Cancer Types

Colorectal Cancer

  • Decoding Disparities in Colorectal Cancer

    People of African descent who receive genetic testing have fewer actionable mutations compared with white people—suggesting fewer available treatment options.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Colorectal Cancer in Young People

    While colorectal cancer incidence has gone down among older people, incidence rates have steadily increased for people under age 50. Younger people are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage and have unique challenges that come with facing cancer in their prime.

    by Erin O’Donnell

  • Comparing Costs of At-Home Colorectal Screening Tests

    Cologuard and FIT have been found equally effective at screening for colorectal cancer and are widely used, but FIT is a fraction of the cost of Cologuard.

    by Jon Kelvey

  • Keep That Colonoscopy Appointment

    Experts weigh in on a recent study appearing to show that colonoscopy had lower-than-expected efficacy for preventing colorectal cancer.

    by Pamela Rafalow Grossman

  • What We Know About Ultraprocessed Foods and Cancer Risk

    Research has linked highly processed foods like deli meat to a higher risk of colorectal cancer in men.

    by Jon Kelvey

  • Forward Look

    What’s Next?

    Artificial intelligence may help to classify colorectal polyps.

    by Nancy Averett

  • Survivor Profile

    Strength in the Pack

    While undergoing treatment for colon cancer, Trevor Maxwell started Man Up to Cancer, a support community for men.

    by Jon Kelvey

  • Q&A

    The Certainty of Uncertainty

    After a stage IV cancer diagnosis, Kate Bowler publishes a second memoir that explores the precarious nature of her own mortality.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Forward Look

    Predicting Colorectal Cancer Recurrence

    Liquid biopsy tests can find tiny amounts of disease that remain after surgery and chemotherapy.

    by Kris Conner

  • Healthy Habits

    An Alternative to Meat

    Are new plant-based meat alternatives a better way to satisfy burger cravings?

    by Erin O’Donnell