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UK scientists recommend gene testing for inherited bowel cancer

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:10
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Cancer researchers who identified the association between mutations in a human gene and an inherited form of bowel cancer are calling on governments to consider genetic screening programmes to identify people at risk.

    Walter Bodmer, honorary head of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratory for Cancer and Immunogenetics at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, has called for the screening. Dr Bodmer is one of the scientists who discovered the APC gene mutations, which are linked to …

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