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DNA test for colorectal ancer

 
  October, 31 2000 11:19
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Researchers find new, more accurate way to detect precancerous and curable-stage
colorectal cancer

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Mayo Clinic researchers working in collaboration with scientists at EXACT Laboratories, Inc. of Maynard, Mass have developed a new, non-invasive test that was 91 percent sensitive for detecting cancer throughout the colon, according to a study released today in the journal of Gastroenterology. Each year, 56,000 people in the United States die from cancer of the colon and rectum.

Contact:
Mary Lawson
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-266-00810
Mayo Clinic


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