Filipinos genetically predisposed to colon cancer?

Filipinos could have a genetic risk for developing colon cancer, said Dr. Noel Sunico-Rodriguez Fajardo, a Filipino-American physician whose advocacy is to help the fight against colon cancer. Fajardo, a Las Vegas-based gastroenterologist, had his internal medicine specialization at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He had a subspecialty training in gastroenterology and hepatology and GI motility at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. A decade ago he founded Las Vegas Gastroenterology, a clinic that serves the needs of the Fil-Am community in Las Vegas. "Our clinic is unique in that we have access to a huge Filipino-American population. There are phenotype charac...

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