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You, your family, and hereditary cancer.
@2013 Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Unit, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Last Update: 10/22/2013
Research activities of the FGICU
Along with the clinical services, the FGICU group maintains a very active research program that studies different aspects of colorectal cancer.
1. Study of colorectal cancers without polyposis and inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion but not Lynch type. This is likely the largest group of familial cancers and the causing hereditary defects have not yet been found. We are taking different strategic approaches in order to unveil the underlying inherited defects. The studies are performed in collaboration with different institutions such as Baylor College, Harvard, Creighton University, Universidad Complutense and the Spanish collaborative group on the study of colorectal cancer (Epicolon consortium).
2. Study of the unique features of African Americans and other minorities with hereditary
1. Study of the chemo-
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