Discovery of a novel gene for hereditary colon cancer

The formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated. The large-scale appearance of polyps is often due to a hereditary cause; in this case the disease can occur in multiple family members. Now a team of researchers has discovered genetic changes in the MSH3 gene in patients and identified a new rare form of hereditary colon cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)