Most bowel cancers are caused by a gene turning faulty, which usually defends against tumours.
Once the gene, known as APC, stops working, there’s nothing to stop cancers from developing.
Also, mutated APC has been linked to a rise in proteins that are crucial for other organs, but is cancerous in the bowel.
Previous attempts to stop these proteins – called Wnt – from appearing in the bowel haven’t been perfect, as the drugs used to stop it are toxic to other organs in the body.
This meant developing effective and safe bowel…
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