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Lowering fecal immunochemical test positivity threshold vs multitarget stool RNA testing for colorectal cancer screening


Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: This study found that comparable levels of sensitivity and specificity as reported for the multitarget stool RNA (mt-sRNA) test in the colorectal cancer (CRC)-PREVENT study could be achieved by lowering the fecal immunochemical test positivity threshold, without additional mt-sRNA testing. The findings are similar to previous observations for multitarget stool DNA testing.

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Hermann Brenner, M.D., M.P.H., email

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Media advisory: This study is being released to coincide with the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

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