colorectal cancer

picture of Kris and Lauren Anderson of Redmond, Washington
December 31, 2020

The start of a new year often brings hope of better days. For Kris Anderson, 51, of Redmond, Washington, the future has rarely looked so bright. On Dec. 8, she received a lobe of liver from her daughter Lauren at UW Medical Center in Seattle.

November 17, 2020

Agency seeks public comment until Nov. 23; recommendation is based on disease's increasing incidence in people under 50.

March 4, 2019

People who receive a diagnosis of colon cancer before age 50 are more likely to be have a later stage of the disease, compared with older patients, according to a preview of

March 19, 2018

March is Colorectal Cancer Month. In these video soundbites, Dr. Erin O. Lange, a UW Medicine colorectal surgeon, talks about symptoms to watch for, no matter your age.

An international team of researchers, including several from the University of Washington, has identified six new locations in the human genome where people could be more at risk for colorectal cancer.

Eating processed meat is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and, for about one-third of the general population who carry a common genetic variant, the risk of eating processed meat is even higher compared to those who do not.

Fifty-seven percent of physicians correctly assessed female patients’ risk for ovarian cancer and 62 percent correctly assessed their risk for colon cancer in a

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