Clínic Barcelona

A study defines the risk of colon cancer in patients with serrated polyposis

A study led by researchers from Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS defines more precisely the risk of developing colon cancer in patients with serrated polyposis, a syndrome in which colorectal polyps have a characteristic gear morphology. In a study published in the journal Gut, researchers have confirmed that this syndrome predisposes to colon cancer but with a lower risk than the previously published. Dr. Francesc Balaguer, head of the High Risk Colorectal Cancer Unit at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and researcher at the Gastrointestinal and pancreatic oncology IDIBAPS team, has coordinated this study. The first author of the paper is Dr. Sabela Carballal, specialist at the Gastroenterology Department at Hospital Clinic.