Recent Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer News

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: More Common than Previously Thought (November 8, 2016)

A recent report reveals that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), effect an estimated 3.1 million (1.3%) U.S. adults.  This is an increase... Continue Reading

New Treatment May Reduce Precancerous Polyps in Both Large and Small Intestine in Hereditary Cancer Patients (May 26, 2016)

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), has reported a new prevention treatment for individuals at high risk of developing colon cancer due to the APC (adenomatous... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing... Continue Reading

EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection (May 2, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epi proColon®, a test that screens for colorectal cancer from a simple blood draw. The approval specifies that EPI proColon is only indicated... Continue Reading

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks (March 4, 2016)

Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of... Continue Reading

Does Processed Meat Cause Colorectal Cancer? (November 16, 2015)

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), eating processed meat products can increase a person’s risk for developing colorectal cancer. Processed meat is classified as meat... Continue Reading

Cancers Caught During Screening Colonoscopy are More Survivable (July 21, 2015)

Patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the test, according to a study... Continue Reading

Testosterone May Contribute to Colon Cancer Tumor Growth (December 22, 2014)

Previous cancer research has revealed that women are less likely than men to suffer from non-sex specific cancers such as cancer of the colon, pancreas and stomach. Scientists theorized that perhaps this... Continue Reading

Doctors find that Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs may Improve Survival From Colon Cancer (August 26, 2014)

According to a new U.K. study, statins, which are widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, appear to improve colon cancer survival.  The study found that overall, colon cancer patients who took statins... Continue Reading

Risks May Outweigh Benefits in Surveillance Screening of Elderly with Colon Cancer History (August 22, 2014)

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, researchers reported that patients over 75 with a history of colon polyps or cancer undergoing surveillance... Continue Reading

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