Latest Mouse models of colorectal and intestinal cancer Stories
Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear.
It is not only genetics that predispose to bowel cancer; microbes living in the gut help drive the development of intestinal tumors.
High levels of iron could raise the risk of bowel cancer by switching on a key pathway in people with faults in a critical anti-cancer gene.
A new study provides insight into where colon cancer may come from and possible therapeutic targets for the disease.
Colorectal cancer cells trigger a set of genes similar to those found in intestinal stem cells, scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have found.
Researchers at the Faculty of Health Sciences have succeeded in decoding the genetic key that gives particular intestinal cells their identity.
Colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of death from cancer in the United States, is associated with an abnormally high rate of increase in the number of cells lining the colon (colonic hyperproliferation).