Relevance of Colonic Mucosal Inflammation to Aetiology

  • P. Earnshaw
  • A. Busuttil
  • A. Ferguson
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 83)


This paper is concerned with two aspects of intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer. In the first part we review the clinical and epidemiological evidence that patients with chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines have an increased risk of the development of colorectal cancer. In the latter part, experimental aspects of intestinal immunological reactions and their relevance to colorectal malignancy are briefly discussed.


Ulcerative Colitis Coeliac Disease Barium Enema Chronic Ulcerative Colitis Rectal Biopsy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Earnshaw
    • 1
  • A. Busuttil
    • 1
  • A. Ferguson
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Pathology, Western General HospitalUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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