Author(s): Jobin C
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Abstract At a simplistic level, colorectal cancer arises from mutations in various proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Aside from genetically inherited factors, environmental, lifestyle, and dietary habits have all been identified as risk agents promoting mutational events leading to the development of colorectal cancer. This "In Focus" presents evidence that the intestinal endogenous bacterial community represents a risk factor for the development of colorectal cancer. ©2013 AACR.
This article was published in Cancer Discov
and referenced in Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine