Task Force Recommends Genetic Testing for Newly Diagnosed Colon Cancer Patients | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A group of experts has recommended that newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients should receive genetic tests to identify which ones may have Lynch syndrome, the American Gastroenterological Association said today.

The US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, a group of specialists representing several professional organizations, recommends all new colorectal cancer patients should be tested for evidence of mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency.

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