Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1997 / Article

Clinical Gastroenterology | Open Access

Volume 11 |Article ID 859106 |

Dawna M Gilchrist, "Hereditary Colon Cancer", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 11, Article ID 859106, 3 pages, 1997.

Hereditary Colon Cancer

Received10 Dec 1996
Accepted04 Mar 1997


Hereditary colon cancer comprises approximately 10% of total colon cancer, a disease that affects 6% of the North American population. Knowledge of molecular genetics of familial adenomatous polyposis and hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer has improved our diagnostic abilities and management, as well as furthered our understanding of the mechanisms of tumour initiation and progression.

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