Non-invasive blood assay can detect early CRC

A novel, blood-based assay improved the detection of advanced and non-advanced adenomas by analyzing cell-free DNA and circulating gastrointestinal epithelial cells, according to research from Digestive Disease Week.In a recorded audio presentation, Shai Friedland, MD, professor of medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center, said techniques to detect circulating cells in the blood have become more sensitive, which creates the potential to detect small adenoma earlier in their development in addition to larger adenomas and CRC.“We have multiple good screening tests, but there areRead More

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