Colon Epithelial Cells (image) Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) Share Print E-Mail Caption The epithelial cells of the colon (in blue) form a thin layer that covers the colon. Herein lie the cells which give rise to colon cancer. Credit © E. Batlle lab, IRB Barcelona. Autor: Alexandre Calon Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.