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Ohio State study identifies a likely key driver of colorectal cancer development and progression

  • Posted: April 17, 2014

New targets are needed for agents that will more effectively treat colorectal cancer. This study, led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, identifies a molecule that is probably a key driver of colorectal cancer.

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