Why are more people under 50 getting colon cancer?

Colorectal cancer typically affects older adults, usually over age 50, but according to recent studies, the percentage of colorectal cancer cases in younger patients is increasing. Recommended screenings for men and women are typically initiated at age 50 to find and remove premalignant polyps, and thereby reduce the risk of cancer. We know early screening … Continue reading Why are more people under 50 getting colon cancer?

New Blood Test Could Eliminate the Need for Screening Colonoscopies

Imagine a world without routine colonoscopies. Because of a new blood test we developed at Baylor Research Institute, this could potentially become a reality. Our team of researchers at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Lab has spent the last several years working on the discovery and validation of biomarkers that can facilitate the early detection of … Continue reading New Blood Test Could Eliminate the Need for Screening Colonoscopies