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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...

2013-10-15 23:27:36

Screening precancerous polyps can help identify at-risk patients before cancer develops. Irving, TX (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Miraca Life Sciences (MLS), the leading pathology services provider that collaborates to make patients and practices better, is pleased to announce the results of a screening program implemented in 2010 which tests pre-cancerous polyps for DNA mismatch repair (MMR) abnormalities. Throughout this program, MLS leveraged its unique expertise and systematic approach to...

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....

2013-10-09 08:27:02

SAN DIEGO and HEIDELBERG, Germany, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Proteomics Inc. (API), the leading developer of protein-based molecular diagnostics, announces a collaboration with the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ), the largest biomedical research institute in Germany. Under the collaboration, API and DKFZ will advance the discovery and development of new blood tests for colon and pancreatic cancer. "Both API and the German Cancer...

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 16:26:15

MADISON, N.J. and SYDNEY, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that on September 30, 2013 it completed the sale of its Enterix colorectal cancer screening test business to Clinical Genomics Technologies Pty Ltd., an Australian life sciences company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130717/NY48934LOGO ) At its Investor Day...

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...

2013-10-01 10:11:25

Younger patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body represent a high-risk group that is less likely to respond to treatment. Colorectal cancer in patients younger than 40 is more likely to grow despite treatment and young patients are at greater risk of death than people in other age groups. That’s according to research presented to the 2013 European Cancer Congress in Amsterdam. The team of scientists is led by an investigator at University of Colorado...

2013-09-30 15:46:48

Researchers believe they have discovered how aspirin improves survival in patients diagnosed with colon cancer, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) heard today (Monday). Although previous research has shown that taking low dose aspirin after being diagnosed with colon cancer improves patient outcome, the reasons why this happens remain unknown. The new research has shown that aspirin improves outcome in patients whose tumor cells express a specific protein on their surface; the...

2013-09-28 08:20:17

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Angiogenesis Foundation released a white paper at the 2013 European Cancer Congress that addresses the needs, challenges, and proposed solutions for improving treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), the third most common cancer among men and the second most common among women worldwide. The white paper, "Improving Outcomes in the Treatment and Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer," is the result of the International Expert...


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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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