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Research Projects > 2007 Grantees

Role of MLH1 Promoter, SNP and Diet in Colon Cancer

Project Description

This study examined how dietary factors interact with the MLHI-93GA promoter SNP functions and affect the etiology of microsatellite instability positive and negative, microsatellite stable colorectal tumors. Colorectal cancer cases from Ontario, Newfoundland and Seattle were included and cell studies used colorectal cancer cell lines. These studies helped to better understand how dietary factors can regulate the contribution of the MLHI-93GA polymorphism to colorectal cancer susceptibility at the population level.

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