Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer remains one of the most prevalent cancers in the world. The occurrence and progression of GI cancer involve multiple events. Metabolic reprogramming is one of the hallmarks of cancer and is intricately related to tumorigenesis. Many metabolic genes are involved in the occurrence and development of GI cancer. Research approaches combining tumor genomics and metabolomics are more likely to provide deeper insights into this field. In this paper, we review the roles of metabolism-associated genes, especially those involved in the regulation pathways, in the occurrence and progression of GI cancer. We provide the latest progress and future prospect into the different molecular mechanisms of metabolism-associated genes involved in the occurrence and development of GI cancer.
Keywords: Colorectal cancer; Gastric cancer; Gastrointestinal cancer; Metabolism-associated genes.
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