GLNE 007 Evaluation of Stool Based Markers for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancers and Adenomas


The purpose of this study if to determine if stool or blood can be used to detect colon cancers as early or earlier than colonoscopy. The researchers plan to use these samples to learn about specific proteins (also known as biomarkers) that may indicate colon polyps, colon cancer or an increased risk of developing colon cancer. In order to learn more about preventing and detecting colon and rectal cancer, we are collecting samples from subjects with cancer, adenomas, and colonoscopies who may be at risk for polyps.

I'm interested

Male or Female
18 years and over
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• at least 18 years old
• able to tolerate giving a blood specimen of up to 60 cc
• willing to collect 1-2 stool samples and prepare a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)
• people who have untreated colon cancer OR have previously removed adenomas, OR have a family history of colon cancer OR have a current positive screening stool test in the past 12 months that hasn't been evaluated
• Healthy Controls: have no history of finding polyps, no family history, or negative colorectal cancer screening test (if performed) within past 12 months
Exclusion Criteria:

• people who have had surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy for their current colorectal cancer or any other cancer
• history or clinically active Inflammatory Bowel Disease
• HIV or chronic active viral hepatitis
• history of cancer in the past 3 years (except minor skin, cervical, or endometrial)
• active chemotherapy or radiation treatment for any purpose

Cancer, Digestive & Liver Health

Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer

Allison Iwan -
Aasma Shaukat
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