University of Michigan researchers find that gut microbiome analysis improved noninvasive colorectal cancer screening
- Posted: August 7, 2014
Analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment of clinical risk factors and fecal occult blood testing.
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