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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Pilot study will provide data for further testing of gut microbiome analysis

Pilot study will provide data for further testing of gut microbiome analysis

AI could enhance prediction of treatment response among patients with non-small cell lung cancer

AI could enhance prediction of treatment response among patients with non-small cell lung cancer

AI may help predict tumor sensitivity to systemic cancer therapies

AI may help predict tumor sensitivity to systemic cancer therapies

Trial of cancer drug OxaliTex promises lower toxicity and more robust action

Trial of cancer drug OxaliTex promises lower toxicity and more robust action

Bowel cancer on the up in England’s young adults

Bowel cancer on the up in England’s young adults

Exploiting careless cancer cells to develop new drugs

Exploiting careless cancer cells to develop new drugs

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

Study finds dramatic increase in the incidence of bowel cancer among adults under 50

Study finds dramatic increase in the incidence of bowel cancer among adults under 50

Colorectal cancer rates are increasing rapidly among young adults, study reveals

Colorectal cancer rates are increasing rapidly among young adults, study reveals

Automated CT-based biomarkers can better predict cardiovascular events than standard methods

Automated CT-based biomarkers can better predict cardiovascular events than standard methods

Burden of colorectal cancer is rapidly shifting to younger individuals

Burden of colorectal cancer is rapidly shifting to younger individuals

Inhibiting specific protein could make radiation therapy for colon cancer more effective

Inhibiting specific protein could make radiation therapy for colon cancer more effective

Study: Five-year survival rate for adolescents and young adults with cancer has improved

Study: Five-year survival rate for adolescents and young adults with cancer has improved

Canada's cancer burden will increase in 2020 as population ages

Canada's cancer burden will increase in 2020 as population ages

Aggressive cancers set up a structural framework to keep the immune system at bay

Aggressive cancers set up a structural framework to keep the immune system at bay

Breast cancer cells hibernate in the lung before forming secondary tumors

Breast cancer cells hibernate in the lung before forming secondary tumors

Researchers study why colon cancer is more lethal in pediatric and young adult patients

Researchers study why colon cancer is more lethal in pediatric and young adult patients

Advances in surgical care for patients with pancreatic cancer

Advances in surgical care for patients with pancreatic cancer

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

Researchers identify a protein that aids in colorectal cancer metastasis

Researchers identify a protein that aids in colorectal cancer metastasis