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Hopkins Researchers Find Genetic Colon Cancer Change In Healthy Cells

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November 4, 1998
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Johns Hopkins scientists have found a genetic alteration associated with common forms of colon cancer in patients' normal cells. The same abnormality, called loss of imprinting (LOI), also appears, the researchers say, in a significant number of healthy people, offering a possibility of predicting as many as 40 percent of new colon cancer cases before they start.

Johns Hopkins scientists have found a genetic alteration associated with common forms of colon cancer in patients' normal cells. The same abnormality, called loss of imprinting (LOI), also appears, the researchers say, in a significant number of healthy people, offering a possibility of predicting as many as 40 percent of new colon cancer cases before they start.


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