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Hotspots for bowel cancer gene found

10th February 2010

A team of researchers from the University of Dundee say they have found genetic hotspots for bowel cancer which could help doctors better treat the disease.

They say a third of the 37,500 people diagnosed with the cancer in the UK each year harbours the DNA code that renders common drugs ineffective and being able to identify these patients early will mean they can be started sooner on treatments that will work. The study is published in the British Journal of Cancer.

 

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