Colorectal Cancer News

What is Colorectal cancer?

Cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer, and cancer that begins in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Cancers affecting either of these organs also may be called colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer occurs when some of the cells that line the colon or the rectum become abnormal and grow out of control. The abnormal growing cells create a tumor, which is the cancer.

Colon cancer, when discovered early, is highly treatable. Even if it spreads into nearby lymph nodes, surgical treatment followed by chemotherapy is highly successful. In the most difficult cases - when the cancer has metastasized to the liver, lungs or other sites - treatment can prolong and add to one's quality of life.

Researchers at IRB discover a key regulator of colon cancer
Mar 27 14


Colon cancer incidence rates decreasing steeply in older Americans
Mar 17 14


An international study allows a better prediction of the risk of hereditary cancer
Jan 15 14


Colon cancer researchers target stem cells, discover viable new therapeutic path
Dec 01 13


Treatment, survival for colon cancer differs by race
Nov 19 13


Calcium Plus Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Reduce Risk of Hip Fracture or Colorectal Cancer
Nov 18 13


Chronic diseases hinder good cancer survival rates
Nov 15 13


Nuclear Medicine Therapy Increases Survival for Patients with Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases
Nov 06 13


‘Designer’ sedative may provide new alternative for colonoscopy
Oct 28 13


Researchers detail possible resistance mechanisms of colorectal cancer to bevacizumab (Avastin)
Oct 28 13


Colon cancer screening guidelines may miss 10 percent of colon cancers
Oct 22 13


Minimally invasive operation helps elderly patients after colon cancer treatment
Oct 08 13


Scientists urge Europe to shift focus to bowel cancer screening
Sep 29 13


Young patients with metastatic colorectal cancer are at high risk of disease progression and death
Sep 28 13


6 deaths linked to delays in cancer screens
Sep 21 13


Studies confirm colon cancer screening reduces deaths
Sep 19 13


New method for early detection of colon cancer
Sep 04 13


Hybrid screening strategy emerges for colorectal cancer
Aug 27 13


Wait times up 78 percent at VA for colorectal cancer procedures
Aug 26 13


Aspirin tied to smaller lung and colon cancer tumors
Aug 17 13


Scientists learn how soy foods protect against colon cancer
Aug 05 13


What do rotten eggs and colon cancer have in common?
Jul 08 13


Consuming soy peptide may reduce colon cancer metastasis
Jul 08 13


Immune-boosting colorectal cancer drug shows promise
Jul 05 13


Red meat tied to worse colon cancer outcomes: study
Jul 02 13


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