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2014-02-27 08:28:32

New Ireland PSA Supports March's National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kathy Ireland is partnering with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), which represents the doctors who specialize in endoscopy and colon cancer screening, on a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to encourage those 50 and over to undergo screening for colon cancer. Colon cancer kills approximately 50,000 people each year,...

2014-02-26 08:25:44

STOP Colon Cancer study addresses disparities among uninsured, low-income and Latino patients PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colon cancer screening rates increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients' homes, according to results of a pilot study published today in the journal BMC Cancer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, included 869 patients who...

Improving Cancer Diagnosis Rates With New Paper Test Strip
2014-02-25 13:37:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a paper test that could improve cancer diagnosis rates. Cancer mortality rates can be drastically reduced with early detection, but some of these methods, such as mammography and colonoscopy, are unable to be used in developing nations. Cancer rates in these countries now account for 70 percent of mortality around the world, so a new method to detect the...

2014-02-04 11:16:21

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, know as "FITs", also finds that the tests will correctly identify about 94...

2014-02-03 16:25:49

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, known as "FITs," also finds...

FDA Clears The Path For Colon Camera Pill
2014-02-03 11:01:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Uncomfortable, but a medically important procedure – many colonoscopies cannot be completed due to physiological reasons or a patient’s history of complexities and procedures in their abdomen. A camera-in-a-pill device from Given Imaging that recently received federal approval could change how colonoscopies are performed and possibly lower the rate of incomplete colonoscopies. "PillCam COLON will improve patient care by offering...

2014-01-14 08:28:32

Full Spectrum Endoscopy Cleared for Marketing ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoChoice(®) today announced the company has received a license from Health Canada to market its innovative Fuse(TM) Full Spectrum Endoscopy(TM) system in Canada. The Health Canada license means Fuse will be the first endoscopy system available with expanded viewing capabilities to reach Canadian patients. Endoscopes are thin flexible tubes with imaging capabilities that doctors use to view the...

2014-01-08 12:30:27

International Courses Draw More than 1,500 Doctors NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fuse(TM), Full Spectrum Endoscopy(TM) system from EndoChoice® was featured in continuing medical education courses last month for audiences of gastroenterologists from around the world. At the Amsterdam Live Endoscopy course in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and the 37th Annual New York Course, sponsored by the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE) in New York, NY, procedures...

2014-01-07 12:27:48

LONDON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: MediPoint: In-Vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests - South America Analysis and Market Forecasts MediPoint: In-Vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests - South America Analysis and Market Forecasts 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...


Latest Colonoscopy Reference Libraries

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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