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Juárez-Vázquez CI, Rosales-Reynoso MA
Colorectal cancer (CCR): genetic and molecular alterations
Gac Med Mex 2014; 150 (2)

Language: Español
References: 93
Page: 154-164
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The aim of this review is to present a genetic and molecular overview of colorectal carcinogenesis (sporadic and hereditary origin) as a multistage process, where there are a number of molecular mechanisms associated with the development of colorectal cancer and genomic instability that allows the accumulation of mutations in proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, chromosomal instability, and methylation and microsatellite instability, and the involvement of altered expression of microRNAs’ prognosis factors.

Key words: Colorectal cancer, Polyposis syndrome, Molecular mechanism, Oncogene, Tumor suppressor gene, MicroRNA.


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