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2013-03-15 16:24:49

By the National Cancer Institute Editor's Note: The following article is part of the monthly Lifelines education and awareness print series that the National Cancer Institute provides to African American news and information outlets. BETHESDA, Md., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a screening test could not only catch cancer early but also help to prevent it, could you think of any reason not to have the test? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111018/DC89117LOGO)...

2013-03-05 14:58:57

Results show 70 percent reduction in risk for average-risk adults A new study led by a researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania adds support to current medical recommendations stating that screening colonoscopy substantially reduces an average-risk adult´s likelihood of being diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) in either the right or left side of the colon. In recent years, colonoscopy has begun to rapidly replace sigmoidoscopy...

2012-10-24 11:56:32

Use of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening could explain a significant decrease in the cancer's incidence over the past decade, according to a new study from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Although colonoscopy is now the most common colorectal cancer screening method, there has been conflicting evidence as to its effectiveness compared with sigmoidoscopy, a method that examines only a portion of the colon. The team scrutinized data collected from more...

2012-09-14 06:25:58

REDMOND, Wash., Sept 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onconome, Inc. today reported the results of studies on 431 patients based upon the blood test it has developed to determine an individual's probability of having colorectal cancer (CRC). The results of the studies have been published in the September issue of the "American Journal of Cancer Research" and demonstrate that Onconome's test is highly sensitive (93.75%) and specific (82.89%) to CRC and has a Negative Predictive Value of 99.9775%...

2012-05-16 00:59:30

Two studies by neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggest that, in the future, colonic tissue obtained during either colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy may be used to predict who will develop Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder of aging that that leads to progressive deterioration of motor function due to loss of neurons in the brain that produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter essential to executing movement. Currently, Parkinson's disease afflicts...

2012-05-04 09:15:53

Colonoscopy may be preferable to sigmoidoscopy for these populations Blacks and Hispanics have a significantly higher risk of developing precancerous colorectal polyps compared with whites, according to a study by researchers at NewYork — Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. The findings appeared in the online edition of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. "Our data suggest that we need to redouble our efforts to increase colon cancer screening in areas...

2012-03-09 00:47:32

Colon cancer is largely preventable as long as a person gets screened appropriately, said a gastroenterologist from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Despite new options for screening, there is plenty of evidence to support that a traditional colonoscopy is still the best method of prevention, said Dr. Bincy Abraham, assistant professor of medicine — gastroenterology at BCM. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It serves as an...

New Guidelines For Colorectal Cancer Screening
2012-03-07 06:08:56

Experts from the American College of Physicians (ACP) have issued new testing guidelines for patients who need colorectal cancer screening. According to the ACP, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States. The guidelines were brought forth to bring awareness to physicians and patients about understanding the benefits and harms of colorectal cancer screening. Virginia L. Hood, MBBS, MPH, FACP, president of ACP said in a...

2011-08-17 08:23:00

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polymedco is pleased to announce a publication in Epidemiologic Review, "Organized Colorectal Cancer Screening in Integrated Health Care Systems" by Theodore R Levin, Laura Jamieson, Daniel A Burley, Juan Reyes, Michael Oehrli, and Cindy Caldwell (Epidemiol Rev (2011)33(1);101-110). The publication details the organized screening program for Colorectal cancer (CRC) at Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC). The CRC screening...

2011-06-27 12:18:00

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a nationwide research poll released today by the Colon Cancer Alliance and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) suggest that one in three of men and women age 60-70 who have been screened for colon cancer have done so only once, suggesting a failure to follow medical guidelines that call for periodic testing after initial screening at age 50 by colonoscopy and other methods. The poll also shows that men and women age 50 years and older who...


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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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