Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer, or bowel cancer, (CRC) is a cancer or neoplasia that occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. The majority of colorectal cancers appear in an existing polyp in the inner lining that for diverse circumstances becomes a malignant tumor.
World-wide, CRC is the third most diagnosed cancer in men and the second in women, with more than 1.2 million new cases and an estimated 608,700 deaths per year.
GENE OR REGION STUDIED
- C11orf92, C11orf93