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Research in the area of colorectal cancer is advancing at Baylor with a focus on the study of genes that may predispose certain families to cancer risk. Other research will evaluate medications and foods that may reduce the risk of developing colon polyps, investigate the JC virus (a commonly carried virus suspected in the causation of colorectal cancer) and seek a better understanding of how chronic inflammation leads to colon cancer.
Baylor is working with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other centers across the nation to study a variety of issues regarding digestive diseases. Among these are:
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