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Serum matrix metalloproteinase 9 and colorectal neoplasia: a community-based evaluation of a potential diagnostic test.

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BACKGROUND: A blood test may be a more acceptable routine colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test than faecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, and could be safer and cheaper. We evaluated the accuracy of a serum matrix metalloproteinase (MMP9) test for CRC in a non-presenting symptomatic population. METHODS: A cohort, aged 50-69 with lower gastrointestinal symptoms, was identified by community-based survey. Accuracy of serum MMP9 was assessed by comparison with colono...

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10.1038/bjc.2012.93

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Stocken, DD More by this author
Dowswell, G More by this author
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Journal:
British journal of cancer
Volume:
106
Issue:
8
Pages:
1431-1438
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:2f105b6f-b876-426a-ad35-9db4d6d3881b
Source identifiers:
320349
Local pid:
pubs:320349

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