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Jefferson Scientists Find New Link Between Gene And Hereditary Colon Cancer

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April 26, 2000
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The evidence is mounting against the FHIT gene. Located in the genome’s most fragile region on chromosome 3, FHIT, when damaged, has already been implicated in contributing to a number of cancers, such as esophageal, gastric, kidney, breast and lung. Now, researchers at Jefferson Medical College have unexpectedly found evidence indicating that FHIT may also play a role in a common form of hereditary colorectal cancer.

The evidence is mounting against the FHIT gene. Located in the genome’s most fragile region on chromosome 3, FHIT, when damaged, has already been implicated in contributing to a number of cancers, such as esophageal, gastric, kidney, breast and lung.


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Jefferson Medical College. (2000, April 26). Jefferson Scientists Find New Link Between Gene And Hereditary Colon Cancer. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000426075807.htm
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