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Study: Colorectal cancer clinically different in younger patients

Colorectal cancer is clinically different in younger patients, according to a study published in Cancer by Jonathan Loree, MD, who was a gastrointestinal medical oncology clinical research fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Patients younger than 50 years old reported microsatellite instability, fewer BRAF V600 mutations, and primary tumors in the distal colon or rectum, according to the study.

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