Tag Archives: 2012 Research News in Review

FIGHTING ON: CRC Research 2012 in Review

This past year has brought remarkable scientific advances in the understanding of colorectal cancer (CRC), and—as usual with science—opened up even more questions to be answered in 2013 and beyond. Here are just a few highlights: Your BODY: Peering inside cells In 2012, scientists penetrated deeper inside cells to better understand why and how normal cells become cancerous and spread (metastasize) through the body. (1)   For the first time ever, 150 researchers with the Cancer Genome Atlas Project—a collaboration of dozens of U.S. institutions–mapped the entire genome for each of 250 different colorectal cancers. Instead of just looking for specific mutated genes, they mapped literally the entire DNA package of