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What is the current state of research in colon cancer?

Much of the current research in colon cancer focuses on two areas. The first involves the genetic mutations in colon cancer cells that lead them to become malignant. Researchers are exploring how different mutations can direct treatment and prognosis. The second area of research involves investigating how we can help our body’s immune system to fight colon cancer.

Dr. Daniel M. Labow, MD
Surgical Oncologist

Current colon cancer research includes trials of new types of chemotherapy. But Daniel Labow, MD, an oncologist at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, says he's most exicited about research on genetic profiling to personalize colon cancer treatment.

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