Researchers Identify Genetic Mutations in Appendix Cancer

Because cancer of the appendix is rare and has not been adequately researched, patients with appendiceal neoplasms often receive chemotherapy treatments that are intended for colorectal cancer. However, in a study recently published in JCO Precision Oncology , researchers found that appendiceal tumors had clear molecular differences compared with colorectal cancers and other cancers. Senior author Olivier Harismendy, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at University of California San Diego Moor...
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