The purpose of this study is to determine if stool or blood can be used to detect colon cancers as early or earlier than colonoscopy. The researchers plan to use these samples to learn about specific proteins (also known as biomarkers) that may indicate colon polyps, colon cancer or an increased risk of developing colon cancer. In order to learn more about preventing and detecting colon and rectal cancer, we are collecting samples from subjects with colorectal cancer who have not received any treatment.
Participants will come to a one-hour clinic visit or meet with the study staff before a scheduled colonoscopy or if applicable, before a scheduled colon surgery or treatment. Participants will answer some health history questions, have blood drawn, and be provided a stool specimen collection kit. The stool specimen collection is done at home, before participants begin their prep for the procedure. The research team will follow up approximately one year after the procedure with a phone call about any major changes in participant health or treatment.
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Stomach, Digestion and Gut Health