As of 2018, American Cancer Society (ACS) now recommends to initiate screening for colon cancer at age 45. This change is due to recent data showing colon cancer becoming more common in the 45-49 age group. ACS includes multi-target stool DNA testing as a recommended method for colon cancer screening. As of now this test is approved for patients who are 50 years of age or older. The purpose of this study is to expand this test to patients who are 45-49.
We are currently seeking candidates for a paid clinical study at Austin Regional Clinical Wilson Parke. This study is for adults aged 45-49 years old who show no gastrointestinal symptoms and aren’t diagnosed with colon cancer. If you’d like to see if you qualify for this study, please contact our research team. You can call our ARC Clinical Research team at 512-225-5931, or fill out our Clinical Research Interest form online.