Performance of the Use of Genetic Information to Assess the Risk of Colorectal Cancer in the Basque Population

The risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) is partially associated with genetics. Different studies have provided valuable genetic information to understand the biology behind CRC and to build models of genetic risk. However, the study of the applicability of such genetic information within the Basque population is limited. Thus, our objectives were to find out if the genetic variants associated with CRC in other populations are the same in the Basque population and to assess the performance of the use of genetic information to calculate the risk of developing CRC. We found that the available genetic information can be applied to the Basque population, although local genetic variation can affect its use. Our findings will help to refine the use of CRC genetic risk calculation in the Basque population, and we expect that our findings could be useful for other populations.


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