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Every year, about one million new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed worldwide. About 150,000 new cases are detected each year in the United States. Over a lifetime, about 1 in 19 people develop colon cancer and nearly 50,000 people are expected to die from it in the U.S. this year. According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., accounting for about 10 percent of all cancer deaths.
Synthetic food additive causes detrimental effects on the gut microbiota

Synthetic food additive causes detrimental effects on the gut microbiota

Treatment with common allergy medication linked to improved immunotherapy response

Treatment with common allergy medication linked to improved immunotherapy response

New molecule can effectively deplete cancer-protecting cells inside tumors

New molecule can effectively deplete cancer-protecting cells inside tumors

Study analyzes the role of eIF4A3 protein in cancer cell growth

Study analyzes the role of eIF4A3 protein in cancer cell growth

Study explores the effectiveness of a natural protein against colon cancer cells

Study explores the effectiveness of a natural protein against colon cancer cells

New multimodal diagnostic can detect cancer cells and pinpoint tumor location

New multimodal diagnostic can detect cancer cells and pinpoint tumor location

Updated Families SHARE workbook helps people use family history to assess disease risk

Updated Families SHARE workbook helps people use family history to assess disease risk

ASU study reveals how diets high in saturated fats cause colon cancer

ASU study reveals how diets high in saturated fats cause colon cancer

Commonly used antidepressant drugs can also help the immune system to attack cancer

Commonly used antidepressant drugs can also help the immune system to attack cancer

Study shows how abnormal number of chromosomes could become a weak point for cancer cells

Study shows how abnormal number of chromosomes could become a weak point for cancer cells

Microbe found in the colon may promote breast cancers

Microbe found in the colon may promote breast cancers

Triple drug combination keeps people with metastatic colon cancer disease free for longer time

Triple drug combination keeps people with metastatic colon cancer disease free for longer time

Scientists identify new target to deliver anti-cancer drugs to tumor cells

Scientists identify new target to deliver anti-cancer drugs to tumor cells

New combination therapy could be effective in treating aggressive cancers with common mutations

New combination therapy could be effective in treating aggressive cancers with common mutations

Scientists discover link between two signaling pathways crucial to growth of colon cancer

Scientists discover link between two signaling pathways crucial to growth of colon cancer

Scientists identify mechanism involved in new precision cancer drug for blood cancers

Scientists identify mechanism involved in new precision cancer drug for blood cancers

Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk for Heart Disease

Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk for Heart Disease

New approach could slow colon cancer metastasis

New approach could slow colon cancer metastasis

Researchers solve an ancient cancer mystery

Researchers solve an ancient cancer mystery

Researchers show how gut microbiomes change the nature of cancer mutations

Researchers show how gut microbiomes change the nature of cancer mutations