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2009-03-25 15:26:52

In the 1630s, the Fry family came to the New World with more than just dreams of prosperity and freedom "” they also came with a genetic mutation that increased the likelihood of colon cancer in hundreds, if not thousands, of their descendants. The scientists who traced that gene back almost 370 years are now reporting that routine screening and education can prevent people with the mutated gene from developing cancer. Their new report on Mr. and Mrs. George Fry, who likely arrived in...

2008-03-19 03:00:08

By Garrean, Sean Hering, Justin; Saied, Abdul; Jani, Jigna; Espat, N Joseph Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a rare hereditary syndrome characterized by multiple colorectal polyps and early development of colorectal cancer. Although FAP uniformly involves the large bowel, it may also produce lesions in the stomach and upper intestinal tract. Fundic gland polyps are the most common gastric lesion in FAP. In the general population, these polyps are considered benign and have no...


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