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What is the familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) gene?

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In 1991, researchers identified the gene -- called APC -- that is responsible for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). This gene mutation can be detected in 82% of patients with FAP.

From: Inherited Colorectal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic.

The American Journal of Pathology : "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis-Associated Thyroid Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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Cleveland Clinic.

The American Journal of Pathology : "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis-Associated Thyroid Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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