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

by other FITs (fecal immunochemical tests) or FOBTs (fecal occult blood tests) - and does not require any change in patient diet or medication. In one study, patients were 66% more compliant in completing their InSure FIT test compared to a leading guaiac-based FOBT test.[3] Information about the InSure FIT test is available at http://www.doyouhavetheguts.com.

A recent interim study conducted at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (Australia) and presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week Conference in May 2008 found that, in patients with a family or personal history of colorectal cancer or adenoma who completed an annual FIT, detection of cancerous lesions occurred an average of 26.5 months earlier than would have occurred during the three- or five-year study-required colonoscopy alone. Detection of precancerous lesions in this group occurred 18.4 months earlier.[4]

"Quest Diagnostics is committed to expanding the number of people getting screened annually for colorectal cancer, and ScreenCancer is a valued partner in that endeavor," remarked Paul Rust, Quest Diagnostics' Vice President, Point of Care Testing. "ScreenCancer's introduction of an innovative, comprehensive cancer screening program in the European commercial market, combined with tests such as the InSure FIT colorectal cancer screening test, promise to help improve cancer screening rates, and as a result, through early detection, help save lives."

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ScreenCancer AS provides cancer screening management services to self-insured employers and individuals. ScreenCancer offers a private alternative where little or no public cancer screening program exists. With a panel of the leading screening tests for several major cancers, and clinical follow-up by experts in the field, ScreenCancer provides a method for employers and individuals t
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