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Stool-Based Detection of Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the most deadly cancers in the industrialized world. However, dangerous malignancies occur after multiple committed genetic steps at the cellular level that happen over years. Colonoscopy is the gold standard to identify these events early. Today's guest is Dr. Erica Barnell from Genoscopy. New technology can identify key biomarkers of cancer in the stool, offering a non-invasive and sensitive home detection method.

Jul 23, 2022 by Dr. Kevin Folta in Talking Biotech

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Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death, but is remarkably treatable if caught early. Unfortunately, because of the invasive nature of the colonoscopy, many elect not to have this procedure done in a regular and timely manner. Colorectal cancers advance from normal cells through several distinct neoplasias, each with distinct patterns of gene expression. Today's guest is Dr. Erica Barnell from Geneoscopy. They have devised a test to identify evidence of precancerous gene expression in the stool. This advance makes early detection more feasible, along with a higher likelihood of frequent testing, at a significantly lower cost than outpatient procedures. Genoscopy Information: Website: www.geneoscopy.comLinkedIn: @GeneoscopyTwitter: @GeneoscopyCo Facebook: @GeneoscopyCo


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