Original Publication Date: 1 April, 2014
Publication / Source: Future Oncology
Authors: Vijaya R Bhatt
Colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer and cancer-related mortality in both men and women in the USA, is certainly a major public health concern. The annual incidence of colorectal cancer has increased from 130,200 in 2000 to 142,820 in 2013 [1,2]. In 2000, it accounted for a total of 56,300 deaths, whereas in 2013, the number of estimated deaths slightly declined to an estimated 50,830 individuals .