Searching the Gene Responsible to Familial Polyposis Coli (FAP)
Colorectal cancer is one of the common cancers in the world. Interestingly, the incidence of colon cancer in Japan has increased sharply in the last 10 years, probably due to the change in diet as Japan has been westernized. Although this malignancy is curable if a cancer is detected at an early stage, many cancers are still found at an advanced or incurable stage. We do not understand the changes occur ing at a molecular genetic level in colon cancers. However, as a result of the recent developments in molecular biology, alterations in DNA or chromosomal changes in colorectal cancer cells have been discovered (1, 2).
KeywordsFamilial Adenomatous Polyposis Adenomatous Polyposis Coli Adenomatous Polyp Colon Polyp Familial Polyposis
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