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April 19, 2013

Noninvasive Cancer Test Is Effective, Study Finds

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

A new noninvasive screening test can detect most cases of colorectal cancer and also many precancerous polyps, potentially helping to sharply reduce the death toll from the disease, according to results of a study released on Thursday…But detecting that DNA in the stool is extremely difficult. Virtually all the DNA in the stool comes from bacteria, said […]

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Tags: Cologuard test, Colorectal Cancer, death toll, DNA, Dr. David A. Ahlquist, New York Times, polyps

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