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2014-04-03 11:51:14

A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Colonoscopies screen for colorectal cancer by detecting early, curable cancers. Precancerous adenomas — a type of colon polyp — can also be detected and removed, thereby preventing cancers from developing. "We found that higher levels of detection were associated...

2014-02-25 23:27:02

“It’s important for people to understand that with proper screening, colon cancer can not only be detected early, but often can be prevented from developing,” says Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, a gastroenterologist and director of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United...

2014-02-25 12:24:41

Fun "Dress in Blue Eve" Event at Breckenridge Brewery Kicks Off Colonoscopy Awareness Effort DENVER, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The public and highly visible television anchors and reporters are being urged to Dress in Blue on on Friday, March 7, 2014 in support of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March). The Denver City and County Building and the Daniels & Fisher Tower will be illuminated with blue lights in recognition of the month. Colorectal cancer, often...

2013-06-19 04:21:36

Highly sensitive and accurate test detects cancer-related microRNA in blood of patients even before the development of colorectal cancer DALLAS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new blood test developed in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Lab at Baylor Research Institute is showing very promising results for finding cancer-related microRNA in the blood before a tumor develops in the colon. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130619/DC33230) The test results,...

2013-06-12 08:27:40

New Study investigated precancerous polyp growth in patients over time. It provides invaluable data on the growth and regression of small polyps STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viatronix Incorporated announced today that its dedicated CT Colonography (CTC) software--V3D-Colon was exclusively used in another important clinical study relating to colorectal cancer screening. The latest CTC study, "Assessment of volumetric growth rates of small colorectal polyps with CT...

2013-05-20 11:00:03

Colonoscopy withdrawal time, polyp removal technique also examined at DDW® 2013 A ground-breaking advance in colonoscopy technology signals the future of colorectal care, according to research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). Additional research focuses on optimizing the minimal withdrawal time for colonoscopies and exploring safer methods for removing polyps. During colonoscopy, doctors use a device called a colonoscope to examine the colon. This screening test...

2013-03-26 12:29:51

Cancer screening procedure most important for colorectal cancer prevention for people over 50 or those with high risk factors; Colonoscopy recommended once every 10 years KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are 50 years old or older, getting a colonoscopy could save your life. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and doctors with Saint Luke's gastroenterology program are encouraging this regular screening for colorectal cancer...

2012-05-22 23:16:32

New research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) looks at patient experiences with colorectal cancer screening and questions current screening guidelines. Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the third most common in men. Studies found that patients prefer colonscopy over computed tomography colonography, despite the former's more invasive nature, and highlight the importance of a patient's experience and role in the process of...

2012-05-22 02:15:17

Studies of technological innovations being presented for the first time at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) showed increased accuracy coupled with decreased cost, time or invasiveness of gastrointestinal procedures. Use of a new high-definition colonoscope, for example, improved physician confidence in diagnosing small polyps, potentially reducing the amount of polyps sent for pathology analysis and the associated costs. Other studies showed the effectiveness of endoscopic bypass using...

2012-05-15 09:24:00

Current colorectal cancer screening guidelines for individuals with first-degree relatives with precancerous colon polyps are based on studies that were not properly designed or were too limited to shape those guidelines, according to a new systemic review of research on the topic. The review authors call for new studies to measure the risk and identify the factors that modify it. "We found that most studies that are cited for the risk for colorectal cancer when first-degree relatives --...