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  • biotuesday biotuesday Apr 19, 2013 10:57 AM Flag

    The approval of blood tests to facilitate colorectal cancer screening is very much welcomed.....

    ....The U.S. level of compliance for colorectal cancer screening is a relatively low 45% to 50% as a national average, compared with screening compliance rates for other cancers, such as prostate, breast and cervical, which range from about 65% to 85%.

    “The approval of blood tests to facilitate colorectal cancer screening is very much welcomed as we attempt to significantly increase compliance with screening colonoscopy at the appropriate age as there is still, unfortunately, a significant percentage of the U.S. population that has not undergone screening for colorectal cancer,” Dr. Robert Burakoff, clinical chief of gastroenterology and director of the Center for Digestive Diseases and of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, said in a statement regarding ColonSentry last year...

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