Norgen scientists examining a stool collection and preservation tube

One of the most lethal cancers globally is colorectal cancer (CRC). Worldwide, it is ranked as the third most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women. CRC is defined as a tissue growth called polyps, occurring in the inner lining of either the colon or rectum area.

centrifuge tubes in ice

Containing trillions of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, the gut microbiome contains the largest population of microbes in the human body.1