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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World Cancer Day 2023: Perspectives from The Institute of Cancer Therapeutics

World Cancer Day 2023: Perspectives from The Institute of Cancer Therapeutics

Chemotherapy in the afternoon proved to be effective for female lymphoma patients

Chemotherapy in the afternoon proved to be effective for female lymphoma patients

Researchers report on a genome-wide reconstruction of human microbes to develop personalized therapies

Researchers report on a genome-wide reconstruction of human microbes to develop personalized therapies

Researchers use multiplexed 3D imaging to perform molecular and morphological assessments of colorectal cancers

Researchers use multiplexed 3D imaging to perform molecular and morphological assessments of colorectal cancers

Chemotherapy schedule affects treatment outcomes in female DLBCL patients

Chemotherapy schedule affects treatment outcomes in female DLBCL patients

New resource of digital microbes created with focus on drug metabolism

New resource of digital microbes created with focus on drug metabolism

Researchers create large-scale 2D and 3D spatial maps of colorectal cancer

Researchers create large-scale 2D and 3D spatial maps of colorectal cancer

Cancer mortality in the U.S. has declined 33% since the 90s

Cancer mortality in the U.S. has declined 33% since the 90s

Study: Exposure to high doses of micro-sized polyethylene has adverse effects on cells

Study: Exposure to high doses of micro-sized polyethylene has adverse effects on cells

Caterpillars could be used as an alternative to mammalian models to study gut inflammation

Caterpillars could be used as an alternative to mammalian models to study gut inflammation

Bacteria play specific roles in cancer

Bacteria play specific roles in cancer

Immunotherapy prior to surgery strikingly effective for patients with colorectal cancer

Immunotherapy prior to surgery strikingly effective for patients with colorectal cancer

Collagen deposition at sites of intestinal injury stimulates cellular reprogramming

Collagen deposition at sites of intestinal injury stimulates cellular reprogramming

Researchers show how liver cancer cells hijack circadian clock machinery to divide and spread

Researchers show how liver cancer cells hijack circadian clock machinery to divide and spread

Acupuncture could be a safe and feasible management option for IBS-D

Acupuncture could be a safe and feasible management option for IBS-D

AI can improve the effectiveness of colonoscopy in the presence of Lynch syndrome

AI can improve the effectiveness of colonoscopy in the presence of Lynch syndrome

New software accurately infers continental ancestry from tumor DNA and RNA

New software accurately infers continental ancestry from tumor DNA and RNA

High ammonia levels lead to fewer T cells and immunotherapy resistance in colorectal cancer

High ammonia levels lead to fewer T cells and immunotherapy resistance in colorectal cancer

Huge multi-omic data analysis deciphers colorectal cancer genetics

Huge multi-omic data analysis deciphers colorectal cancer genetics

Analysis finds more than 100 new genetic risk factors strongly linked to colorectal cancer

Analysis finds more than 100 new genetic risk factors strongly linked to colorectal cancer