Karyotypic Characteristics of Colorectal Tumors

  • Georgia Bardi
  • Nikos Pandis
  • Felix Mitelman
  • Sverre Heim
Part of the Contemporary Biomedicine book series (CB, volume 13)


Colorectal cancer is not only one of the most common human malignancies, but one with a high mortality rate. A variety of mechanisms have been implicated in the development of colorectal cancer, including dietary and other environmental as well as genetic factors, especially somatic cell mutations. In spite of the utilization of numerous histopathologic and other tumor markers (1–3), the management of patients with this disease is difficult and prognostication remains notoriously unreliable.


Colorectal Carcinoma Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Large Bowel Colorectal Tumor Chromosome Aberration 
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  • Georgia Bardi
  • Nikos Pandis
  • Felix Mitelman
  • Sverre Heim

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