Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation

ANA SANDOIU | December 13, 2018

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New research suggests that the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer, and proposes a combination of two compounds that may halt tumor growth. According to to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States.

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