Chemical changes may help pinpoint colon cancer risk, study says

06/10/2008 | Yahoo!

British scientists reported Tuesday that subtle changes in methylation -- a chemical process that can switch genes on and off -- may allow abnormal, cancer-causing cells to continue reproducing. Results of the study, which focused on 18 genes involved in the early stages of colon cancer, could be used to identify individuals susceptible to the disease, a researcher said.

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