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2014-01-29 23:32:09

Introducing CE-IVD marked kits with expanded mutation coverage in colorectal cancer for Kras, Nras, and Braf genes. Tarzana, Calif (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Today EntroGen (http://www.entrogen.com) announced immediate availability of its expanded colorectal cancer screening products. EntroGen K-Ras and N-Ras Mutation Analysis kits have been updated to include coverage for exon 2, 3 and 4 mutations in both genes. The Company has obtained a CE-IVD mark for these products. The importance of...

2014-01-28 12:29:12

Science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University has helped fund pivotal research in how to combat colon cancer and specifically cancer resistance to inhibitor drugs NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University has helped fund pivotal research in how to combat colon cancer and specifically cancer...

2014-01-27 12:29:29

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaris Group announced today that ADI-PEG 20, arginine deiminase formulated with polyethylene glycol, acts as a radiosensitizer of pancreatic cancer both in tissue culture and in mice with human pancreatic cancer. These results were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, California. The study was performed in conjunction with collaborators at MD Anderson Cancer Center in...

2014-01-22 23:20:45

A new study published online today in The Oncologist journal shows that an assessment of metabolic response in patients with metastatic colon cancer (mCC) treated with a single course of chemotherapy could predict the downstream efficacy of the treatment. The Engelmann study showed that PET, applied after a single cycle of first-line systemic therapy predicted progression-free survival. Durham, NC (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 A new study published online today in The Oncologist journal shows...

2014-01-18 08:20:15

Research findings enable disease molecular sub-typing to lead to more informed clinical decision-making IRVING, Texas, Jan. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences®, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine, will present a large international tumor profiling study of colorectal cancer (CRC) at the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium this week in San Francisco, Calif. With more than 7,000 patients comprehensively profiled by...

2014-01-16 16:24:37

Research uncovers clinically actionable biomarker targets and key treatment insights for colorectal, gastric, neuroendocrine and appendiceal cancer patients IRVING, Texas, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences®, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine, will present multiple tumor profiling studies at the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium held this week in San Francisco, Calif. This research demonstrates the impact of Caris...

2014-01-15 14:37:11

Among patients who had undergone curative surgery for primary colorectal cancer, the screening methods of computed tomography and carcinoembryonic antigen each provided an improved rate of surgical treatment of cancer recurrence compared with minimal follow-up, although there was no advantage in combining these tests, according to a study in the January 15 issue of JAMA. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, with 1.24 million cases reported to the International...

2014-01-14 23:03:55

The Surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates are now using robotic surgical technology in the operative treatment of colon and rectal tumors, and certain benign colorectal conditions. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Robotic Colorectal surgery is a significant advance in today’s surgical care and is being used by the surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates (http://www.lacolon.com). The surgeons believe that robot-assisted surgery is a...

2014-01-10 08:24:25

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new contract of nearly $7 million will take advantage of Kaiser Permanente's pioneering expertise in health care research to build a data network aimed at improving patient outcomes in colorectal cancer, heart disease and obesity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The Kaiser Permanente-led clinical data research network is one of 29 individual network projects that were approved for a total of $93.5...

2014-01-08 08:29:00

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Screening for those at High Risk of Lung Cancer ST. LOUIS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veran Medical Technologies, the electromagnetic navigation experts, announces its plan to support hospital efforts in building the infrastructure necessary to handle the flood of new patients who will be covered by insurance for lung cancer screening. On December 30, 2013, The U.S. Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) issued its final recommendation...


Latest Colorectal cancer 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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