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2014-08-12 08:29:37

First time in history a technology receives FDA approval and proposed national coverage by CMS on the same day MADISON, Wis., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exact Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: EXAS) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cologuard, the company's noninvasive, stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test. Cologuard is the first noninvasive screening test for colorectal cancer that analyzes both stool DNA and blood biomarkers and has been...

The Internet May Be The Worst Place For Info On Colon Cancer: Study
2014-04-15 07:06:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most people surfing the Internet, information on colorectal cancer is too difficult to understand and doesn’t address the key risks of the disease and the biggest concerns that patients have, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center gastroenterologists. Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Deepak Agrawal, the lead author of the paper, and his colleague Dr. Chenlu Tian, reviewed dozens of popular...

2014-03-18 08:32:05

Sportscaster Bob Papa, the voice of the New York Giants, recruiting fellow Baby Boomers to 'Take a Stand against Colon Cancer' and pledge to get screened PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals, the makers of PREPOPIK(®) (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) announce the start of a national campaign with sportscaster Bob Papa and the Colon Cancer Alliance, aimed at encouraging the last of the Baby Boomer generation, born in 1964, to...

2012-02-23 13:18:56

The largest study of the efficacy of virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography) in Americans ages 65 and older, published online Feb. 23 in Radiology, has confirmed the “virtual” exam is comparably effective to standard colonoscopy at detecting colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps in older seniors. Due to these results, those of a landmark 2008 study in the New England Journal of Medicine involving patients ages 50 and older, and the multitude of trials with similar positive...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.