University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center study finds non-invasive colon cancer screening may be promising for African Americans

Monday, May 18, 2015
CLEVELAND – In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, physician-scientists at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found that a new non-invasive technology for colon cancer screening is a promising alternative to colonoscopy for African Americans. The study recruited patients to compare the effectiveness of stool DNA (sDNA) testing with colonoscopy for detecting large colon polyps.  
SDNA is a test that detects colon cancer in its earliest stages, based on analysis of stool DNA.  Developed in the laboratory of Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, oncologist with UH Seidman Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, sDNA is a recommended screening by the American Cancer Society. 

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