Colon and Rectal Cancer: Prevention, Genetics, Causes
Clinical Trials to Prevent Colon Cancer
Check for colon cancer prevention trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.
Clinical Trials to Prevent Rectal Cancer
Check for rectal cancer prevention trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.
Study Shows Aspirin Reduces Colorectal Cancer in Those at High Risk
Findings from the first large clinical trial of its kind indicate that taking high doses of aspirin daily for at least 2 years substantially reduces the risk of colorectal cancer among people at increased risk of the disease.
- Genetics of Colorectal Cancer (PDQ®)
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Expert-reviewed information summary about the genetics of colorectal cancer, including information about specific genes and family cancer syndromes. The summary also contains information about screening for colorectal cancer and research aimed at prevention of this disease. Psychosocial issues associated with genetic testing and counseling of individuals who may have hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome are also discussed.
Breast and Colon Cancer Family Registries
Two international family registries on breast and colon cancers offer concerned individuals the opportunity to participate in research, and investigators opportunities to conduct valuable research.
Cancer Genetics Services Directory
Directory of professionals who provide services related to cancer genetic risk assessment, counseling, and testing.
Causes and Risk Factors
Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
An interactive tool to help estimate a person's risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk
A fact sheet that explains how certain chemicals are formed in meat that is cooked using high-temperature methods, such as pan frying or grilling, and describes the results of research on the relationship between consumption of these chemicals and cancer risk.