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Colon cancer blog: New Blood Test For Colorectal Cancer

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Oct 30, 2005

New Blood Test For Colorectal Cancer

New Blood Test For Colorectal Cancer
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in collaboration with Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed a blood test that may be used to diagnose colorectal cancer. They have published the findings in a Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., Article (05-07094, 2005).

Researchers used Indivumed's highly standardized biobank to detect elevated levels of mutated adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene in the plasma of patients with advanced stage colorectal cancers. This gene mutation was also visible in more than 60 percent of patients with early stage cancers.

Since there is no good test other than invasive colonoscopy to detect early stage colon cancer, this test, which is non-invasive may be used as the foundation for a new type of screening tool for general population who do not have any symptoms related to colorectal cancer.

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Colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumor that arises from the inner wall of the large intestine or rectum. Colorectal cancer is the third commonest cancer diagnosed in the United States. Each year over 100,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States. Most, of these cancers develop from growths in the colon called polyps. Removal of these polyps can prevent colon cancer.

Colon cancer blog: New Blood Test For Colorectal Cancer

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