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  • Posted: 04/18/2014

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center researchers find a new gene variant that increases the risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meat

A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat, according to study published today in PLOS Genetics.

 

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