Colorectal Cancer: the molecular classification of patients that allows for targeted treatments

Portal Prensa Salud

Colorectal cancer is linked to the excessive consumption of red meat, ultra-processed foods, high rates of obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, among other factors that would underlie the rise of this digestive-type disease that has even surpassed the rates of lung cancer, which continues being the first cause of death from cancer in our country. Currently, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the country. A situation that could change if these new cases were diagnosed and treated in time. This is highlighted by Dr. Jaime González, medical supervisor at the Bradford Hill Clinical Research Center, “in these types of diseases, the development of new treatments and therapies that help patients improve their quality of life is crucial.”