Colorectal cancer is the second-highest cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States with approximately 50,000 estimated deaths in 2015. The advanced stages of colorectal cancer has a poor five-year survival rate of 10%, whereas the diagnosis in early stages of development has showed a more favorable five-year survival rate of 90%. Early diagnosis of colorectal cancer is achievable if colorectal polyps, a possible precursor to cancer, are detected and removed before developing into malignancy.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-91)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Biomedical informatics