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

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

Researchers identify molecular connection between meat, dairy diets and cancer risk

Researchers identify molecular connection between meat, dairy diets and cancer risk

Scientists develop a way to accurately detect and monitor common pediatric brain cancer

Scientists develop a way to accurately detect and monitor common pediatric brain cancer

Researchers seek to stop surprise billing for colonoscopy

Researchers seek to stop surprise billing for colonoscopy

Researchers engineer cow muscle cells to produce plant nutrients

Researchers engineer cow muscle cells to produce plant nutrients

EuCanImage to build scalable cancer imaging platform for next-generation artificial intelligence in oncology

EuCanImage to build scalable cancer imaging platform for next-generation artificial intelligence in oncology

Intelligent robotic system to make colonoscopy easier for doctors

Intelligent robotic system to make colonoscopy easier for doctors

TCR's quantity and clonality are linked to prognosis of colorectal cancer

TCR's quantity and clonality are linked to prognosis of colorectal cancer

Optimized low‐dose drug combinations to effectively treat colorectal cancer

Optimized low‐dose drug combinations to effectively treat colorectal cancer

Persistent-poverty counties face high risk of cancer mortality

Persistent-poverty counties face high risk of cancer mortality

Blocking nuclear pore complex formation can help selectively kill cancer cells

Blocking nuclear pore complex formation can help selectively kill cancer cells

Study: R-spondin growth factor reduces intestinal tumors in early phase of colorectal cancer

Study: R-spondin growth factor reduces intestinal tumors in early phase of colorectal cancer

Sotorasib phase 1 trial shows encouraging anti-cancer activity in lung, colorectal cancers

Sotorasib phase 1 trial shows encouraging anti-cancer activity in lung, colorectal cancers

Researchers identify genetic markers linked to higher risk of capecitabine-induced hand-foot syndrome

Researchers identify genetic markers linked to higher risk of capecitabine-induced hand-foot syndrome

KRASG12C inhibitor sotorasib shows durable clinical benefits for solid cancers

KRASG12C inhibitor sotorasib shows durable clinical benefits for solid cancers

Effective interventions needed for increasing CRC screening among African-American men

Effective interventions needed for increasing CRC screening among African-American men

Treatment with a cannabinoid prevented the development of colon cancers in mice

Treatment with a cannabinoid prevented the development of colon cancers in mice

Scientists unravel the molecular mechanism underlying the causes of colorectal cancer

Scientists unravel the molecular mechanism underlying the causes of colorectal cancer

Study shows lack knowledge about colonoscopy among high-risk patients

Study shows lack knowledge about colonoscopy among high-risk patients

Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in 30 seconds with cheap and sensitive nanotubes

Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in 30 seconds with cheap and sensitive nanotubes