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2013-09-19 13:02:38

A team of researchers, including those from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health, will be reporting study findings that lend powerful scientific backing to the recommendation that people receive a colonoscopy screening to prevent colorectal cancer. By analyzing medical data from nearly 90,000 people in two major health studies, the researchers found that participants who received either a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy exam –...

2013-09-19 10:33:31

More comprehensive exam reduces risk throughout entire colon A study in the Sept. 19 New England Journal of Medicine finds that colonoscopy appears to reduce the risk of developing or dying from colorectal cancer more powerfully than does sigmoidoscopy, a similar procedure that examines only a portion of the colon. The investigation, which analyzes data from two long-term studies, also identifies molecular features that may help explain tumors that are diagnosed despite an individual's...

2013-08-06 09:12:09

Among underserved patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) screening was not up to date, mailed outreach invitations appear to result in higher CRC screening compared with usual care, according to a study by Samir Gupta, M.D., M.S.C.S., of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, and the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues. A total of 5,970 participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: 1,593 to fecal immunochemical test (FIT) outreach, 479 to...

Organized Mailing Campaigns May Promote Colon Cancer Screening
2013-08-06 09:04:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mention the word colonoscopy and you are likely to make people cringe with fear. While the subject is a touchy one for many, most health experts concur far-reaching changes are needed to improve people's attitudes when it comes to colorectal cancer screening. In a new study of nearly 6,000 North Texas patients, researchers from UT Southwestern and the University of California, San Diego found screening participation rates rose...

2013-08-01 09:24:05

New technology offers three-dimensional images, making it easier to detect precancerous lesions MIT researchers have developed a new endoscopy technology that could make it easier for doctors to detect precancerous lesions in the colon. Early detection of such lesions has been shown to reduce death rates from colorectal cancer, which kills about 50,000 people per year in the United States. The new technique, known as photometric stereo endoscopy, can capture topographical images of the...

2013-06-27 23:40:43

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is now one of just two hospitals in the United States to offer colon cancer screening using computer-assisted colonoscopy. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Is One of First Hospitals in U.S. to Offer Computer-Assisted Colonoscopy Remote-controlled system transmits less force on the bowel wall; may allow for a more comfortable and potentially sedation-free examination NewYork-Presbyterian...

2013-06-24 11:28:52

A new study reports that the use of a quarterly report card is associated with improved colonoscopy quality indicators. Endoscopists at the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind., who participated in the study showed an overall adjusted adenoma (precancerous polyp) detection rate increase from 44.7 percent to 53.9 percent, and a cecal intubation rate increase from 95.6 percent to 98.1 percent. These two metrics are validated measures of colonoscopy performance...

2013-06-20 23:23:05

Preventing Colorectal Cancer's Issue Brief #5, The Impact of Health Insurance Reform on Colorectal Cancer, examines how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) expands Americans´ access to health care procedures such as colorectal cancer screening, which will lead to more people undergoing routine screening for colorectal cancer. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces the release of another issue brief in its ongoing series that...


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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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