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Thérèse M.F. Tuohy, Kerry G. Rowe, Geraldine P. Mineau, Richard Pimentel, Randall W. Burt and N. Jewel Samadder Risk of colorectal cancer and adenomas in the families of patients with adenomas: A population-based study in Utah Cancer 120

Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28227

This population-based study of 126,936 individuals from Utah who underwent colonoscopy found that relatives of patients with adenomas and advanced adenomas had an increased risk of colorectal cancer and adenomas compared with relatives of unaffected controls. Although first-degree relatives were at the greatest risk, an elevated risk of colorectal neoplasia could be detected out to distant third-degree relatives.

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