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Personalized screening for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer screening can save lives but there is a need for targeted, personalized screening. A new study examines an individual risk assessment based on family history, lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors, but faecal haemoglobin levels and their change over time can also help to further identify patients at high risk.

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Kuipers, E.J., Spaander, M.C. Personalized screening for colorectal cancer. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 15, 391–392 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41575-018-0015-8

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