colon cancer

Study finds new genetic susceptibilities for colon cancer

Vanderbilt researchers at have found new genes that put people at higher risk for colon cancer and rectal cancer. 

Better adenoma detection

Fluorescent nanoparticles clearly identified colonic adenomas — precursors to colorectal cancer — in mice, and the formulation should translate to clinical use in humans.

Probing the tumor microenvironment

Vanderbilt researchers used single-cell sequencing, imaging, and computational approaches to characterize the colonic tumor microenvironment, providing important insights to the components that play roles in colorectal tumor pathogenesis.

Janet Darnell received a life-saving lung transplant. Five months later she received life-saving surgery for colon cancer. She calls herself a “walking miracle.”

Without the lung transplant, the cancer may never have been detected.

As an 11-year cancer survivor, Lori Martin, BSN, MBA, RT(R), knows firsthand the importance of colorectal cancer screening.

Martin shares colorectal cancer story, urges early detection

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital’s Lori Martin uses her own experiences to educate patients about the importance of early detection of colorectal cancer.

‘DNA’ podcast Season 2 explores COVID, science and trust in communities

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