NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Small-bowel adenocarcinoma is molecularly distinct from both colorectal cancer and gastric cancer, according to a new genomic profiling study.

An international team of researchers profiled the genomes of tumors from more than 7,500 people, including patients with small-bowel adenocarcinoma, colorectal cancer, and gastric cancer. Small-bowel adenocarcinoma is a rare cancer, occurring 50-fold to 100-fold less often than cancers of the large intestine.

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