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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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

Disparities exist in colorectal cancer screenings, study finds

Disparities exist in colorectal cancer screenings, study finds

Study evaluates first tumor-uninformed ctDNA assay to detect residual cancer cells after treatment

Study evaluates first tumor-uninformed ctDNA assay to detect residual cancer cells after treatment

Medicare could save nearly $500 million per year by reducing use of low-value preventive care services

Medicare could save nearly $500 million per year by reducing use of low-value preventive care services

New exosome-based therapeutic strategy to potentially treat late-stage colorectal cancer

New exosome-based therapeutic strategy to potentially treat late-stage colorectal cancer

Topical therapy can help safely reduce side effect of cancer treatment

Topical therapy can help safely reduce side effect of cancer treatment

Researchers suggest new approach to build a 'nanopore' biosensor for detecting specific molecules

Researchers suggest new approach to build a 'nanopore' biosensor for detecting specific molecules

NUS study identifies protein that could be targeted to overcome chemoresistance in cancer

NUS study identifies protein that could be targeted to overcome chemoresistance in cancer

New AI-driven diagnostics technique could transform treatment for bowel cancer

New AI-driven diagnostics technique could transform treatment for bowel cancer

Interleukin 11-producing fibroblasts can be potential therapeutic targets for treating colorectal cancer

Interleukin 11-producing fibroblasts can be potential therapeutic targets for treating colorectal cancer

New blood-based test detects lymph node metastasis in individuals with high-risk T1 colorectal cancer

New blood-based test detects lymph node metastasis in individuals with high-risk T1 colorectal cancer

1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer found to have inherited genetic mutations

1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer found to have inherited genetic mutations

Young early-onset colorectal cancer patients have a better survival rate, study shows

Young early-onset colorectal cancer patients have a better survival rate, study shows

FDA approves marketing of first AI-based device to assist clinicians during colon cancer screening

FDA approves marketing of first AI-based device to assist clinicians during colon cancer screening

Mitochondrial DNA mutations can reduce death risk in people with bowel cancer

Mitochondrial DNA mutations can reduce death risk in people with bowel cancer

A collaborative effort to evaluate treatment of liver and pancreatic tumors

A collaborative effort to evaluate treatment of liver and pancreatic tumors

Researchers explore link between intestinal microbiota with colon cancer in patients with Lynch Syndrome

Researchers explore link between intestinal microbiota with colon cancer in patients with Lynch Syndrome

New modeling approach to better understand how tumors become aggressive

New modeling approach to better understand how tumors become aggressive