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Top 10 Facts about Colon Cancer Development

August 15, 2017

You’ve heard of colon cancer, but you probably don’t know how it forms. You also might not know that young-onset colon cancer is increasing at a rapid pace. Let’s take a few minutes to talk about how colon cancer develops.

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Gene Editing Could Enhance Colon Cancer Research

July 20, 2017

When I was in high school, my favorite class was biology. I will always remember our chapter on DNA and the double helix model discovered by Watson and Crick. How was everything in nature created by four proteins? Adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine: when connected correctly, they create... read more

Be Informed About Young-Onset Colon Cancer and Know Your Risk

July 6, 2017

Colon cancer statistics can be pretty depressing. Did you know that 1 out of every 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer at some point in life? Or that colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States? According to Fight Colorectal Cancer, it is... read more

Antibiotic Use Could Influence Polyp Development

June 22, 2017

They come in every flavor imaginable. Grape, cherry, strawberry, orange, and even bubble gum! I’m not talking about lollipops or Jolly Ranchers. I’m talking about antibiotics.

If there is one statement we can all agree on, it’s that most medicine... read more

Cancer Rates are Falling? It Depends on How You Look at It

June 7, 2017

When I was a kid, I remember how much the word “cancer” scared me. It was a mysterious, dreaded disease that seemed to have no survivors. In my young mind, a diagnosis of cancer was like a death sentence. But this is certainly not the case... read more