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CRC Research Roundup

March 1, 2016

During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, stay up to date on new CRC research from Gastro and CGH.

The article in press sections of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH) and Gastroenterology contain important new research updates on colorectal cancer. Check out the following articles to stay abreast of new research during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Gastroenterology 

Effects of Cancer Stage and Treatment Differences on Racial Disparities in Survival from Colon Cancer: A United States Population-Based Study
By Yinzhi Lai, Chun Wang, et al.
This study finds that there are significant disparities in treatment and survival of black versus white patients with colon cancer. 

Whole-Exome Sequencing Analyses of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Associated Colorectal Cancers
By Ana I. Robles, Giovanni Traverso, Ming Zhang, et al.
The researchers report that colorectal tumors that develop in patients with IBD have distinct genetic features from sporadic colorectal tumors.

CGH

Molecular Biomarkers in the Personalized Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
By Frank A. Sinicrope, et al.
In this editorial, the authors highlight molecular markers that can inform clinical decision making in patients with CRC.

Statin Use is Associated With Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
By Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, et al.
In this large IBD cohort, statin use was inversely associated with risk of CRC.

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