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2014-08-13 23:01:47

North Texas Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and Baylor Research Institute, join with Myriad Genetics, Lynch Syndrome International, Progeny and Ambry Genetics to bring global expert, Patrick Lynch, JD, MD, to Dallas to present lifesaving information on Lynch syndrome (HNPCC), a hereditary cancer condition, to bring a community outreach presentation, Saturday, August 16, 2014. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The North Texas Chapter of the Association of...

2014-08-13 08:28:23

Automation will accelerate analysis of blood samples for expanded colorectal cancer screening trial NAMUR, Belgium, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (OTCQB: VNRX), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, today announced it has installed a Tecan EVO200 automated liquid handling system in its Namur, Belgium laboratory. The Tecan EVO200 is a robot that will significantly accelerate VolitionRx's large scale clinical...

2014-08-12 16:27:51

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Valley Center for Digestive Health (HVCDH) is hosting an Open House in celebration of National ASC Day on August 14th, by raising awareness of the importance of colon cancer screening and about the high-quality, cost-efficient care ASCs provide to patients in the Cortlandt Manor community. Representatives from HVCDH will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, August 14(th) from 2pm-6pm at the center located on the grounds of...

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...

2014-08-08 10:45:03

Queen Mary, University of London New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) reveals taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive tract, i.e. bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer. For the first time, scientists have reviewed all the available evidence from many studies and clinical trials assessing both the benefits and harms of preventive use of aspirin. Conclusions of the study, funded by Cancer...

2014-08-05 16:27:07

Southwest Gastroenterology encourages patients to make time to visit their office for a colonoscopy. OAK LAWN, Ill., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The latest statistics show that over 130,000 patients are diagnosed with colon cancer each year. It is a condition that can be most efficiently resolved when it's caught early, which is why Dr. Jeffrey Port strongly suggests that patients come in to get screened with a colonoscopy.A colonoscopy can identify colorectal cancer and...

2014-08-04 13:23:53

American Association for Cancer Research Consumption of a type of starch that acts like fiber may help reduce colorectal cancer risk associated with a high red meat diet, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Red meat and resistant starch have opposite effects on the colorectal cancer-promoting miRNAs, the miR-17-92 cluster," said Karen J. Humphreys, PhD, a research associate at the Flinders Center for...

chili peppers for tumors
2014-08-04 03:30:04

University of California, San Diego Health System Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient in chili peppers – produces chronic activation of a receptor on cells lining the intestines of mice, triggering a reaction that ultimately reduces the risk of colorectal tumors. The findings are published in the August 1, 2014 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The receptor or ion channel,...

2014-08-01 23:04:42

A colonoscopy specialist from La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills responds to a new study linking carbohydrates to colon cancer. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 A new study published in the journal Cell has found that carbohydrates may contribute to the development of colorectal cancer in patients who are already genetically predisposed to the disease. The study was authored by Alberto Martin of the University of Toronto. In it, carbohydrates were found to cause intestinal...

2014-08-01 16:23:54

Plasma RNA biomarker panel for colorectal cancer screening JERUSALEM, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bio-MarCare Technologies, a leader in the development of plasma RNA biomarkers for colorectal cancer (CRC), is offering for sale its proprietary Colon-MarCarePlex(TM) technology for the pre-cancerous polyps screening in blood. The purchaser will receive all intellectual property (IP) rights, know-how and current business relationships associated with MarCarePlex(TM) technology....


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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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