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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Study defines how the circadian clock influences cell growth, metabolism and tumor progression

Study defines how the circadian clock influences cell growth, metabolism and tumor progression

Optical coherence tomography combined with machine learning to develop colorectal cancer imaging tool

Optical coherence tomography combined with machine learning to develop colorectal cancer imaging tool

Personal health records may be useful for patient self-management and communication in colorectal cancer networks

Personal health records may be useful for patient self-management and communication in colorectal cancer networks

New guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis helps people understand their personal risk

New guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis helps people understand their personal risk

Study clarifies the role of intestinal white blood cells in colorectal cancer

Study clarifies the role of intestinal white blood cells in colorectal cancer

Researchers report genomic profiling from more than 110,000 tumors

Researchers report genomic profiling from more than 110,000 tumors

Grant funds research that investigates relationships between certain fungi and specific cancers

Grant funds research that investigates relationships between certain fungi and specific cancers

Bacterial species known for causing diarrheal infections may also drive colorectal cancer

Bacterial species known for causing diarrheal infections may also drive colorectal cancer

Study identifies a protein that plays key role in protecting the gastrointestinal tract from inflammation

Study identifies a protein that plays key role in protecting the gastrointestinal tract from inflammation

Researchers develop an AI system to classify IBD neoplasia lesions accurately

Researchers develop an AI system to classify IBD neoplasia lesions accurately

The interplay of family history and genome-wide polygenic risk scores across 24 common diseases

The interplay of family history and genome-wide polygenic risk scores across 24 common diseases

GI cancer survival rates improving among Northern Territorians except for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

GI cancer survival rates improving among Northern Territorians except for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Newly identified gut bacterial strains could pave the way for IBD and colon cancer prevention

Newly identified gut bacterial strains could pave the way for IBD and colon cancer prevention

Scientists use single cell techniques to uncover a central dichotomy for colorectal cancer cells

Scientists use single cell techniques to uncover a central dichotomy for colorectal cancer cells

Study finds above-average rates of mortality from gastric cancer in South Florida

Study finds above-average rates of mortality from gastric cancer in South Florida

Study discovers microbial link between Western-style diet and colorectal cancer risk

Study discovers microbial link between Western-style diet and colorectal cancer risk

Listeria-based booster vaccine strategy offers improved protection against recurrent colorectal cancer

Listeria-based booster vaccine strategy offers improved protection against recurrent colorectal cancer

Researchers identify biomarkers that could be targets for novel drugs to treat glioblastoma

Researchers identify biomarkers that could be targets for novel drugs to treat glioblastoma

Study: NOSES could achieve good short-term and oncological outcomes for colorectal cancer patients

Study: NOSES could achieve good short-term and oncological outcomes for colorectal cancer patients

Understanding how diet and the microbiome impact colorectal cancer rates

Understanding how diet and the microbiome impact colorectal cancer rates