Testing DNA in people’s stool could be a more accurate and less invasive way of finding colorectal cancer.

The screening method, investigated by Martin Widschwendter and colleagues from Innsbruck Medical University in Austria, could reduce the risk of death from one of the most common cancers in the industrialized world.

Although several methods of colorectal cancer detection are available, most are invasive and not specific or sensitive enough for adequate screening.

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