quality of life

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

Study shows possible link between intestinal polyps in close relatives and colorectal cancer risk

Study shows possible link between intestinal polyps in close relatives and colorectal cancer risk