Clinical Trial Indicates High Sensitivity for Exact Sciences DNA-based Colorectal Cancer Screening Test | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine this week that, in a clinical study, a DNA-based colorectal cancer screening test was better able to detect instances of cancer than a standard immunochemical test.

The test, Exact Sciences' Cologuard, examines DNA methylation markers, mutation markers, and more in combination with hemoglobin levels in patients' stool samples to determine the presence of colorectal cancer.

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