Familial CRC tied to better survival, study shows

03/29/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Colorectal cancer patients who have first-degree relatives who were diagnosed with the disease had an 11% lower mortality risk than those with no familial link, according to research from the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine. The U.K. data showed patients with family history of the cancer more often had right-sided tumors, and the larger the number of family members diagnosed with CRC, the better the survival odds.

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