Twin Cities Business
by Don Jacobson
A prominent Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist who co-invented the Cologuard stool test for colorectal cancer now says he and his colleagues at Exact Sciences Corp. have also developed a highly accurate blood DNA test for detecting liver cancer. Dr. John Kisiel, a consultant in Mayo’s gastroenterology and hepatology division and an assistant medical school professor, originally co-developed the cancer-detection method used in Cologuard, which was licensed to Madison, Wisconsin-based Exact Sciences under a 2009 scientific collaboration and venture capital investment.
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Context: Speaking at the 2018 Digestive Disease Week conference, the world’s largest gathering of gastroenterologists and scientists in the field, Kisiel laid out the results of a novel panel of six DNA biomarkers in detecting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer.
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