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New Gene Mutation Identified In Colon Cancer

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December 9, 1999
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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A newly identified genetic mutation may account for up to nine percent of the colon cancer cases diagnosed in the United States, report scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and other research centers in the November 15 issue of Cancer Research. The gene mutation was also found in several other types of cancers as well as in healthy individuals.

Also found in other cancers and healthy individuals


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