Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer, originates in the colon or rectum. It is also called colorectal cancer. A family history or genetics may pre-dispose you to being at risk for colon cancer, but smoking and obesity, dietary factors, and inflammatory bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis can also put you at risk. In some cases, the cancerous section of your colon or rectum can be completely removed through surgery. Your diagnosis and treatment plan at the CTRC will include your input and we’ll work to answer your questions and help you feel confident about your care decisions.
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.
Why choose the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) for colon cancer?
As a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center, the CTRC offers care delivered by a multidisciplinary team
Clinical trials at the CTRC
As a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center, the CTRC offers care delivered by a multidisciplinary team who specializes in all phases of clinical trials.
The CTRC’s team partners with the National Cancer Institute and other organizations to offer clinical trial-based treatment options for all patients—from first diagnosis through extensive treatment.
Our clinicians are familiar with available experimental treatments and first-in-human clinical trials, which are available under special programs for patients who qualify.
Make an appointment
To request an appointment with our team or to make a referral to one of our physicians, please call the CTRC main number: 210-450-1000 or 800-340-2872 or email CTRCReferral@uthscsa.edu.