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2013-10-30 15:48:59

Diagnosing colorectal cancer (CRC) is complex; it relies on significant invasive tests and subjective evaluations. This process may soon become much easier thanks to a medical breakthrough by scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The researchers have identified genetic changes in the colon lining, or mucosa, in colorectal cancer patients that could be used as biomarkers of the disease. That will allow doctors to diagnose patients earlier, more...

2013-10-28 23:04:58

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: MediPoint: In-Vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests - APAC Analysis and Market Forecasts. London (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Summary Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second most common cause of mortality amongst cancer patients. Prognosis is directly related to early diagnosis, with survival rates dramatically improved by early diagnosis and treatment. Thanks to the introduction of CRC...

2013-10-28 23:04:15

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: MediPoint: In-Vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests - US Analysis and Market Forecasts. London (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Summary Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second most common cause of mortality amongst cancer patients. Prognosis is directly related to early diagnosis, with survival rates dramatically improved by early diagnosis and treatment. Thanks to the introduction of CRC...

2013-10-28 23:03:59

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: MediPoint: In-Vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests - EU Analysis and Market Forecasts. London (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Summary Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second most common cause of mortality amongst cancer patients. Prognosis is directly related to early diagnosis, with survival rates dramatically improved by early diagnosis and treatment. Thanks to the introduction of CRC...

2013-10-28 12:25:40

Full Spectrum Endoscopy Welcomed by Doctors at Medical Conferences ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now doctors performing flexible endoscopy have a new tool available to help them see more anatomy and facilitate diagnoses in the upper GI tract. Traditional gastroscopes that have been available to endoscopists provide a field of view limited to about 140 degrees. EndoChoice(®) today announced the FDA had provided 510(k) clearance of its new Fuse(TM) Gastroscope that has a...

2013-10-16 23:32:43

Preventing Colorectal Cancer's sixth issue brief examines the pros and cons of the SEDASYS device, which replaces anesthesiologists and certified nurse anesthetists in the surgical suite. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the sixth issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, and highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this...

2013-10-09 12:56:04

More evidence needed to ensure risks of removing low-risk lesions do not outweigh benefits of screening We cannot allow a collective fear of missing bowel cancer to risk unnecessary and harmful treatment of patients with non-cancerous lesions, argue experts on bmj.com today. Professor Geir Hoff and colleagues in Norway, argue that we need more evidence about the malignant potential of benign lesions to be sure that the risks of removing them do not outweigh the benefits of screening....

2013-10-08 12:28:02

Large, single-center study calls into question the use of sigmoidoscopy to screen for colon cancer in patients over age 60 WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People over 60 years old are more likely to have precancerous or cancerous polyps develop in a part of the colon that goes unseen by flexible sigmoidoscopy, a common screening test for colon and rectal cancer, a new study finds. Study results suggest the need for reviewing and possibly revising national colon...

2013-10-01 12:30:18

Results of recent survey confirm the advantages of invendo's single-use colonoscope NEW YORK and KISSING, Germany, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- invendo medical, manufacturer and distributor of a single-use and computer-assisted ("robotic") colonoscopy system, today announced the results of a survey examining key barriers that impact colorectal cancer screening compliance. Screening has been shown to decrease colorectal cancer rates in the United States, but according to the American Cancer...

2013-09-19 13:24:10

GI Society leaders respond to the latest scientific evidence A study published in the Sept. 19 New England Journal of Medicine provides some of the clearest evidence to date that colonoscopy has advantages over sigmoidoscopy for the prevention of colorectal cancer. Researchers followed 88,902 study participants for 22 years and found that 1,815 developed colorectal cancer. Investigators estimated that 40 percent of those cancers could have been prevented if all of the patients in the...


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Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

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