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Colon Cancer Screening Technique Shows Continued Promise in New Study
June 9, 2009
Recent clinical trials show that a new colon cancer screening technique created by Northwestern University researchers has a high enough sensitivity that it could potentially be as or more successful than a colonoscopy in screening for colon cancer.
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