Use of blood-based biomarkers for early diagnosis and surveillance of colorectal cancer.

@article{Ganepola2014UseOB,
  title={Use of blood-based biomarkers for early diagnosis and surveillance of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Ganepola Ap Ganepola and Joel Nizin and John R. Rutledge and David Hung Chang},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={83-97}
}
Early screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) holds the key to combat and control the increasing global burden of CRC morbidity and mortality. However, the current available screening modalities are severely inadequate because of their high cost and cumbersome preparatory procedures that ultimately lead to a low participation rate. People simply do not like to have colonoscopies. It would be ideal, therefore, to develop an alternative modality based on blood biomarkers as the first line screening… CONTINUE READING
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