ICARE Social Media Post March 2020

Colon Cancer and Polyp Risks

New colon cancer and polyposis genes recently identified include NTHL1, POLE, POLD1, MSH3, and RNF43. Previous studies suggest these genes raise the risk for colon cancer and polyposis; however, recent data suggest that environmental factors may also play an important role in risk. Ultimately, these genes account for a very small fraction of polyposis cases.

For more information check out https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31243857 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31227763

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