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Bowel cancer categorisation into four subtypes could help to guide treatment, doctors say

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 13 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5433
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Researchers have discovered four distinct subtypes of bowel cancer, each with a definite set of genetic and biological characteristics, which may help the development of tailored treatment.

The study, published in Nature Medicine,1 looked at data from 3443 patients with bowel cancer from around the world. The data included information on genetic mutations, gene …

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