Document Type : Review Article


1 Department of Micrbiology, Faculty of biology, Islamic Azad University, North Branch,Tehran, Iran

2 MSc Microbiology from Shridhar University Rajasthan, Now doing job as a microbiologist in clinical laboratory ludhiana City, punjab State, India.



Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common type of cancer worldwide. It develops through a gradual accumulation of genetic and epigenetic changes, leading to the transformation of normal colonic mucosa into invasive cancer. Approximately 90% of colorectal cancer cases are sporadic without family history or genetic predisposition, while in less than 10% a causative genetic event has been identified. Since personalized medicine works on three subjects of determining disease indices in people, choosing the best therapeutic method and predicting disease relapse, it seems that regarding colorectal cancer, more researches are required in order to achieve favorable results. The recent advances in molecular biology and the genetic classification of CRC are essential to individualize these therapies and will be basic for improving the treatment in the next years. We are optimistic about the success of personalized medicine for this disease.