Study identifies new gene mutations linked to colorectal cancer in African-Americans

January 13, 2015 2:45 PM

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Study identifies new gene mutations linked to colorectal cancer in African-Americans

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified new gene mutations unique to colon cancers in African Americans - the population with the highest incidence and death rates of any group for this disease.

This discovery - namely, that colorectal cancers appear different on a molecular level in African Americans - offers new hope for these patients. With this groundbreaking knowledge, scientists now will seek to develop treatments that target the distinct nature of the disease in African Americans - a...

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