Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

January 8, 2019

This makes it the third most common cancer that medical professionals detect in both men and women.

Colorectal cancer, which doctors also refer to as bowel cancer, is responsible for more than 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S.

If doctors catch it early, they can treat it, and the death rate from colorectal cancer is slowly dropping, thanks to increases in screening.

However, specialists often catch the disease too late, and one of the primary reasons for this is a lack of nonintrusive, reliable diagnostic tests.

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