Fair offers 40-foot model of human colon

By Peter Neumann

Fair offers 40-foot model of human colon

June 18, 2010 Updated Aug 1, 2008 at 1:39 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana State Fair exhibit promoting
education about colorectal cancer includes a 40-foot model of the
human colon that visitors can crawl through.

The free exhibit at the Clarian Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion on
Aug. 6-17 is dubbed "Colossal Colon" and depicts healthy colon
tissue as well as tissue with hemorrhoids, cancerous and
non-cancerous polyps, Crohn's disease, diverticulosis, ulcerative
colitis and various stages of colon cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer and will cause
nearly 50,000 deaths in the United States this year, according to
the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, which is co-sponsoring
the exhibit with Clarian.

The center will also collect blood samples from donors to help
prostate and breast cancer research.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)






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