The case for early detection

Ruth Etzioni, Nicole Urban, Scott Ramsey, Martin McIntosh, Stephen Schwartz, Brian Reid, Jerald Radich, Garnet Anderson, Leland Hartwell

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Early detection represents one of the most promising approaches to reducing the growing cancer burden. It already has a key role in the management of cervical and breast cancer, and is likely to become more important in the control of colorectal, prostate and lung cancer. Early-detection research has recently been revitalized by the advent of novel molecular technologies that can identify cellular changes at the level of the genome or proteome, but how can we harness these new technologies to develop effective and practical screening tests?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-252
Number of pages10
JournalNature Reviews Cancer
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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