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Blood Test May Warn of Colon Cancer

Study Shows Test Detects Cancer in Time to Remove Precancerous Growths

Blood Tests for Other Cancers?

If all this sounds familiar, it is. Last April, Getzenberg's team reported a similar blood test for prostate cancer.

Getzenberg says his team is trying to concentrate on developing the prostate cancer and colon cancer tests. But he says the same technique he used to find the prostate- and colon-cancer markers should work for other cancers.

"I am almost positive this will work for a large number of cancer types -- maybe not all, but a large number," he says. "We will help other people do this. It is an approach we have found to be very productive in finding cancer-specific markers that people have been searching for for a while."

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