Research

Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers in gastrointestinal cancer research and gastroenterology and hepatology research are studying new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating colon cancer.

Cancer research is conducted in coordination with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives funding from the National Cancer Institute and is designated as a comprehensive cancer center — recognition for an institution's scientific excellence and multidisciplinary resources focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on colon cancer on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Feb. 23, 2016
References
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  2. AskMayoExpert. Colon cancer (surgical management). Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2015.
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