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2010-01-14 20:13:17

How often patients receive surveillance colonoscopy may need to be better aligned with their risks for colorectal cancer, according to two papers published this month by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers. The studies provide evidence that colonoscopy is both overused and underused in particular patient populations with serious implications for health care spending. According to Robert E. Schoen, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of...

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2009-03-20 08:22:21

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have begun testing a vaccine that might be able to prevent colon cancer in people at high risk for developing the disease. If shown to be effective, it might spare patients the risk and inconvenience of repeated invasive surveillance tests, such as colonoscopy, that are now necessary to spot and remove precancerous polyps. Colon cancer takes years to develop and typically starts with a polyp, which is a benign but abnormal growth...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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