March 1st, 2012

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Shows Promise

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Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S.—more than 143,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease and almost 52,000 will die from it this year, according to National Cancer Institute estimates…However, an investigational, noninvasive, in-home screening test, developed by Exact Sciences in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, currently shows promise as a potential addition to other available screening tools for colorectal cancer…“Colorectal cancer is highly treatable if caught early, but most patients are diagnosed with the disease in its late stages, primarily due to poor screening compliance,” said Dr. Robert Hardi, gastroenterologist and principal investigator for a clinical study evaluating the Exact Sciences test.

North American Press Syndicate, 02/29/2012

Tags: Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Dr. Robert Hardi, Exact Sciences, gastroenterologist, investigational noninvasive in-home screening test, National Cancer Institute

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