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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Japan report on methylation in the KEAP1 gene promoter region, and its effects in colorectal cancer. The team examined colorectal cancer cell lines and tissue samples — eight of 10 cell lines had hypermethylated CpG islands in the KEAP1 promoter region, as did 53 percent of 40 tumor tissues tested.

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