Serrated adenoma of the colorectum and the DNA-methylator phenotype

Serrated adenomas (SA) of the colorectum show features intermediate between hyperplastic polyps (HP) and adenomas. HP and SA are related lesions and there is now strong evidence for a 'serrated-polyp pathway' to colorectal cancer (CRC) that is largely independent of the classic adenoma-to-carcinoma sequence. A recently recognized lesion in this pathway is a… CONTINUE READING