Practical Applications of the Molecular Genetics of Colorectal Cancer

  • James Church
  • Graham Casey
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 82)


Predicting the future in medicine is a difficult task, especially in the field of molecular genetics. The rate of progress over the last 8 years has been so great that were it to continue, developments might occur that today are unthinkable. Many of the recent advances have not yet become routine clinical tools, but the next few years will likely see this happen. The effects of future developments and the transfer of current technology from the laboratory to the bedside will have profound effects on all aspects of care of patients with colorectal neoplasia. In this chapter some of the potential effects are discussed.


Colorectal Cancer Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Mismatch Repair Colorectal Neoplasia Virtual Colonoscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Church
    • 1
  • Graham Casey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department ofColorectal SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Lerner Research InstituteThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland

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