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FDA Approves Noninvasive DNA Test for Colorectal Cancer

Test May Offer Solid Alternative to Current Screening Options, Says FP Expert

August 29, 2014 02:51 pm — On Aug. 11, the FDA approved Cologuard, a stool-based colorectal cancer screening test that detects red blood cells and DNA mutations; it is the first fecal DNA test for colorectal cancer to receive the agency's thumbs-up.

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