NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A bipartisan group of Congressional representatives today unveiled a bill that would require Medicare coverage for qualifying US Food and Drug Administration-approved blood-based colorectal cancer screening tests in order to boost screening in traditionally underserved communities.

While the legislation was lauded by Epigenomics, which makes the only FDA-approved blood-based screen for colorectal cancer, Epi proColon, questions remain about the test's effectiveness.

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