Increased cyclooxygenase-2 expression in duodenal compared with colonic tissues in familial adenomatous polyposis and relationship to the -765G -> C COX-2 polymorphism.

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BACKGROUND Colorectal cancers arising in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) can be largely prevented by polyp surveillance and prophylactic colectomy. As a result, duodenal adenocarcinoma has become a leading cause of death in patients with FAP. Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibition is effective against colorectal polyposis in FAP, but is less… (More)

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