Homemade test for colon cancer – detect cancer with 92% accuracy

US scientists have developed a home test, primary on the analysis of stool samples that detects colon cancer with 92 percent accuracy.

The test, developed at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York include the analysis of DNA present in the sample of feces, that distinguish it from existing non-invasive tests for colon cancer. These tests rely only on detecting the presence of blood in the stool, so that with them, colon cancer was detected with about 74 percent accuracy.

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Performance data of the new test, which announced the “New England Journal of Medicine” were collected from nearly 10,000 respondents aged over 50 years.

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