In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in the Netherlands report on the association between matrix metalloproteinases MMP-2 and MMP-9 in normal mucosa and outcome in colorectal cancer patients. The team analyzed MMP-2 and MMP-9 levels in normal colorectal mucosa from colorectal cancer patients and found that a high protein expression of either one in the normal mucosa was correlated with worse five-year survival.

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