Cancer Testing Industry Will Benefit As EU Accepts Need To Modernize Screening
The Council of the EU has adopted recommendations put forward by the European Commission to broaden cancer screening significantly. This is the first time EU cancer screening recommendations have been revised in some 20 years.
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