News Release: Proteins may improve screening for colorectal cancer

20 Nov 2017 5:00 PM | Anonymous

AMSTERDAM, NOVEMBER 20 2017 – While colorectal cancer screening already saves many thousands of lives, there is still room for improvement. By looking at a combination of specific proteins rather than at a single blood protein alone, substantially more patients with colorectal cancer and advanced adenomas could be detected. The study describing these findings, conducted by researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and VU University Medical Center, is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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