The genetics of colorectal cancer.

@article{Calvert2002TheGO,
  title={The genetics of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Paula M Calvert and Harold A. Frucht},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={137 7},
  pages={603-12}
}
Colon cancer is a common disease in both men and women. Because 5% of persons (1 in 20 persons) will develop colorectal cancer, this disease is an important public health issue. Colon cancer is usually observed in one of three specific patterns: sporadic, inherited, or familial. Sporadic disease, with no familial or inherited predisposition, accounts for approximately 70% of colorectal cancer in the population. Sporadic colon cancer is common in persons older than 50 years of age, probably as a… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 76 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 61 references

Colon cancer screening. Gastroenterology

RW Burt
Review The Genetics of Colorectal Cancer • 2002

Recommendations for Clinical Cancer Screening* Disease Risk Factors Screening Method Age at Which To Begin Screening, y Frequency Colon cancer

U Kressner, M Inganäs, +3 authors B Glimelius
Annals of Internal Medicine Volume • 2002
View 1 Excerpt

Current applications of genetic technology in predisposition testing and microsatellite instability assays.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology • 2000
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…