Bowel cancer

5 distinct subtypes of colorectal cancer identified

Five subtypes of colorectal adenocarcinoma have been identified by Queensland researchers based on increases in DNA methylation with age. Researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane have shown that there are five clinically and molecularly distinct subgroups of colorectal cancer based on CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP). They identified subtype clusters using ...

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