The association of telomere length with colorectal cancer differs by the age of cancer onset.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Clinical and translational gastroenterology, Volume 5, p.e52 (2014)

Keywords:

2014, March 2014, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Telomeres are nucleoprotein structures that cap the end of chromosomes and shorten with sequential cell divisions in normal aging. Short telomeres are also implicated in the incidence of many cancers, but the evidence is not conclusive for colorectal cancer (CRC). Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the association of CRC and telomere length.