Colon Cancer Could Be Indicated By Gut Bacteria

August 9, 2014 3:34 AM

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Analysis of a gut microbe could help distinguish between patients with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer.

The method was more successful than assessing clinical risk factors and fecal occult blood testing, the American Association for Cancer Research reported. The findings were published in a recent edition of the journal Cancer Prevention Research.

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