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Nov 2007 Diseases of the colon and rectum

High frequency of chromosome 14 deletion in early-onset colon cancer.


Mourra N, Zeitoun G, Buecher B, Finetti P, Lagarde A, Adelaide J, Birnbaum D, Thomas G, Olschwang S


Several genes have been recognized, when mutated in the germline, to highly predispose to colorectal cancer, impairing the DNA mismatch repair system in hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer syndrome, or APC/MYH in adenomatous polyposis. However, 10 percent of microsatellite stable colorectal cancer is reported to develop in an unexplained context of genetic predisposition. This study was designed to depict the genetic mechanisms underlying early-onset microsatellite stable colon cancers.

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