Colon Cancer

Posted 1 year ago by Wales Gene Park

The Scotty Study: whole genome sequencing study of young colon cancer patients and their parents Scientists in Edinburgh are leading a groundbreaking UK-wide study that could help doctors and scientists identify patients at risk of developing bowel cancer and find new treatments for the disease. Professor Malcolm Dunlop and his team from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre is leading the SCOTTY study (Sequencing of COlon Trios in The Young). Funded by Cancer Research UK, the research group is studying the genetic make-up of patients who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer at a very young age. The scientists are searching for mutations in the DNA of young bowel cancer patients, to enable them to define more of the underlying genetic causes of the disease. There are around 41,700 new bowel cancer cases in the UK every year*, and every year around 16,000 people in the UK die from the...

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