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2014-02-03 16:25:49

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, known as "FITs," also finds...

FDA Clears The Path For Colon Camera Pill
2014-02-03 11:01:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Uncomfortable, but a medically important procedure – many colonoscopies cannot be completed due to physiological reasons or a patient’s history of complexities and procedures in their abdomen. A camera-in-a-pill device from Given Imaging that recently received federal approval could change how colonoscopies are performed and possibly lower the rate of incomplete colonoscopies. "PillCam COLON will improve patient care by offering...

2014-01-31 23:00:10

The Prevent Cancer Foundation awarded grants of $10,000 each to four community organizations around the United States that support underserved communities. These groups run programs focusing on breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Four community organizations on the front lines of the battle against cancer will receive a total of $40,000 in grants for cancer prevention education programs, the Prevent Cancer Foundation announced. Each of the...

2014-01-30 12:28:09

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech announced today that its collaboration with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has resulted in establishment of a regulatory path for Xilonix(TM) registration in the European Union for the treatment of colorectal cancer. XBiotech AG will soon launch its Phase III registration study in Europe to evaluate Xilonix in patients with treatment-resistant colorectal cancer. Cancer treatment centers in at least 6 countries will be involved...

2014-01-29 16:29:03

DUBLIN, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q8l6jf/lexicons) has announced the addition of the "Lexicon's telotristat - A new approach to carcinoid syndrome" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q8l6jf/lexicons ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Lexicon is developing telotristat as therapy for carcinoid syndrome, an orphan' disease that occurs...

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...

2014-01-16 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...

2014-01-16 08:27:06

Enables physicians and patients to proactively avoid toxicities from treatments unlikely to provide benefit SAN FRANCISCO, Jan.16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences today announced that study results of a proprietary predictive test for esophageal cancer demonstrated strong accuracy and specificity in identifying patients who are likely to have tumors that are extremely resistant to standard pre-surgical treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. Data from this second...

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...

2014-01-06 23:02:34

In-demand research study “Monoclonal Antibodies Market in Gastric and Esophageal Cancers to 2019 - Crowded Late-Stage Pipelines and Favorable Market Conditions Encourage Robust Growth” worked out by GBI Research has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, the value of the overall market for mAbs in gastric and esophageal cancers is forecast to touch the USD 766 million mark by 2019. London, UK (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Currently, esophageal and gastric...


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Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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