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Blood test detects colon cancer in single-center study

Key clinical point: A single-center study suggests a blood test can detect colorectal cancer, abnormal growths.

Major finding: A blood test detected 11 of 11 cases of colorectal cancer in a study, while also spotting a majority of cases in which participants had advanced adenomas.

Study details: A prospective study of 354 participants.

Disclosures: CellMax Life funded the study. Authors reported financial ties and agreements with Boston Scientific, Capsovision, CellMax Life, and Telomere Diagnostics.


Friedland S et al. DDW 2020, eposter 575.