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Research establishes strong association between family history and increased risk of colorectal cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases

SourceMayo Clinic

How much impact does a family history of colon cancer have on the development of CRC in patients with IBD? To address this question, Mayo Clinic researchers conducted a population-based study that estimated the risk of CRC in a cohort of patients with IBD and the significance of family history of CRC in a first-degree relative. The results of this study were published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2019.

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