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Challenges in Colorectal Cancer
  1. Madhava Pai,
  2. Ruben Canelo

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Edited by John H Scholefield, Herand Abcarian, Axel Grothey, Tim Maughan. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006, £69.50, pp 296. ISBN 9781405127066.

Colorectal adenocarcinoma (colorectal cancer; CRC) is the third most common type of cancer and the fourth most frequent cause of death due to cancer worldwide. Almost 1 million new cases of CRC occur annually, amounting to 492 000 related deaths. In developed countries, it is the second most common type of tumour, with a lifetime risk of …

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