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ScreenCancer Adds InSure(R) FIT(TM) Colorectal Cancer Screening Test to European Cancer Screening Program
Date:2/26/2009

OSLO, Norway, February 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ScreenCancer AS, a Norwegian company offering cancer screening management services to employers, insurance companies and individuals, today announced that it has added the InSure(R) FIT(TM) take-at-home colorectal cancer screening test to its European Cancer Screening Program. The company's two-year distribution agreement with Enterix Inc., a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services, grants ScreenCancer limited exclusive rights to offer InSure FIT in 24 countries of the European Economic Union, including France, Germany and the U.K.

Colon cancer is the second most common form of cancer in Europe. In 2004, 376,400 people contracted the illness while 203,700 colon cancer patients died. Despite considerable progress in treatment, the mortality rate in Europe has remained high and it has been concluded that it can only be reduced through an intensive campaign of prevention and screening.[1][2] Medical experts recommend annual screening for all patients over age 50 at average risk, younger for those at higher risk.

"We are pleased to provide annual colorectal cancer screening with InSure FIT to our customers," said Christian Horn, CEO of ScreenCancer. "Colorectal cancer is often treatable and even preventable when caught early, which is why annual screening with the InSure FIT test is so important. The test has been shown to be highly effective in helping to detect colorectal cancers earlier, and, we believe, is the easiest test for patients to use, making it an important component of our program designed to increase screening rates for the major cancers."

InSure FIT features a unique long-handled blue brush to collect two water-based samples - rather than the solid samples required
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