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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Medicaid expansion may lead to earlier diagnosis, improved care for colon cancer patients

Medicaid expansion may lead to earlier diagnosis, improved care for colon cancer patients

Study identifies hot spots for colorectal cancer mortality rates among young women

Study identifies hot spots for colorectal cancer mortality rates among young women

Signaling pathway promotes cancer growth by blocking pro-growth signals from second major cancer pathway

Signaling pathway promotes cancer growth by blocking pro-growth signals from second major cancer pathway

Survey: Majority of patients favor eliminating processed meats in hospitals

Survey: Majority of patients favor eliminating processed meats in hospitals

New, non-invasive method for diagnosing and preventing colorectal cancer

New, non-invasive method for diagnosing and preventing colorectal cancer

Cannabidiol oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

Cannabidiol oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

Researchers identify new prognostic markers for colon cancer

Researchers identify new prognostic markers for colon cancer

New model for predicting colon cancer risk in average risk individuals

New model for predicting colon cancer risk in average risk individuals

Researchers monitor effects of COVID-19 outbreak on care of cancer patients

Researchers monitor effects of COVID-19 outbreak on care of cancer patients

Medicaid expansion associated with decreased cancer mortality rates

Medicaid expansion associated with decreased cancer mortality rates

Experts release new guidance for endoscopists on how to assess colorectal lesions

Experts release new guidance for endoscopists on how to assess colorectal lesions

Improving sensitivity of liquid biopsy using 'loosely stacked' detection layers

Improving sensitivity of liquid biopsy using 'loosely stacked' detection layers

Machine learning increases the accuracy of anti-cancer drug response predictions

Machine learning increases the accuracy of anti-cancer drug response predictions

Potential treatment might make tumors more responsive to immunotherapy

Potential treatment might make tumors more responsive to immunotherapy

New project to develop surgical technologies for COVID-19 receives €2.4 million funding

New project to develop surgical technologies for COVID-19 receives €2.4 million funding

Low muscle quality and quantity linked to poor outcomes in colon resection surgery

Low muscle quality and quantity linked to poor outcomes in colon resection surgery

UVA research sheds light on how cancer remodels our chromosomes

UVA research sheds light on how cancer remodels our chromosomes

New approach can prevent aggressive operation in certain rectal cancer patients

New approach can prevent aggressive operation in certain rectal cancer patients

Study analyzes link between clonal hematopoiesis and treatment-related blood cancer risk

Study analyzes link between clonal hematopoiesis and treatment-related blood cancer risk

Fecal immunochemical test accurately rules out bowel cancer in patients with suspicious symptoms

Fecal immunochemical test accurately rules out bowel cancer in patients with suspicious symptoms