Exiqon Releases Data on Blood-Based Colorectal Cancer Test | GenomeWeb

Exiqon said this week that it has presented data showing its blood plasma-based microRNA PCR test for the early detection of colorectal cancer can achieve 82 percent sensitivity for detection of the cancer at 89 percent specificity.

Additional validation studies are expected to wrap up by year end, with data available for publication by the end of the first quarter of 2012. Exiqon added that it will begin a “large prospective validation study based on several thousands of individuals” early next year.

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