Published in Cancer Weekly, February 13th, 2001
The causes of IBD and colorectal cancer (which occurs more often in people with IBD) are unknown. Some researchers have suggested that IBD and colorectal cancer might share a common cause and, therefore, relatives of patients with IBD could be at an increased risk of this malignant disease.
Johan Askling and colleagues from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, aimed to assess cancer rates among first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, and offspring) of patients with IBD to try to establish whether an...
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