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Genetic tests help physicians be proactive about CRC

Gastroenterologists can be proactive about fighting colorectal cancer by knowing who should get genetic testing, when tests should occur, and the implications of the results, says Elena Stoffel of the Cancer Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan. "The key point to making these strategies of universal screening of colorectal cancer cases for the possibility of genetic syndromes rests in being able to test other relatives before their cancer diagnoses in order to identify individuals who need early intervention and prevent cancers," Stoffel said.

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