Published in Biotech Law Weekly, April 30th, 2004
According to a study from the United States, "Colorectal cancer is responsible for over 500 000 deaths annually worldwide. Death from colorectal cancer is preventable, primarily through early diagnosis of disease that has not metastasized."
"The disease itself may be prevented by the detection and removal of colorectal adenomas, from which more than 95% of colorectal cancers arise. Currently there are several screening methods for the disease. These include fecal occult blood tests, sigmoidoscopy, barium enema, and colonoscopy, as well...
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