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New, noninvasive, stool-based colorectal cancer screening test
Date:3/19/2014

d to 24% for FIT.

The test might also be useful as an 'interval' look between colonoscopies to make sure lesions are not developing before the next scheduled colonoscopy for higher-risk individuals who are advised to get more frequent colonoscopies.

Dr. Itzkowitz is on the Scientific Advisory Board of Exact Sciences Corporation.

This study was funded by Exact Sciences Corporation.

Other authors include experts from Indiana University, University of North Carolina, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN; Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California; Boston Biostatistics Research Foundation, Boston, MA; and Exact Sciences Corporation, Madison, WI.

The Cologuard test is limited to investigational use only and is not available for sale in the United States.


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The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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