April 3rd, 2012

Mayo Clinic Finds Two Genes for Colon Cancer Tests

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Mayo Clinic researchers were expected to announce today that they have identified two genetic markers that can be used to identify colon cancer from a stool sample. "The study involved 500 patients, ages 50 to 80, who had no symptoms and who recently had a colonoscopy with normal results," says a clinic announcement.  Two specific genes were found to be useful for results that were "consistent, regardless of whether patients smoked, consumed alcohol, took aspirin or were obese."

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Tags: Cancer, colon cancer, colonoscopy, Genomics, Research

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