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Researchers use gut bacteria to map genetic mutations in colorectal cancer tumours.

Colorectal cancer is now understood to be definitely linked to microbial problems in the gut.  Research has shown that the disease is linked with less numbers and diversity in the … Continue Reading Researchers use gut bacteria to map genetic mutations in colorectal cancer tumours.

New nanotech contrast enables blood test for precancerous growth in colon cancer.

Colon cancer is often detected in its earliest stages thanks in part to screening technologies like colonoscopy. By snaking a camera through a patient’s intestines, doctors can identify polyps and … Continue Reading New nanotech contrast enables blood test for precancerous growth in colon cancer.

FDA approves world’s first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the … Continue Reading FDA approves world’s first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer.