Cigarette smoking increases risk for CRC

The risk for colorectal cancer increased with cigarette smoking, according to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.“The association is driven by the selective effect of smoking on the risk of CRC developing through the [microsatellite] pathway,” Edoardo Botteri, PhD, from the section for colorectal cancer screening at the Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, and colleagues wrote. “Our findings support smoking cessation to reduce the risk of CRC. Further evaluations of the molecular mechanisms through which smoking affects colorectal carcinogenesis areRead More

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