New test to aid colorectal cancer detection

Saskatchewan has licensed the right to use a diagnostic blood test aimed at detecting colorectal cancer in its early, curable stages. The test – developed by Saskatoon-based Phenomenome Discoveries Inc. – measures levels of a certain metabolite in the blood that is low in people with colorectal cancer.

While it’s not yet clear how the blood test will be applied in everyday practice in the province, Premier Brad Wall touted it as a “made-in-Saskatchewan” development that will help with the early detection of cancer. Read more…

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