Progressing toward a molecular description of colorectal cancer development.

  title={Progressing toward a molecular description of colorectal cancer development.},
  author={Eric R. Fearon and Peter A. Jones},
  journal={FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology},
  volume={6 10},
During the past decade, the powerful techniques of molecular biology and genetics have been applied to the study of human cancer. Colorectal tumors have proved to be an excellent system in which to search for and study the mutations involved in the development and progression of a common human cancer because of their natural history and several inherited syndromes that strongly predispose to colorectal cancer. A current view is that colorectal cancer results, at least in part, from the… CONTINUE READING

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