MedScape | June 01, 2020 A blood test detected 11 of 11 cases of colorectal cancer in a study involving 354 patients, and also spotted a majority of cases — 40 out of 53 — in which participants had advanced adenomas, an investigator said.
OncLive | May 08, 2020 The multimodal FirstSightCRC blood test demonstrated higher sensitivity and specificity than standard screening protocols in detecting advanced adenomas and colorectal cancer (CRC), explained Shai Friedland, MD, who added that the noninvasive assay could lead to improved screening compliance.
Healio Gastroenterology | May 6, 2020 A novel, blood-based assay improved the detection of advanced and non-advanced adenomas by analyzing cell-free DNA and circulating gastrointestinal epithelial cells, according to research from Digestive Disease Week.
Becker’s Hospital Review | May 04, 2020 CellMax Life released results from its U.S. study of the FirstSight blood test that revealed the test detected colorectal cancer with 100 percent sensitivity at 90 percent specificity.
BIOCENTURY | JAN 18, 2018
CellMax Life Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) reported that its CellMax-CRC colorectal cancer screening test detected colorectal cancer with 84% sensitivity and 97.3% specificity. The single-site, Taiwanese trial enrolled 620 adults who were undergoing a routine colonoscopy or who had adenomatous polyps or early to late-stage colorectal cancer.
HealthNewsDigest | Jan 20, 2019
According to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, colorectal cancer (aka colon cancer) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States (when men and women are combined). It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths when men and women are considered separately (behind lung and prostate cancer in men, and behind lung and breast cancer in women). The disease causes more than 50,000 deaths annually in the US.