Genetic epidemiology

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Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive cancer that is associated with early metastases, smoking, good initial response of chemotherapy, high risk of relapse and high mortality. The paper is the first complete case-story of a small cell lung cancer in a pediatric patient. The article was published in Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
Stefan De Vogel has published an article at the journal of Cancer, biomarkers & prevention where he shows that high plasma concentrations of methionine and betaine, and vitamins B2 and B6 may reduce risk of developing colorectal adenomas. In addition to B-vitamins, methyl group donors such as methionine and betaine may play a role in colorectal carcinogenesis.