Early-onset colorectal cancer may not be biologically different from average-onset disease

Early-onset colorectal cancer may not be biologically different from average-onset disease

Early-onset colorectal cancer did not appear genomically distinct from average-onset disease, according to results of a retrospective, single-institution analysis published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute.The findings indicate more aggressive treatment for early-onset colorectal cancer is neither necessary nor effective, researchers noted.“This suggests that, biologically, the tumors are the same,” Andrea Cercek, MD, medical oncologist, section head of colorectal cancer and co-director of the Center for Young Onset Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancers at MemorialRead More

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