Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: More Common than Previously Thought (11-8-2016)

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 from a report released in 1999 estimating that 1.8... Continue Reading

New Treatment May Reduce Precancerous Polyps in Both Large and Small Intestine in Hereditary Cancer Patients (05-26-2016)

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 polyposis coli) gene. Inheriting a mutation in... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (05-25-2016)

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 and genetic counseling service, today announced its... Continue Reading

EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection (05-2-2016)

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 for individuals at an average risk of developing... Continue Reading

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks (03-4-2016)

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 exam that a doctor uses to check the lining of the... Continue Reading

Does Processed Meat Cause Colorectal Cancer? (11-16-2015)

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 that has been salted, cured, fermented, or smoked... Continue Reading

Cancers Caught During Screening Colonoscopy are More Survivable (07-21-2015)

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 in the July issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,... Continue Reading

Testosterone May Contribute to Colon Cancer Tumor Growth (12-22-2014)

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 trend was due to a protecting effect created by... Continue Reading

Doctors find that Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs may Improve Survival From Colon Cancer (08-26-2014)

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 such as Lipitor and Zocor had a 29 percent lower... Continue Reading

Risks May Outweigh Benefits in Surveillance Screening of Elderly with Colon Cancer History (08-22-2014)

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 colonoscopies are at an increased risk for post-procedure... Continue Reading

Next Page »