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Gene Reactivation Turns Colorectal Cancer into Normal Tissue

By manipulating a single gene, researchers turned cancerous colorectal cells back into normal tissue in experiments with mice. The strategy may eventually become one of the mainstays for a hard-to-treat malignancy, which kills nearly 700,000 people a year. If caught early using a screening technique called a colonoscopy, colorectal cancer is easily treated by surgery.   But once cancer spreads, it becomes very hard to conquer, according to Scott Lowe, a researcher with the...

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