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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...

2011-04-15 00:00:30

MedexSupply, a Brooklyn-based distributor of medical, surgical and healthcare supplies, is working to promote awareness of colorectal cancer, the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 MedexSupply, a Brooklyn-based distributor of medical supplies, surgical equipment and healthcare supplies, is working to promote awareness of colorectal cancer, the third most commonly diagnosed cancer...

2011-01-10 08:55:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Not only do race and ethnicity play a part in whether a person gets screened for colon cancer or not, but where a person lives also plays a role, according to new research. It is known that racial minorities have lower colorectal screening rates than whites. What hasn't been known, until now, is whether these differences also vary across geographic regions. Thomas Semrad and colleagues at the UC Davis Cancer Center found that geography accounts for major differences in...

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2010-10-22 09:15:00

The same low dose aspirin recommended by doctors to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke can also help combat colon cancer, according to new researched published Friday in The Lancet. An international team of researchers, led by Oxford University Professor Peter M. Rothwell, conducted a series of four randomized trials over a total period of 20 years. Each of the studies lasted an average of six years and involved a total of more than 14,000 patients, who either took a placebo or one of...

2010-10-14 13:55:42

New study highlights need to address both the overuse and underuse of recommended colorectal cancer screening tests Only one-fifth of primary care physicians in the US follow practice guidelines for colorectal cancer screening for all the tests they recommend, according to Dr. Robin Yabroff from the National Cancer Institute and her colleagues. About 40 percent followed guidelines for some of the tests they recommended and the remaining 40 percent did not follow guidelines for any of the...

2010-07-20 12:48:27

Combined technologies offer promise for detecting colon cancer in women A team led by a Northwestern University biomedical engineer has found that combining novel optical technologies with a common colon cancer screening test may allow doctors to more accurately detect the presence of colon cancer, particularly in women. The study, led by Vadim Backman, professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering, in partnership with colleagues at NorthShore...

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2010-04-28 10:55:00

A simple colon cancer test that takes about five minutes to complete could save thousands of lives, according to new research completed by medical experts at the Imperial College London. Experts at the university found that a single flexible sigmoidoscopy examination, or Flexi-Scope test, could reduce bowel cancer occurrences by 1/3 in men and women between the ages of 55 and 64. Furthermore, over the course of the 16-year study, the mortality rate of those who had the Flexi-Scope test was...

2010-01-26 13:48:54

Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, remains effective in screening older patients for colorectal cancer (CRC), produces low referral for colonoscopy rates similar to other screening exams now covered by Medicare, and does not result in unreasonable levels of additional testing resulting from extracolonic findings, according to a study published in the February issue of Radiology. CT colonography employs virtual reality technology to produce a...

2009-11-02 10:13:00

Although colonoscopy remains the preferred colorectal cancer screening method, the recently updated NCCN Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening have added annual immunohistochemical stool testing with or without a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years as an alternate screening option for average risk individuals. Additional updates include guidelines for individuals with three rare syndromes putting them at greater risk for developing the disease. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 2...


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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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