Publication date: 28/03/2017
VIB and DNAlytics are proud to announce their partnership to develop a data-driven, high-performance and non-invasive Colorectal Cancer screening test, the ColonoKit. Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer globally and the second most common cause of cancer deaths. The chance of a cure is high if the cancer is detected early enough, but early detection is not a given. Based on a research program from VIB, KU Leuven and UZ Leuven, with the support of the Fournier Majoie Foundation, DNAlytics will develop the ColonoKit which should make it possible to detect colorectal cancer in an early stage using a simple blood test.