Gut Microbiome Serves as Colorectal Cancer Screening Tool

August 7, 2014 7:30 PM

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Gut Microbiome Serves as Colorectal Cancer Screening Tool

Scientists from the University of Michigan report that an analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment of clinical risk factors and fecal occult blood testing.

They reported the results of their study (“The Human Gut Microbiome as a Screening Tool for Colorectal Cancer”) in Cancer Prevention Research.

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