Incidence of Colon Cancer associated with Obesity
Presenter: Alex Weston
Published: August 2011
Age: 18-22 and upwards
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Source/institution: University of Houston Downtown
The aim of this presentation is to discuss the correlation between obesity and colon cancer. Obesity and colon cancer are meditated through four cellular pathways including: PI3k/Akt, IGF, Wnt/B-catenin, and Inflammation. It is the improper regulation of these four pathways, due to obesity, that lead to hallmarks of cancer that cause carcinogenic pathologies associated with the colon.