Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease? A potential role for folate.

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Patients with ulcerative colitis have an increased risk for developing colon cancer compared to the general population. The risk is related to the extension of the disease and its duration. This risk is the same for Crohn's colitis patients of equal extension and duration. By chemoprevention we mean the use of specific natural or synthetic chemical agents… (More)

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