Non-invasive early detection & disease monitoring
Colorectal cancer screening by colonoscopy reduces mortality. However, this approach is costly, invasive and dependent on individual compliance. As a result, just two-thirds of targeted individuals undergo these screenings at appropriate intervals. The Colorectal Cancer Moon Shot team is developing a blood-based diagnostic test to screen for the presence of colorectal cancer in a non-invasive manner. This test, which relies on tumor-specific signatures called biomarkers, will also be used to monitor the progression of a patient’s disease during their treatment.